The Season’s Best Waffles

Brighten your holidays and delight palettes year round with Orange Waffles with Burst of Cranberry Topping – a delicious and colorful burst of flavor that can be served for breakfast or dessert. These scrumptious waffles fill the air with a mouth-watering and aromatic orange essence as they bake and soon become a visual taste sensation when served with the Burst of Cranberry topping. The recipe is from Cake Bible and Bread Bible cookbook author Rose Levy Beranbaum and presented by Chef’s Choice Model 852 waffle maker.

Burst of Cranberry Topping

Includes weight measurements for key ingredients

1 cup water (8 fluid ounces)

1 ½ cups sugar (10.6 ounces)

3 tablespoons cornstarch (1 ounce)

4 cups fresh (or thawed frozen) cranberries (400 grams)

In a medium saucepan, stir together the water, sugar, cornstarch and cranberries. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Stop stirring, reduce the heat, and simmer for one minute, swirling the pan occasionally. The mixture will be thickened but pourable. Keep it warm or reheat it before serving.

Orange Waffles:

Serves 4

8 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened (4 ounces)

2 cups cake flour (lightly spooned into cup and leveled off) (8 ounces)

4 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon orange zest

2 large eggs (3 fluid ounces)

1 cup buttermilk (8 fluid ounces)

1 cup whole milk (8 fluid ounces)

In a small saucepan over low heat, or microwave safe container, melt the butter. Allow it to cool to room temperature. In a large bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt and orange zest until evenly blended. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk and whole milk until well blended. Add this mix to the flour mixture and mix with a fork just until all the flour is moistened. Stir in the butter just until evenly blended. The batter should be lumpy. Use batter immediately after preparation. Cook the waffles (for best results, bake to waffle maker’s manufacturer directions) and remove them to the oven racks to keep warm until serving. Serve with hot cranberry topping. These waffles freeze perfectly and reheat in just a few minutes in a toaster or oven preheated to 300˚F.


Rose Levy Beranbaum is the author of nine cookbooks including her recent Rose’s Heavenly Cakes. She is a contributor to many national publications and is host of the PBS show “Baking Magic with Rose.” For more info, visit www.realbakingwithrose.com.

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