Bobby Flay‘s strawberry waffles with strawberry-black pepper butter and a lemon curd cream make the perfect sweet and citrusy treat for any brunch. Get more of Bobby Flay on your favourite Food Network Canada shows like Beat Bobby Flay, Fridays at 9PM ET/PT. Also available on STACKTV with Amazon Prime Video Channels, fuboTV, Rogers Ignite TV and Ignite SmartStream.
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Strawberry-Black Pepper Butter
Lemon Curd Whipped Cream
For the strawberry waffles: Finely dice eight of the strawberries, and combine in a small bowl with 1 heaping tablespoon sugar and the raspberry liqueur if using. Let sit at room temperature until the strawberries soften slightly and release some juice, about 15 minutes. Thinly slice the remaining strawberries lengthwise, and toss with the remaining 1 heaping tablespoon sugar.
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 1 tablespoon of sugar in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs and buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, and whisk until the mixture just comes together. Fold in the diced strawberries and their juices, and the melted butter until just combined. Cover, and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
For the strawberry-black pepper butter: combine the strawberries, butter, honey, salt and pepper in a food processor. Process until almost smooth. Scrape into a bowl, and set aside at room temperature.
For the lemon curd whipped cream: combine the heavy cream and lemon zest in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whip attachment. Whip until slightly thickened. Add the lemon curd, and continue whipping until soft peaks form. Chill until ready to serve.
Heat a waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s directions. Brush with melted butter, and ladle batter onto the iron. Close the cover, and cook until crisp, about 4 minutes. Serve immediately, or transfer the waffle to a rack set over a baking sheet and keep warm in a 200 degree oven. Repeat with the remaining batter and melted butter.
Top the waffles with strawberry butter, sliced strawberries and a dollop of the whipped cream