Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins
When I created these waffles, I immediately fell in love with the rustic texture and the original flavor. I have to admit, I ate every single bite of the whole batch when trying to name these LOL. :) I do hope that you enjoy them. The cook time is what it took for both waffles to cook in my iron, but I believe my iron cooks rather quickly. Please keep in mind that all waffle irons are different (at least in my experieces!). I had a hard time deciding what the actual measurement was for the ground cardamom. It was closest to 1/8 teaspoon, but you can add just a touch more, as I feel it was a "heaped" 1/8 teaspoon, but definitely not 1/4 teaspoon lol :)
For the Waffles
- 1⁄4 cup buckwheat flour
- 1⁄4 cup wheat flour
- 1⁄2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 large egg
- 3⁄4 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 4 tablespoons turbinado sugar, heaped
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or 2 tablespoons canola oil
For the Cream
- 7 fluid ounces heavy whipping cream
- 4 ounces fresh cherries, pitted
- kirsch, enough to cover the cherries
- 1⁄2 lemon, zest of
- 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
- confectioners' sugar, for dusting
- First you will want to take your pitted cherries, and soak them in enough kirsch to cover them; keep in mind that the longer you soak them, the stronger the flavor.
- Then take out your waffle iron and preheat it.
- In a medium-sized bowl, combine flours, cardamom, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.
- In another bowl, combine egg, milk, honey, turbinado sugar and oil.
- Then, Slowly add flour to wet mixture, and just mix to combine; do not mix too much.
- Grease your waffle iron if necessary, and add 1/2 of the mixture to your waffle iron as required (some irons state to put the mixture in the middle, however with most belgian irons, you must put it in each separate section as they are quite deep).
- Close your iron, and allow them to cook until done; Fully preheated, my iron cooked these in about 4 minutes, but please do keep in mind that all waffle irons are different, so the time may vary depending on your waffle iron.
- While your waffle is cooking, drain your cherries.
- Then, whip your cream until you get soft peaks.
- Once you have soft peaks, fold in your cherries, lemon zest and superfine sugar.
- Once your waffle has cooked, top with some of your cherry cream, and dust with confectioner's sugar.
- Serve and enjoy!