Hazelnut Waffles

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Yield: 4 servings with about 1-1/4 Cups Syrup

Ingredients

Hazelnut Waffles

  • 1-1/4 cups sifted flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 3/4 cup roasted & chopped Oregon hazelnuts

Hazelnut Syrup

  • 1/2 cup chopped Oregon hazelnuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup

Cranberry Pear Sauce

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 Pears, peeled, cored, cut into 1″ cubes

Directions

Hazelnut Waffles

Sift dry ingredients into mixing bowl. Slightly beat egg yolks and milk. Pour egg-milk mixture and melted butter into a well made in the dry ingredients; stir only until all ingredients are mixed. Beat egg whites until stiff but still glossy; fold into batter with hazelnuts. Pour batter on preheated waffle iron. Bake 4 to 5 minutes, or until crisp and browned.

Hazelnut Syrup

In saucepan, sauté hazelnuts in butter until lightly browned. Add syrup and heat through.

Cranberry Pear Sauce

Bring cranberries, orange juice and sugar to boil over medium high heat in medium saucepan.  Reduce heat to low boil and cook for 7 minutes.  Add pears and continue to low boil for 6 to 8 minutes until betties burst, pears are softened and mixture is reduced to 2 cups.  Remove from heat.  Add to waffles with dollop of whipped topping and extra hazelnuts.