It’s National Waffle Day!
Typically I don’t do ‘National Days’ but for some reason as I was perusing Twitter, I saw the mention of National Waffle Day.
At this point, I was wishy-washy over what we were going to have for dinner…
I opened the frig and found bacon, blackberries and buttermilk.
Tonight we’re having breakfast for dinner.
You’ll love this – the waffles have a gentle hint of the saltiness of bacon balanced with the sweetness of fresh blackberries and blackberry syrup.
Top them with fresh blackberries and you have a simple, delicious dinner…
Blackberry Bacon Waffles
A Kitchen Muse:
6 bacon slices 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 1 cup well-shaken buttermilk 1 large egg BLACKBERRY SYRUP; ½ cup picked-over blackberries ½ cup pure maple syrup GARNISH: ½ cup blackberries
Preheat a well-seasoned or non-stick Belgian or standard waffle iron. Preheat oven to 200° F. Finely chop bacon and in a skillet cook over moderate heat, stirring, until crisp. Into a large bowl sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and stir in buttermilk, egg, and bacon including bacon fat (about ¼ cup) until smooth (batter will be very thick). Make syrup: Halve berries lengthwise. In a small saucepan simmer berries with syrup over moderately low heat 1 minute. Spoon batter into waffle iron (using 1 cup batter for two 4-inch-square Belgian waffles or four 4-inch-square standard waffles), spreading evenly, and cook according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer waffles to a baking sheet and keep warm, uncovered, in middle of oven. Make more waffles with remaining batter in same manner. Serve waffles with blackberry syrup and garnish with blackberries.