I Just Love Berries!!

Posted in Blog by neufelds

One of my favorite things in summer is making Belgium waffles with vanilla custard, whipping cream and all the berries that are in season. This has been an eventful year for our married kids this year so on Sundays this summer we have tried to make ‘home’ available for them to come and relax and enjoy the ‘taste of summer’. Good food will always bring them home!!

This is a quick picture that I took of our waffles the other Sunday before my son got his fork in it. Remember . .even if you are not as crazy about fresh berries as I am that the season does not last forever. My waffle recipe comes from my mom who is very gifted in hospitalty and in the kitchen. She is turning 80 this month and is always on the go. Still has her own garden, is very active and busy with her 18 grandkids and 11 great grandbabies. I have her to thank for many good things in my life.

I always use fresh berries in season of course, but I make sure to put enough strawberries, raspberries, blueberries in the freezer now so that I have them to use when I can not longer get fresh ones. I make a sauce by heating them and adding a mix of water and cornstarch and sugar if needed. Perfect for a rainy fall day.

Waffle Recipe
2 cups flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tsp salt
4 Tbsp melted butter
3 Tsp baking powder
2 eggs, separated( beat egg whites until stiff)
2 cups milk
Makes 4 waffles

Method: Sift dry ingredients together. Add egg yolks & milk slowly, beating until smooth. Add melted butter and fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. With the melted butter in the batter you should not need to oil the waffle iron.

Vanilla Custard Recipe
5 Tbsp. flour
1 cup sugar
2 cups milk
2 eggs
pinch of salt
vanilla
Tbsp butter

Method: Mix dry ingredients together. Slowly add milk and beaten egg mixing as you go.
Heat over medium heat until it starts to bubble. Don’t walk away because pudding burns easily.

And while I crave waffles with pudding and berries, Dan craves STEAK. Fair enough, he has mastered the grill with these. I have not had better steaks than ones had he as grilled for me. I will let you in on our next steak nite.