If you’re looking for a good excuse to serve warm, scrumptious waffles for breakfast tomorrow – I just found a great one!
National Waffle Day!
Every year on August 24th, get ready to splurge! It’s National Waffle Day! I poked around a little bit on the web and found several reasons for National Waffle Day. Everything from an American inventor getting the first patent for a waffle baker back in 1869, to a celebration of eating waffles on March 25th in Sweden.
More good news, there is actually a National Waffle Iron Day celebrated on June 29th every year. I looked really hard to find National Waffle Month – nothin’. Please comment below if you find one! How awesome would that be???
Who Needs a Reason to Eat Waffles?
So waffle lovers – you are in good company. Let’s face it, we all love eating waffles. Bottom line – who needs a reason to chow down on a good waffle? I love waffles and am always looking for a new and interesting waffle recipe I can offer my customers. I am particularly fond of Belgian waffles, because I love flavor and texture.
Raspberries and Waffles with Custard and Cream
I think this waffle recipe may be one of my berry favorites! It’s all about the custard, the Belgian Waffle Batter and the waffle maker. If you're into new catering ideas, the waffle bar is quickly becoming popular at weddings, corporate events and even office parties.
I mention this because Sephra has a Commercial Belgian Waffle Maker which is top drawer and will make those waffle party events a success every time. Adding waffles to your catering menu is an easy and inexpensive way to increase your customers options.
Our Waffle Recipe Secret – Custard Pudding
Growing up my mother made a fig pudding every year at Christmastime. It was delicious, but the best part was the creamy custard recipe she whipped up to top the pudding. This amazing custard pudding shown here drizzling over the waffles is from our old family recipe and really pulls together the yummy combination of waffles and raspberries.
*Note: You can use this custard recipe to top off just about anything. A friend of ours in Scotland served it over warm apple pie. I can’t put into words just how yummy it was!
Fruit Toppings for Waffles
Raspberries are the ideal fruit topping for waffles because they get a little smooshy and lend a bit of raspberry flavor to every bite. However, you can really take the fruit topping in any direction, depending on the time of year. Strawberries on waffles are probably the most common fruit topping used, but I enjoy blueberries, sliced bananas and, um, cherry pie filling. OMGosh!
Plus I think waffles with topped with syrup and raspberries or any of the above fruit toppings are all delicious. As you can see, I am not a fussy waffle eater. I don’t eat waffles to live; I LIVE to eat waffles (LOL) !
How to Make the Raspberry Waffle Recipe
This is a super easy waffles recipe, largely due to the simplicity of using the Sephra Belgian Waffle Batter. Since you just add water and end up with delicious fluffy waffles it’s a win/win. Truth be told, we have Waffle Friday every week here in our Sephra offices. Yep – why wouldn’t we? We keep our Belgian waffle maker on stand by and whip up a batch of waffle batter and go!
Our staff loves it and we all look forward to a nice treat at the end of the work week. Of course, we've been known to sprinkle a few Sephra Chocolate Chips on our waffles, too! The waffle batter mix makes fantastic Belgian waffles as well as regular waffles too, so it will work well with any waffle maker you have.
Sephra Belgian Waffle Mix
1 quart milk
1 ¼ cups white sugar (plus a little extra to mix into the fruit if desired)
2 egg yolks
¼ teas. salt
2 Tbsp. flour (heaping)
½ cup water
½ cup powdered sugar
Nutmeg - optional
Raspberries (or fruit topping of choice)
Whipped cream (canned works great!)
I make the custard sauce first and then bake the waffles.
Put 1 quart milk into a large saucepan – heat slowly. (Burns easily so be careful)
Meanwhile mix in a bowl:
1 ¼ cup sugar
2 egg yolks
¼ teas. salt
Pinch nutmeg (optional)
2 Tbsp. flour (heaping)
Add just enough water (about ½ cup) to be able to mix until smooth. When milk is about halfway hot add sugar mixture. Stir until thickened.
Heat waffle maker according to instructions.
Mix waffle batter. Let set for 5 minutes.
Bake all waffles; keep them warm in a 200 degree oven.
When ready to serve, plate waffles; sprinkle with powdered sugar; add fruit topping and a squirt of whip.
I usually place the custard sauce on the table for everyone to help themselves if it’s a small group; otherwise ladle on top of the waffle right before serving.
Enjoy! I hope your customers love this waffle recipe as much as I do. Please comment below and let us know!