.. with cherry-almond syrup. Yum. I won’t spend a ton of time talking about this recipe. It’s early enough where you still have time to make it if you want! You are likely to have a bag of frozen cherries in your fridge, and the other ingredients are pretty basic. Plus, it’s a great way to get some use out of that old rusty waffle maker that’s hanging out all lonely in the back of your cabinet.
Buttermilk Waffles w/ Cherry-Almond Sauce
Sauce adapted from Bon Appetit magazine
ingredients1 10-12oz bag frozen pitted dark sweet cherries (not thawed)1 cup cherry preserves1/2 teaspoon almond extract1 cup unbleached flour1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder1 tablespoon sugar1 cup buttermilk3 eggs3 tablespoons water1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Combine frozen cherries (or other fruit) and cherry preserves (or any preserve) in medium saucepan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, stirring until cherries begin to thaw and juices form. Boil gently until sauce thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Remove sauce from heat and stir in extract.
Heat waffle maker according to instructions. Mix flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar in bowl. In separate bowl, whisk eggs into buttermilk; add water, vanilla, and lastly, butter. Slowly add these ingredients to dry mixture and whisk just until blended. Now cook waffles according to waffle maker instructions. When finished, place waffles on plates and top with cherry sauce and whatever else you want!