Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries.
Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries. The BEST.
If there was ever a way to kick off the weekend, it’s with these waffles. These are honestly just so delicious. Light, fluffy, a little sweet, topped with whipped (MEYER!) lemon cream, and all the early spring strawberries (OMG these are early, but so good). Oh, and then real maple syrup too because you cannot have a stack of waffles without some good maple syrup to drizzle all over top. It’s a must.
The one question I get asked all the time is how I come up with so many different recipes every single day.
Well, wait. I take that back…
Recently, the most asked question I have been getting is, am I Red Gerard’s sister? Yes, for real. People have been asking me this daily on Instagram since that day he won that gold meal over in South Korea. Then some people ask if that makes me upset. My response? Hell no. Absolutely not, Red’s my brother and I love that kid. He puts a smile on my face whenever I see him. I’m pretty damn proud to be Red Gerard’s sister…even if he’s a million times cooler than me.
And moving along. The second most asked question I get is, how do I come up so many recipes. The answer? Some days it’s super easy and I’m feeling really creative and everything just flows. Other days, it’s hard and it feels like I’ve already made everything there is to make on this planet. What do I do when that happens? I brainstorm, then jot down a few recipes ideas that sound ok to me, and then send that list of recipes off to my mom, my siblings, friends, pretty much anyone who I’m feeling is a good person to ask that day, and I have them pick a recipe that sounds delicious. This past week, I did just this and I sent a few recipes ideas to my mom, since I hadn’t asked her opinion in a while.
To be expected she chose these waffles, and at first, I wasn’t sure if it was a good pick, but as always, mom knows best. Waffles are always a good idea, especially when they’re these waffles.
If you’ve never had an overnight, yeasted waffle, prepare to be amazed. These are possibly life changing, depending on how much you enjoy breakfast. Over here we enjoy breakfast a lot!
Allowing the batter to sit overnight is not only convenient for a quick breakfast in the morning, but it allows the waffle batter to develop a deep, rich flavor, with a fluffy, chewy texture. It’s the simplest step, but one that makes all the difference. And of course possibly the best part is the fact that in the morning, all you have to do is preheat your waffle iron, whisk the eggs into the batter, cook, dress um up with cream and strawberries, and eat. It’s about a ten to fifteen minute process and then you’ll have light, fluffy, hot, buttery, perfect waffles ready for eating.
Now, the waffles are great on their own, but in my opinion, they still need some toppings. Butter would do, but trust me, this whipped Meyer lemon cream is the better route to take.
If you love whipped cream and you love lemons, you just have to top your waffles with a very generous dollop of this cream. It’s just so so good. Especially with the strawberries…kind of like lemony strawberries and cream with a plate full of carbs underneath.
Again, YESS PLEASE.
And if you’re like me, and have a serious obsession with edible flowers, sprinkle on a generous handful of those too. The edible flowers are definitely not needed, but I dunno, they just make me happy, if you feel the same, go for it.
Also, these waffles…don’t they just feel like spring in breakfast form? I know we still have eighteen days until spring officially starts (not that I’m counting or anything), but I think it’s safe to say I’ve decided to get a head start on spring eats with these waffles.
PS. these will be perfect for upcoming Easter brunches!
Overnight Waffles with Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream and Strawberries
If you love whipped cream and you love lemon, then you will love these yummy waffles...kind of like lemony strawberries and cream with a plate full of carbs underneath!
- 2 cups warm whole milk
- 2 teaspoons instant yeast
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- fresh strawberries, sliced
- maple syrup or powder sugar, for serving
Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream
- 4 ounces mascarpone or cream cheese
- 1 tablespoon Meyer lemon juice + 1-2 teaspoons zest, to your taste
- 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1-2 tablespoons honey
1. The night before serving: In a medium mixing bowl, combine the milk, instant yeast, salt, honey, butter, vanilla, and flour, and mix until combined. Cover and let sit overnight at room temperature.
2. In the morning: Preheat your waffle iron. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and baking soda. Mix the eggs into the batter that has sat overnight.
3. Cook the waffles according to your waffle iron's directions. Serve topped with lemon cream, strawberries, and maple. Enjoy!
Whipped Meyer Lemon Cream
1. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream cheese and lemon juice together until smooth. Add the cream and whip until soft peaks form. Add the honey and lemon zest. Whip once more until combined. Serve atop the waffles.
Let the weekend begin!
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