Blackberry Bacon Waffles
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 4
 
Combine the saltiness of bacon with the sweetness of fresh blackberries for a delicious waffle - perfect for breakfast, brunch or dinner
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Preheat a well-seasoned or non-stick Belgian or standard waffle iron.
  2. Preheat oven to 200° F.
  3. Finely chop bacon and in a skillet cook over moderate heat, stirring, until crisp.
  4. 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).
  5. Make syrup:
  6. Halve berries lengthwise.
  7. In a small saucepan simmer berries with syrup over moderately low heat 1 minute.
  8. 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.
  9. Transfer waffles to a baking sheet and keep warm, uncovered, in middle of oven.
  10. Make more waffles with remaining batter in same manner.
  11. Serve waffles with blackberry syrup and garnish with blackberries.
Recipe by A Muse in My Kitchen at http://amuseinmykitchen.com/2012/03/26/blackberry-bacon-waffles/