Thursday, April 21, 2011

Strawberry Lemonade Waffles


First a reminder, Becky's Bake Sale for American Cancer Society it quickly approaching, she has 25 bakers already and let's do our best to make it more.  I'm getting really excited there are so many tasty treats just waiting to be bid on by some lucky winner.

I'm sure all of you are in full-on holiday prep with Easter just around the corner, I know I am.  I was feeling rather uninspired as of late.  I figured the best way to get my cooking mojo back was to go fool around for the day.  No work, no cooking, just hanging out with my sister and laughing at silly stuff. I helped her shop for a birthday gift and then we stopped for a little snack.  It's very easy to work up an appetite after a hard day of shopping I hope you know.  My daughter ordered a frozen strawberry lemonade, she insisted I try it and I craved one for days afterward.  After decompressing, I decided I was ready to get back in the kitchen.

My college girl is home on break, she came home with a mountain of laundry and a huge appetite. She says she has been living on pizza and wanted some real food.  She loves waffles; little did she know she was getting an upgrade to the usual.


Strawberry Coulis
16 ounces fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Lemon Mascarpone
8 ounces Mascarpone cheese
Zest of one lemon
2 tbsp. powdered sugar
2 tsp. lemon juice

Lemon Waffles
3 cups waffle mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups water
Zest of one lemon
4 tbsp. lemon juice

Place strawberries and granulated sugar in a food processor and pulse until pureed.  Pass puree through a fine strainer to remove seeds.  Set aside.

Combine mascarpone, lemon zest, powdered sugar and lemon juice in a small bowl.  Mix until combined.

In a mixing bowl combine, waffle mix, eggs, oil, water, lemon zest and lemon juice.  Mix until no longer lumpy, if it seems too thick to pour, add a little extra water.

Cook waffles in a waffle maker.

To make mine look extra fancy, I placed the mascarpone mixture in a piping bag with a star tip and put a nice dollop on my warm waffle and then I drizzled it with a nice amount of the strawberry coulis.

You will swear you are enjoying a strawberry lemonade, with its tart tingly deliciousness.  You don't have to just take my word for it, try them for yourself.

Serves 4-6

There is still time to enter the Cookbook Giveaway, so go leave a comment and say, me, me, me.  I will announce the winner of the book on Monday.

Happy Easter Everyone,

Gina

36 comments:

  1. Wow these look great! I'm so excited that strawberries are back in season.

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  2. This is so cool! I love how you made those waffles! and of course your photos are beautiful!!!!


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  3. How delicious! It is so nice to see fresh fruits once again. Strawberries and lemons are so right for spring.

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  4. I am so excited about the Bake sale coming up! I can't wait to see what everyone is going to make!

    The Waffles look SO amazing Gina! I cannot even tell you how yummy they look. So colorful and spring-like!

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  5. Strawberries and lemonade - perfect!

    :) The waffles look so delicious! Thanks for sharing... :) And your pictures are really, really good too!

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  6. What a perfect little waffle! I wish I had a waffle iron, I'd make them all the time!

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  7. Lemon waffles! Count me in! This looks and sounds so summery, bring on the warmer days!

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  8. Oh, Gina!!! These are simply amazing. My daughter would go crazy for them, she is a waffle-aholic. Oh, and she has mountains of laundry too!!

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  9. Tangy waffles! I love it. Wonderfully clever and the presentation is out of sight! Well done :)

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  10. Strawberry and lemonade...I love it! These look perfect for breakfast or brunch.

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  11. I don't really do anything for Easter but to try out your waffle recipe sounds like a great plan! However, I'm going away this weekend, so I guess I will be dreaming of this gorgeous waffle for now!

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  12. These look amazing, Gina. What a great flavour for waffles!

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  13. I would love to come home to these waffles! Enjoy the time with your daughter :)

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  14. Wow, total upgrade :) Lemon mascarpone and strawberries sounds sooo delicious! Enjoy your time with your daughter and have a wonderful Easter, Gina!

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  15. What a a sweet combination in ingredients; your photo is superb. My Feedburner seems to be working; merci again.
    Happy Easter weekend.
    Rita

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  16. I love these flavors - and in a waffle?! Genious! ♥- Katrina

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  17. It's definitely easy to work up an appetite shopping! These waffles look awesome! Strawberry and lemon- just perfect for Spring

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  18. Way big yum. I love waffles. They're so much more fun than pancakes. What a great combination too. It's sunshine on a plate.

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  19. Beautiful photos Gina! I'm feeling the need to make waffles for breakfast;-) I love the lemon and strawberry combination of flavors so seasonal and pretty;-)

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  20. Mmmmm waffles! My mouth is watering so much right now. I want a midnight snack of your waffles. What a lucky girl your daughter is to have her mom step it up like this. Happy Easter, I hope you have a great weekend.

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  21. This is such a fun twist on waffles! Perfect for these hot days that are slowly creeping in :)

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  22. Such a creative twist on the waffles. Your photos and presentation are absolutely gorgeous. They belong in the most elegant cooking magazine:DDD

    Thanks for participating in Becky's Bake Sale, for such a tremendous cause!
    HAPPY EASTER, GINA!
    xoxo

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  23. I want a waffle maker! I want a waffle maker! I don't have one. I know...a tragedy. Maybe if I say it 100 times it will magically appear and I will be able to make these lemonade waffles. They totally say "spring is here!"

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  24. Just because my kitchen counter real estate can't snuggle in one more piece of equipment...doesn't mean it's not on my wish list.
    Gina, you've given me one more reason to put the waffle machine in the top 5 position ;o)
    Such a nice twist of refreshing flavours...enticing upgrade indeed ;)

    Buona Pasqua and flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  25. Oh wow, this is goooood! I think I could eat up that Lemon Mascarpone all on its own!! YUMMMM!

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  26. What delicious looking waffles, Gina!!! Beautiful photos, too...I'm sure your daughter loved the special treat :) Happy Easter~

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  27. You always did make the best waffles, Gina, and these ones are no different. The strawberry lemonade flavors have my mouth watering! I feel like making these for breakfast today :-). Have a lovely Easter!

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  28. wow! delicious looking waffles, nice photos, too...

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  29. Today's been a weird day for me. Woke up late for yoga, rushed there... did some grocery shopping on the way home... My point is that it's 3p and i JUST ate breakfast but I could totally go for some of these waffles!

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  30. Oh these look amazing! What a blending of tastes!

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  31. i love the idea of strawberry lemonade waffles! Such a perfect recipe for a spring brunch!

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  32. What a pretty waffle...I wish I were not allergic to strawberries :(
    Hope you and your family had a wonderful Easter :)

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  33. Thanks for participating in April's YBR :) Your artichokes look mouthwatering.

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  34. Oops, sorry I had two pages open at the same time. I meant to tell you that I loved your waffles :)

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  35. I saw this on YBR, had to stop by! Love strawberry lemonade, and I love this unique idea for waffles! I'm lovin your blog, I am your newest follower :)

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