Lemon Waffles with Fresh Strawberry and Cara Cara Orange-Vanilla Balsamic Compote
Brunch Brunch Brunch! Or a rainy Sunday or a Wednesday night dinner. Citrus and strawberries inspire Chef Rachel once again.
Needed for this recipe:
Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co. Lemon Olive Oil
Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co. Cara-Cara Orange-Vanilla White Balsamic
2 cups all-purpose flour
1¾ cups milk
½ cup Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co. Lemon Olive Oil
1 tablespoon white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Fresh Strawberry-Balsamic Compote
3 cups sliced, fresh strawberries
½ cup Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co. Cara-Cara Orange-Vanilla White Balsamic
1 cup sugar
For the Compote
Place the sugar and ½ cup of balsamic in a heavy duty 2+ quart sauce pan. Heat over medium, swirling occasionally until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the strawberries and cook at a simmer until the strawberries begin to lose shape and become a chunky sauce (about 8 minutes), stirring frequently. Cool to room temperature before serving.
For the Waffles
Preheat a standard or Belgian waffle maker. Beat the eggs in large bowl with a mixer or by hand until fluffy. Beat in flour, milk, Lemon Fused Olive Oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth. Grease the preheated waffle maker with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix into the ready waffle maker. Cook until golden brown. Serve with Strawberry Balsamic Compote and a dollop of yogurt or cream if desired.
Or top with our Sunshine Coast Olive Oil Co. Blood Orange Whipped Cream (which could be made with Lemon Olive Oil instead).
Makes 8 standard size waffles