Sunday, August 29, 2010

Waffles with Brown Sugar Rum Syrup

The Hubs woke up this morning thinking about the glorious waffle I got at Guanabanas yesterday! He was being sweet and wanted to make breakfast for me… Waffles :)
I googled multiple recipes for a Rum Syrup, wrote up an ingredient list, and the hubs went off to Publix to get the supplies. This would be a Bisquick Waffle day! haha One of these days I want to try this with a Homemade Waffle Recipe… I think it would take it to a whole new level! Although I won’t stick my nose up to Bisquick – especially since the hubs is cooking! :)
Anyhow, the recipe I chose seems to be the standard Rum Brown Sugar Rum Syrup Recipe. ¬†However, the hubs decided to add a little corn starch to thicken it a bit… it’s super runny (but tasty!).
While the Hubs was mixing up the Waffle Batter and making the Rum Sauce, I got to work on the Strawberries, and Whipped Cream. ¬†I can’t NOT be in the kitchen. haha

Now that all those steps are done… it’s WAFFLE TIME! We finally put our Fancy Schmancy Waffle Maker to use (Wedding Gift)!
Delicious! Hubs was very proud of his breakfast (& I was too!).

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Waffles with Brown Sugar Rum Syrup

Ingredients:

Brown Sugar Rum Syrup:
2 Cups Water
1 1/2 Cups Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Rum
2 tsp Corn Starch

Strawberries:
1 Pint of Strawberries
1-2 TBS Granulated Sugar
1 TBS Water

Whipped Cream:
1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream
3-6 TBS Powdered Sugar

Directions:

Brown Sugar Rum Syrup:
Combine water (reserving about a 1/2 cup) and Brown Sugar into Saucepan and bring to a boil. In a separate bowl, whisk together the 1/2 cup of water and the corn starch. Add to the boiling water/sugar mixture, and mix thoroughly. Allow to boil for 3-4 minutes (stirring constantly), allowing it to thicken slightly. It will still be pretty runny. Remove from heat and stir in the 1/2 cup of Rum (we only had light rum... but I would recommend dark rum if possible). Set aside until ready to use.

Strawberries:
Slice Berries and then mix with Sugar and Water and allow to sit for 20 minutes or so (This will allow the Sugar to pull out the natural Juices/Sweetness from the Berries).

Whipped Cream:
Beat whipping cream on high until peaks begin to form. Add the powdered sugar (1 TBS at a time - tasting in between), and continue to beat until there are stiff peaks. Note: The powdered sugar is to taste. We only used about 3 TBS. I don't like an overly sweet whipped cream in this case.

Make waffles (following box/recipe instructions) and top with these fabulous toppings!

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