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Easter Waffles Florentine

Savory cheese waffles replace the traditional muffin in this decadent eggs Florentine dish, perfect for brunch.

  • servings: 6

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Ingredients

  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup coarse cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large eggs, separated, plus 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups grated Gruyere cheese
  • 3 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Sauteed Spinach
  • Poached Eggs
  • Lemony Hollandaise

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat a waffle iron on the highest setting. In a small bowl, whisk together milk and vinegar; let stand until thickened, about 5 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornmeal, baking soda, salt, and pepper. In a second large bowl, mix together egg yolks, sour cream, butter, and milk mixture. Add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in Gruyere, goat cheese, parsley, chives, and tarragon; do not overmix.

  3. Step 3

    Beat egg whites in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until stiff peaks form. Stir half the egg whites into the batter; gently fold in remaining half.

  4. Step 4

    Spray waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray. Pour 1 cup batter into waffle iron (it should be three-quarters full). Close lid and cook until waffle is golden and crisp, about 7 minutes. Remove waffle from iron. Quickly toss between your hands to release steam and help retain crispness. Serve immediately topped with some of the spinach and 1 poached egg, and drizzled with hollandaise. Repeat process with remaining batter.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, April 2011

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Reviews (1)

  • CMTorie 21 Apr, 2011

    This recipe scores points for uniqueness & its very good, not sure though if it'll leave an impression on people. The cheeses make the waffle a little pricey & honestly, I couldn't taste the Goat Cheese, I'll leave it out next time. The taragon flavor really came through. I have a regular waffle iron & it made about 20 waffles. I thought the spinach, egg, hollandaise, waffle ratio was good, if I had used the large waffle iron I think two poached eggs would have been better. Worth trying though