Red Velvet Waffles with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Glaze
You had me at “Red Velvet”
If you like red velvet cake you’ll love these crisp-on-the-outside, cake-on-the-inside waffles. Of course they are good for breakfast with cup of coffee, but equally good as a dessert. Do you have a waffle maker? Well now is the time to go buy one. Go ahead. We’ll wait…
Prep time: 20 min.
Cook time: 15 min.
Red Velvet Waffles ~ serves 6
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup Cocoa
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon Red Food Coloring
1 Teaspoon Cider or White Balsamic Vinegar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
6 Tablespoons Melted Butter
1 1/2 Cups Milk
3 eggs, separated
Preheat your fancy, new waffle iron.
Sift together the dry ingredients into a large bowl. In another bowl whisk together the egg yolks, food coloring, vanilla, milk, melted Butter and vinegar. With a few brisk strokes mix the egg mixture to the dry ingredients (the mixture should have small lumps ) Beat the egg whites until stiff and with a spatula, blend them into the batter. Cook in a waffle iron with big waffle pockets.
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Glaze:
4 ounces regular or lowfat cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2-4 tablespoons milk (skim or regular)
In a mixer, blend together cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla, milk and dash of cinnamon.
Pour glaze into a saucepan and warm on med-low. Stir frequently.
Serve Red Velvet Waffles with warm cream cheese glaze drizzled over the top. Or use warm maple syrup if that suits your fancy better.
Optional: sprinkle with powdered sugar & toasted pecans. Voila!