Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Belgian Waffles with Rhubarb & Blueberry Compote

Rhubarb Blueberry Waffles

One of my friends was recently afflicted with too much rhubarb. I'm not sure that "too much rhubarb" is a concept that exists in my world, so of course I offered to take some off her hands.

The first thing I made with this unexpected bounty was a rhubarb and chocolate cake, which won't make it onto the blog as I included so much rhubarb that the whole thing basically collapsed. (Into a wonderful and delicious mess, but still... it was unphotographable.)

My second rhubarb dish was much more successful: this simple compote of rhubarb and blueberries might just be perfect summer fare. Served over Belgian waffles, this made an indulgent breakfast, and would also work well as a light and fruity dessert. My husband has already requested a variant with pancakes, and I bet the cold compote would be wonderful stirred into plain yoghurt.

Rhubarb Blueberry Waffles

Belgian Waffles with Rhubarb & Blueberry Compote
Serves 4

150g (5½oz) rhubarb (trimmed)
150g (5½oz) blueberries
2tbsp water
1tbsp demerara sugar
8 small Belgian waffles*
  1. Chop the rhubarb into bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a small pan, heat the rhubarb and blueberries with a little water.
  3. Add the sugar, and simmer for five minutes.
  4. Once the rhubarb has softened, taste the mixture. Add a little extra sugar if you prefer a sweeter flavour; the result will depend on the initial sweetness of the fruit.
  5. Heat the waffles in a toaster (you might need tongs to get them out again) and serve topped with a spoonful of compote.
* I used pre-made waffles, which weighed in at 25g (1oz) each.


Becky Jerdee said...

The waffles are enticing! Have you ever tried red velvet waffles?

Slamdunk said...

We are big waffle fans, and those looks fantastic.

Julie @ Girl on the Move said...

Stopping by from the SITS Sharefest and these waffles look like the perfect way to start the day!!!

Angie Schneider said...

The waffles look scrumptious. I only had rhubarb and strawberry compote before...have to try with blueberries next time.

Janelle @ Run With No Regrets said...

I have only had rhubarb a couple of times...yummy! Thanks for the recipe. Dropping by from SITS!

Lori Vachon said...

You had me at the toppings!!!

Jenne said...

The oldest son would love this. The rhubarb is want sinks me in!

Anonymous said...

wow....such a glorious treat for breakfast...we can't wait to try this out at home,thanks so much for sharing :-)

Joanne T Ferguson said...

G'day! Love waffles!
Viewed as part of #SITSSharefest!
Cheers! Joanne

Christine Berres said...

Or dinner. Just dinner. I love a good waffle recipe:) And rhubarb is a winner too!

Kathy Penney said...

What a great flavor combo and I love waffles!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That looks really good! I like the idea of using the compote in yogurt :)

mypixieblog said...

This looks so good! I haven't had rhubarb in ages. Funny story: when I was young, my German mother thought it would be a really great idea to make my birthday cake out of rhubarb. And serve it to five-year-old American kids with discerning tastebuds (anything sugar). Sadly it wasn't a hit and she couldn't understand why anyone would dismiss this sweet vegetable. LOL!!! But THIS? Looks amazing. Glad it was a hit at home, too :)

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