Happy hump day–hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day yesterday! Jeff and I celebrated with our annual box of See’s chocolates and a trip to Spikes for Bitter Beer Night. We may be married but how could we pass up a night entirely devoted to hoppy beer? Plus, Tuesday is always our Spikes night and we’ve never been ones to stray too far from our usual routines.
This recipe is just what you need after a day of indulgence and sugar. Or, maybe not, but let’s just continue on this sugary trend a bit longer, shall we? Even though this recipe is officially categorized in the breakfast section, Jeff and I actually had this for dinner earlier this week. Does that make it brinner? I always liked the Hobbit way of looking at meals anyway–breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, afternoon tea, lunch, dinner, supper…why put labels on it?
Any way you classify it, or any time of day you decide to make it, it is sure to be a special meal. Waffles and strawberries are a classic combination, but the tangerine whipped butter takes it to a whole new level. The whipped butter was surprisingly easy to make–just a little butter (duh!), milk, tangerine zest, and tangerine juice whipped up in the Kitchen Aid. The tangerine flavor is subtle, but just enough to push this meal over the edge. Note: the butter must be room temperature or it will not whip properly!
Also, we used pre-made waffle mix to speed up the process and give the other ingredients the attention they deserve. Translation: we were lazy and just happened to have waffle mix in the cupboard!
Just serve it with some real maple syrup and it’s ready to go!
Waffles with Strawberries & Tangerine Whipped Butter
Serves 4* You may have some leftover butter, depending on how butter obsessed your eaters are!
1 serving of your favorite waffle mix (we used a whole wheat version from Whole Foods and made about 7 medium sized pancakes)
3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
1 stick butter, room temperature
1/4 cup low fat milk
1/4 teaspoon tangerine zest
1/2 teaspoon tangerine juice
Make waffles according to directions. Keep warm in oven until ready to serve.
Combine butter, milk, tangerine zest, and tangerine juice in a mixer. Beat on high for 3-4 minutes until fully combined, and light.
Spread butter on waffles, add strawberries, top with desired amount of maple syrup and powdered sugar, and enjoy!
Time: 20 minutes