Saturday, June 18, 2011
Blueberry Waffles With Lemon Creme....
Though I’m not much of a morning eater - most days preferring a smoothie or a simple glass of tea or juice and a bit of fruit or a scone upon waking rather then a full meal - There are those times when I awake ravenous, and on those occasions I seem to almost always want waffles. Until January I never owned a waffle maker, I don’t know why, I’ve always liked waffles, they remind me of my childhood. My mother used to make big waffle breakfasts, usually on Sunday mornings, and her waffles were the best I’d ever eaten. Then I got married and I seemed to forget about my much beloved waffles. Pancakes I made sure, scrambled tofu yeah, toast, oatmeal, just plain ole’ boring cereal of course, but waffles? They had disappeared from my life.
It wasn’t until Christmas of last year when I was gifted an amazing book - Called Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Moskowitz - that waffles re-entered the picture. The book - amazing for many reasons - is full of delicious mouth-watering waffle recipes that I wanted to try immediately. The only problem was I didn’t own a waffle iron! So in January I went out and bought myself one, and I’m telling you it was the best $50 I ever spent.
So is it any wonder that when I bought the book Vegan Yum Yum by Lauren Ulm the first recipe I wanted to make was the Blueberry Waffles with Lemon Creme? And wow are they something! For me it’s the lemon creme drizzled on top that really does it for me, because to be honest a blueberry waffle is a blueberry waffle, but with that lemon creme - mmm! I love blueberries and I love lemon and the two compliment each other so fantastically! I can’t believe It hadn’t occurred to me before! Unfortunately at the time I didn’t have any fresh blueberries on hand to place on top, but I think that sliced strawberries were a very nice improvisation.
These waffles and the lemon creme are so amazing that if you don’t own Vegan Yum Yum you need to buy a copy right now, and if you don’t own a waffle iron, you need to buy one! Like yesterday! You won’t be sorry.