Merry Raspberry Marzipan Winter Waffles
CucinaPro Heart Waffle Iron
or traditional waffle iron, round or square
Plastic Squeeze bottle
1 recipe your favorite buttermilk waffles, or mix made according to directions
1 cup grated Marzipan, or almond filling such as Solo usually found on the baking aisle by pie fillings
Vanilla Whipped Cream*, or spray cream
Fresh rosemary and spray roses for garnish
Cupcake toppers, reindeer, star, nutcracker. Etc…*
Heat oven to 300 degrees.
Heat iron to medium setting.
Thin pancake batter with additional liquid, water or milk until it reaches a pourable consistency. Pour into squeeze bottle.
Starting at the center of the iron, squeeze batter into a branch type pattern, finishing with a small circle in the center. If using a heart shaped iron, follow the lines curving to the top of the heart, but not connecting the top lines. Cook until golden brown. Remove from iron and place in oven.
Repeat going a little smaller each time, making a branch pattern, as you get to the smaller pieces you can do them anywhere on the iron in dimes size circles.
Place largest tree branch waffle on plate, sprinkle with a small amount of marzipan, tip with whipped cream. Repeat, balancing carefully, until the smallest waffle is on top. Decorate with fresh raspberries. Placing in cream on waffle branches. Dust powdered sugar and top with cake topper. Garnish with flowers and fresh rosemary and serve immediately.
Recipe by Amy Richardson
*recipe can be found at http://www.greattastebuds.wordpress.com
Cucina Pro Heart Waffle Iron
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