Semolina Waffles with Strawberries and Cream

Semolina Waffles with Strawberries
Grießwaffeln mit Erdbeeren & Sahne
This waffle recipe makes for a perfect Valentine's or Mother's treat but will of course make any day so much sweeter and better. The ingredient known as Grieß in German can be substituted by either semolina (available at well-stocked gourmet stores) or the readily available cream of wheat. Semolina is made from a harder wheat grain and will give this dish a nice grainy texture, whereas cream of wheat will blend into the waffle batter.
Course Breakfast
Keyword Cream, Kirsch, Lemon, Mother's Day, Strawberry, Waffles
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 10 Tbsp unsalted butter soft, 1-1/4 sticks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch
  • 10 oz heavy cream 300 ml
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2-3 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • 5 Tbsp strawberry jam
  • 3 Tbsp orange juice
  • 1/3 oz Kirsch 10 ml
  • 1 Tbsp confectioner's sugar
  • zest from 1 organic lemon

Instructions

  • With an electric mixer blend the soft butter, sugar and lemon zest until smooth. Separate the yolks from the egg whites. Add the yolks to the butter mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, combine semolina, baking powder and corn starch and add them together with the cream gradually to the butter-egg mixture. Whisk the egg whites with the lemon juice until stiff and fold under the mixture.
  • Lightly grease the waffle iron with butter or margarine. Bake the waffles at low temperature until light brown.
  • Clean the strawberries and cut them into wedges. In a separate bowl, combine the strawberry jam, orange juice, Kirsch until smooth, then add the strawberry pieces.
  • Shortly before serving, dust the waffles with powdered sugar and serve with strawberries and whipped cream.