Happy Monday! How was your weekend?
Did you have a nice Father’s Day with any Dads in your life?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
For the Bourbon Peaches
In a cast iron or nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat and add peaches
Sprinkle cinnamon over the peaches, add honey and bourbon
Cook peaches until softened, but still retaining some firmness and texture, stir occasionally
For the Waffles
Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl
In a second bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until combined and sugar is dissolved and yolks are a light yellow
Add vanilla, melted (but not hot) butter, and milk to egg yolk mixture and whisk until combined, careful not to over mix
Add milk mixture to the flour and whisk until blended - again careful not to over mix
In a third bowl or using a stand mixer beat the egg whites until soft peaks form 1-2 minutes
Gently fold egg whites into batter using a rubber spatula
Brush canola oil on waffle iron plates
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
Keep warm in a 200 degree oven on a wire rack fitted onto a baking sheet
For the Whipped Cream
Chill mixer bowl and whisk for 20 - 30 minutes in the freezer
Pour in cream, sugar, and vanilla bean paste
Beat on medium high until thick and you have whipped cream - keep an eye on it and don't over mix
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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Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice
I love anything and everything with peaches in it, Rachelle! These waffles sound amazing! Such a great idea to add bourbon in here. What a perfect breakfast!
Thanks Gayle! I love peach season too! Well, and bourbon… 🙂
Heather - Butter & Burlap
Uhm, hello gorgeous! These waffles look da bomb! Random, but what kind of waffle iron did you get? My waffles don’t turn out that fluffy with my waffle iron!
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!
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!
Jen | Baked by an Introvert
I’m coming to your house for breakfast! That is all. 🙂
LOL! Come on over, Jen!
Love this recipe! Made my mouth water just looking at it! i
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!
Thanks Ambar and thanks for visiting!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter
These boozy waffles look like the perfect breakfast for Father’s Day! Love the peaches! So fun and delicious especially with the bacon!
Thanks so much, Kelly! The bacon was definitely an added bonus!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
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!
Linda @ Veganosity
Bourbon peaches sound wonderful. I’ve never had them, but now I’m feeling like I need to go out and buy a bottle of bourbon.
You should totally buy some bourbon and boozy you up some peaches! Maybe after your detox…. 🙂
Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg
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!
Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Waffles look divine! Bourbon and peach sounds a killer combo! Will have to try it ASAP! 🙂
Anu – bourbon and peaches really are killer! You should try it!
David @ Spiced
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…
Annie @ The Garlic Diaries
Ah, homemade waffles. One of my all time favorite breakfasts! These look to die for. They are making me hungry!
Thanks Annie! They were really good! I even surprised myself! 🙂
Katalina @ Peas and Peonies
I actually grabbed some peaches yesterday, I can’t wait to recreate this delicious breakfast for my boys!!
Thanks Katalina! I hope you like it!
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
I love waffles, and boozy waffles are even better!
LOL! Bianca, you are my kind of girl!
Of course bacon makes everything better but I gotta say – they were looking pret-ty good even before the bacon! These sound delicioso!
Bacon is always a bonus! Thanks Annie!
Waffles – YES! I have such an affinity for them these days! 😉 he he he. And these are just turning me on even more!
Girl, I’m so flattered that my waffles turn you on! 🙂
Cali @ Cali's Cuisine
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!
Thanks Cali! I agree! Yippee for drunken peaches!
Jess @ whatjessicabakednext
Homemade waffles are always so delicious! Loving the sound of those bourbon peaches! Yum.
Thanks Jess! I’m a new fan of homemade waffles!
Manali @ CookWithManali
I can’t have enough of peaches these days! just had peach crepe! the waffles look fantastic!
Thanks Manali! Peach crepe? Sign me up!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
So glad you ventured into the world of waffles! Waffles are pretty much a staple in our house! Not sure I can serve my kids boozy waffles…I’ll save it for a weekend when the kids are visiting Grandma!
Hahaha! Send those kids to Grammy and break out the bourbon!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods
I love Belgian waffles and really love that you topped them with peaches! I LOVE peaches so so much.
Peaches are my jam! Thanks Keri!
Bourbon. – O Peach. – M Belgian waffles. – G.
so much yes.
LOL! Yessssss! Thanks Jessie!
Jenna @ A Savory Feast
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!
Thanks Jenna! Who said there is anything wrong with a boozy breakfast?