- Prep Time: 30m
- Cook Time: 15m
- Total Time: 45m
- Yield: 8 Waffles
- 400 grams strawberries, sliced (14 oz)
- 100 grams beets, diced (3.5oz)
- 4 tablespoons cognac Brandy
- 2 tablespoons brown Sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 dash cloves
- 3/4 cup milk
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1 pinch salt
- 4 eggs (separated whites in one bowl and yolk in another)
For Brandy Whipped Cream
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon cognac brandy
- Although not as pink as I wanted, these waffles make up for it in taste. In a small sauce pan place the strawberries, beets, 1 tbsp. of butter and the 4 tbsp. of brandy. Also throw in the brown sugar and spices letting it simmer on low for 20 minutes or until the sauce turns to a syrup.
- In two bowls whisk the egg yokes and the egg whites separately. The yolks you can hand whisk, however use an electric mixer to whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form.
- Place the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt) in a large mixing bowl. Remove strawberries and beets from the pan and place in a blender with milk. Blend until smooth and let cool. Reserve the syrup in the pan for topping the waffles later.
- Whisk the dry ingredients, then combine in this order. Dry ingredients, egg yokes, melted butter, blended strawberries and beets, then egg yolks using a spatula to fold in each ingredient.
- Preheat waffle maker. I just have a boring old round one, but if you have one of those cool waffle makers with heart shaped designs or something cutesy like that, then your waffles should taste better. While the waffle maker is heating, use an electric mixer to whip the heavy cream, powdered sugar and 1 tbsp. of brandy. It is nearly impossible, but try your best to fight the urge to add more brandy, I like it a little boozy, but more than 1 tablespoon and you won't be able to taste anything, but the brandy.
- At this point you can make the waffles as per the directions on your waffle maker. Although, who reads those, I just let them cook until they stop steaming, then wait a minute more as mine always come out floppy the first couple of times. Eat the floppy ones, nobody is watching.
- Top waffles with brandy whip cream and some of that delicious strawberry and brandy syrup, if you haven't eaten it already.