Monday, December 15, 2008

Gingerbread Waffles with Lemon Whipped Cream

Can we say Christmas morning? How about these with some hot chocolate, scrambled eggs with fresh basil and maybe some of those little Clementine tangerines. Yeah, I think I like that.

3 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
4 large eggs
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup melted butter
Syrup, whipped cream or fresh fruits for topping for serving

Preheat waffle iron.

In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt. In a medium bowl, beat eggs and brown sugar until fluffy, then beat in pumpkin, milk, molasses and melted butter. Stir the wet into dry until just moist. Do not overstir the waffle batter. Spray the waffle iron and cook waffles in batches. Keep warm in the oven (200 degrees). Serve with lemon whipped cream, butter and powdered sugar.

Lemon Whipped Cream
1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
5 Tbsp powdered sugar
4 tsp lemon juice

Pour the heavy whipping cream into a large bowl. With a hand mixer set on high, whip the cream. Once cream is starting to thicken slightly, start adding the powdered sugar a tablespoon at a time while mixing. Once powdered sugar is incorporated, add lemon juice. Mix until cream is thick. Serve over waffles.


SueP said...

Where was I when these happened???

Natalie said...

YUM! We have a long-standing tradion of Egg Nog French Toast on Christmas morning (using cinnamon loaf from Hagermann's)....but I think I may try a new tradition this year. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

I just developed a recipe similar to this for We are SO on the same wavelength.

Love it!

Delightful Domestic Science said...

I'm making these tomorrow with cherry sauce!