Bourbon Peach Belgian Waffles

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Happy Monday!  How was your weekend?

 

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Did you have a nice Father’s Day with any Dads in your life?

 

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I made Chris some boozy Belgian waffles.  Here’s the thing – I’ve never made waffles before and I’m not sure where the burning desire to do so came from.  Maybe it was a burning desire to make drunken peaches and a need for a vessel to carry them.

 

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The truth of the matter is that I didn’t even own a waffle iron.  So I took the 20% off coupon the good people at Bed Bath & Beyond sent me and picked one up on Saturday.

 

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I had another problem.  How in the world do you make a waffle?  I consulted my homies over at the Food Network and decided to go with Emeril.  The only thing I changed was that I used vanilla bean paste instead of vanilla extract.

 

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Since we’re all about full disclosure here, I’ll tell you that I did a practice run on Saturday while Chris was gone for the day.  That’s when I took these pictures.  And let me tell you that I can sure make some ugly waffles!  The second run on Sunday turned out a few that looked a bit better.  Plus I added bacon which makes everything better.

 

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I snapped these with my iPhone yesterday.  I had to be quick because it just wouldn’t be right to serve Chris cold ugly boozy waffles on Father’s Day.

 

Waffle recipe from Emeril Lagasse

Bourbon Peach Belgian Waffles

Bourbon Peach Belgian Waffles

Ingredients

    For the Bourbon Peaches
  • 6 peaches, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, plus some to garnish
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablspoons bourbon
    For the Waffles
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs, separated and at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 cups whole milk at room temperature
  • 1-2 tablespoons canola oil to brush the waffle iron
    For the Whipped Cream (can be halved)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla bean paste

Instructions

    For the Bourbon Peaches
  1. In a cast iron or nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat and add peaches
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon over the peaches, add honey and bourbon
  3. Cook peaches until softened, but still retaining some firmness and texture, stir occasionally
    For the Waffles
  1. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions
  2. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl
  3. In a second bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until combined and sugar is dissolved and yolks are a light yellow
  4. Add vanilla, melted (but not hot) butter, and milk to egg yolk mixture and whisk until combined, careful not to over mix
  5. Add milk mixture to the flour and whisk until blended - again careful not to over mix
  6. In a third bowl or using a stand mixer beat the egg whites until soft peaks form 1-2 minutes
  7. Gently fold egg whites into batter using a rubber spatula
  8. Brush canola oil on waffle iron plates
  9. Using a soup ladle or measuring cup, pour batter into bottom waffle plate until grooves are covered and cook according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown
  10. Keep warm in a 200 degree oven on a wire rack fitted onto a baking sheet
    For the Whipped Cream
  1. Chill mixer bowl and whisk for 20 - 30 minutes in the freezer
  2. Pour in cream, sugar, and vanilla bean paste
  3. Beat on medium high until thick and you have whipped cream - keep an eye on it and don't over mix
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Note:  You want to use a third bowl to whip your egg whites and not the one you had the yolks in because if you get yolks in your whites the whites won’t whip.

Note:  My waffle iron specifically said DO NOT USE COOKING SPRAY, but if yours doesn’t mind – go for it

Note: My waffle iron made 4 1.5 inch thick waffles from this recipe

 

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48 Responses to Bourbon Peach Belgian Waffles

    • Thanks Heather. I got a Bialetti ceramic coated rotating Belgian waffle maker – that’s what the box says. I wanted to be able to make ridiculously thick waffles and this one is 1.5 inches. The handle folds in for easy storage too!

  1. You are the booze in food queen, Rachelle! I am SO into these waffles! And that test run must’ve been fun. Because you know, eating it and all, for the sake of your work. Best part of the job!

    • LOL! Certainly I had to do a test run and take one for the team! Totally best part of the job!

  2. Love this recipe! Made my mouth water just looking at it!I love the peaches. It gives it a different touch. So happy i found your blog!

  3. Loving your full disclosure, girl! The world needs more honesty up in here! Your waffles look delish, and for a first time?? what?? Impressive!! I LOVE your topping of Bourbon Peaches – like WHOA! I NEEEEEEED some of that! Thanks for sharing another wonderful dish that belongs in my belly! Cheers girlie!! xo

    • Thanks, girl! We are all about honesty around here! Heck yeah — bourbon, it’s what’s for breakfast!

    • You should totally buy some bourbon and boozy you up some peaches! Maybe after your detox…. 🙂

  4. Rachelle – I desperately need a waffle maker. I have one that’s a bigillion years old and it doesn’t work well. The topping of peaches and whipped cream is perfection! My weekend was very nice. My boyfriend and I did a beer tasting at Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores Brewery and watched the new season of True Detective. 🙂

    • Erin – I got mine at Bed Bath and Beyond. It’s a rotating one that started at 40 bucks and I had a 20% off coupon. There are some nice ones out there for a reasonable price. You could totally just have some bourbon peaches and whipped cream on some ice cream too though! The beer tasting sounds like my kind of party! I wish you could come here for some home brew sampling and a Charlotte brewery tour. I haven’t seen True Detective, but we have been binging on Orange Is The New Black – behind the times, I know. It’s sooo good!

  5. Haha! I’m sure Chris would totally understand about the cold food thing. “Hold on. Just one more picture before we can eat!” (I’m sure that has never been said in your house, though, right? Hah!) Cold or hot, I’m pretty sure I could put down a stack of these waffles. Bourbon + peach = summer love!

    • Haha David! He is very familiar with waiting to eat so I can take pics, but not always amused. 🙂 I figured he puts up with it the rest of the time so I could give him a break on Father’s Day. We both totally took out stacks of these waffles. And bourbon is the new breakfast…

  6. Looks like the perfect start to Father’s Day! I love waffles – they are quite versatile with different toppings, sweet or savory. The drunken peaches are a great summertime topping!

  7. Ok, WOW! I have been loving bourbon for cooking ever since I tried it in a recipe last Christmas. Combining it with peaches and waffles sounds incredible. I definitely want to try this soon!

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