Monday, May 6, 2013

Celebrate Mom

Mother's Day is just around the corner.  The second Sunday in May is always filled with showing Mom just how much you appreciate all the hard work, love, and care she has given you throughout the year.  Here is a great and easy recipe that is almost as sweet as she is.

Natural Red Velvet Waffle
2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbs dark cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup pureed beets (1.5 cups sliced)
1/3 cup oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1lb cream cheese (softened)
2 sticks butter (softened)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c confectioners sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon

1- Wash the beets, scrape/ peel and slice them. Cook them (steam cook or microwave) till they’re well done. Cool and purée the cooked beets along with about 3 or 4 tbsps of water, in a blender till smooth. Keep aside. You can do this ahead and refrigerate the purée for a day or else freeze it till required.
2- Preheat waffle iron and spray with non stick cooking spray.
3- Whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a bowl till well mixed. Keep aside.
4- Put the puréed beets, oil, lemon juice,eggs, and vanilla extract into another bowl and lightly whisk together till mixed well.
5- Pour this into the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix just enough to combine.
6- Preheat waffle iron and spray with non stick cooking spray.
7- Spoon 1/4 cup of the batter evenly onto the waffle iron and cook until desired doneness.
8- Remove waffles as they cook and keep warm until all are cooked.
9- Fold together the cream cheese, butter, cinnamon, vanilla and sugar.
10- Serve waffles topped with sweet cream cheese and fresh  fruit
If Waffles aren't your thing... the same recipe will make some amazing pancakes too.

Of course, if you need a little help with your culinary skills, give us a call and we can help you prepare the best breakfast in bed ever!

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