We love the contrast of crunchy cornmeal, tart berries, and smooth lavender cream in these waffles, a version of the ones on the ever-changing brunch menu at the Lark Creek Inn in Larkspur, CA. Prep and Cook Time: 40 minutes.
3/4 cup blue or yellow cornmeal
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons melted butter
How to Make It
In a large bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Whisk in the eggs and buttermilk until well blended, then stir in the butter.
Cook in a waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions. Serve hot with lavender cream (recipe follows) and fresh blueberries.
Lavender cream. Cook 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream and a scant 1/4 teaspoon dried culinary lavender in a small saucepan over medium heat until hot but not boiling. Cool completely, then strain. Stir in another 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream and 1 tablespoon sugar, then whip to soft peaks. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
I made this recipe when it first was published in Sunset Magazine and it was a hit! The Lavender whipped cream was INCREDIBLE! The waffles are quite filling and the blueberries help to lighten up the richness. I'm making it again this weekend for a birthday brunch and I CAN'T WAIT!
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