Remember the waffle iron? It finally made an appearance in the kitchen last weekend. I learned a few things, non-stick coated kitchen appliances and pans should never be taken for granted and a “Misto” is a great investment.
The waffles above were the third try, and last of the batter, but they came out great (once we seasoned the irons properly). I adapted a recipe I found on food(.com). I followed their recipe exactly with an addition of 1/2 t vanilla extract and 1/2 t cinnamon. I think I might add a little nutmeg next time too!
The syrup was an experiment, but actually came out pretty tasty!
2 c fresh blackberries (I used 1 cup fresh and 1 cup frozen because it was all I had on hand)
1/2 c sugar
a squirt of lemon juice (if I had a fresh lemon I would have used the zest too!)
1/4 c water
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook, stirring often, over medium heat until sugar dissolves and mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 15 minutes. Mash berries against side of pan with wooden spoon. Allow mixture to cool 15 minutes and serve.
Optional: After cooling mixture, you can press through a sieve to get a smoother syrup. I did not because I liked it kinda chunky.
This recipe can be easily adapted with other berries as well.