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Waffles with Rhubarb and Rose Compote and Rose Cream

Rhubarb and Rose Waffle

Ever since getting my hands on these silicone waffle moulds, I have become somewhat addicted to these doughy crispy delights. They are just as good for a dessert as they are for breakfast or brunch. The light and airy sweet waffles I tried in Belgium were either served in the morning with coffee, or at tea time. They don’t have to be sweet of course, savoury waffles are equally delicious. Either way, I never add sugar to my waffle batter as I don’t see the need – it’s all in the topping.

For some reason, rhubarb doesn’t like it down on our plot and I have to rely on my mother for a supply. The first rhubarb picked from her garden arrived last week – just in time to bake a rhubarb and ginger cake for a friend’s birthday. As there were a couple of sticks left over, however, I thought I’d treat us to some rhubarb and rose compote and serve it with waffles, oh and cream, of course. I first discovered how well rhubarb and rose went together with these rhubarb and rose nonnettes and it’s been a favoured combination ever since. I make a couple of bottles of rose syrup every year and what doesn’t get used in cooking makes for a most sumptuous cordial drink with water, both fizzy or flat. However, this time I used Spice Drops rose extract, which also worked wonderfully well.

The waffles were the usual crisp and doughy delight, but the rhubarb and rose compote was just gorgeous. Light and fruity with a delightful rose perfume which added wondrous floral notes but didn’t overwhelm. As for the cream, well! Those softly scented clouds will just have to be repeated.

Rhubarb ChallengeI’m linking this to the Great British Rhubarb Recipe Round-Up over at Lavender and Lovage and Farmersgirl Kitchen – all for the love of rhubarb.

 

 

No Waste Challenge LogoI’m also sending this over to Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary for the No Waste Food Challenge. There was no way I wasn’t going to use these first sticks of rhubarb, but they were sort of leftover from the cake and they might otherwise have been wasted. 

 

Simple and in SeasonWith rhubarb now in season, I’m sending these off to Simple and in Season which is this month hosted by Helen of Fuss Free Flavours on behalf of Ren Behan.

Other waffle recipes you might want to check out:

Waffles with Rhubarb and Rose Compote and Rose Cream
Yields 4
Light and crisp waffles, served with a perfumed rhubarb and rose compote and a pillowy cloud of gently scented rose cream.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Waffles
  1. 1 large egg (I used a duck egg)
  2. 200ml milk
  3. 220g flour (half wholemeal, half plain white)
  4. 1 tsp baking powder
  5. pinch of rock salt (I use Himalayan Pink)
  6. 50g unsalted butter - melted
Compote
  1. 2 sticks rhubarb (about 200g) - sliced
  2. 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  3. 2 drops rose extract (I used Holy Lama Spice Drops)
  4. 100ml double cream
Waffles
  1. Whisk egg and milk together in a large jug.
  2. Add the butter and salt and whisk some more.
  3. Whisk in the dry ingredients.
  4. Pour into four waffle moulds and bake in the oven at 220C for about ten minutes.
  5. Turn out onto a baking tray, keeping the pattern side up and return to the oven for a further five minutes or so. The waffles should be golden and crisp on the outside.
Compote
  1. Place the rhubarb and sugar into a pan with just a dash of water and cook over a low heat for about five minutes until the rhubarb is tender.
  2. Remove from the heat, add the rose extract and stir gently.
  3. Pour any excess liquid into the cream and whip until soft peaks form.
  4. Spoon the compote over the waffles, then top with cream and a sprinkling of icing sugar.
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    Fiona @ London-Unattached
    20th April 2015

    we’ve been trying making waffles in a george foreman grill recently. They ARE quite different to the shop made ones! I love the idea of rhubarb and rose!

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      Choclette
      20th April 2015

      I’ve never had shop bought ones here in the UK Fiona. Making them in a grill sounds interesting. As for rhubarb and rose – I’m thinking of a blog name change πŸ˜‰

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    shaheen
    20th April 2015

    Oh its been a while since I’ve had waffles and your tempting me to make some this weekend. Our rhubarb is beginning to stretch in the garden, so hopefully I will be able to harvest the first of the year soon.

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      Choclette
      20th April 2015

      Ah lovely to hear from you Shaheen. These were truly scrumptious, but it can’t be long now until you are harvesting your rhubarb.

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    fashion-mommy
    20th April 2015

    The waffles look so amazing with that compote – I’m not a great fan of Rhubarb however, find it a little tart for my tastes.

    #UKBloggers

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      Choclette
      20th April 2015

      Thank you. I couldn’t eat rhubarb as a child and wasn’t desperately keen when I was young, but I’ve matured into it and now absolutely love it. The rose tempers the tartness a bit too.

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    Lucy @ BakingQueen74
    20th April 2015

    Mmm, these look delicious! Love the waffle moulds too, I always thought I would need a waffle maker to make them. Love the combination of rhubarb and rose as well.

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      Choclette
      20th April 2015

      Thanks Lucy. There is a definitely limit to how many gadgets I can cope with in the kitchen, so these moulds are ideal. To be fair I’ve not tried using a waffle maker, so I can’t compare, but I’m quite impressed with the moulds.

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    Janice
    20th April 2015

    Oh that’s lovely, rose is a great flavour to pair with rhubarb. Thanks for joining us for the Great British Rhubarb Recipe Round Up

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      Choclette
      20th April 2015

      It is a lovely combination Janice and how could I not join you in such a grand event πŸ˜‰

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    Heidi Roberts
    20th April 2015

    I love home made waffles. I cooked some rhubarb to day I am going to use in a cake.

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      Choclette
      20th April 2015

      As a filling for a cake Heidi or to go in a cake? I love rhubarb in cakes, but I never cook it first.

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    Louise Mensah
    20th April 2015

    OMG! Your waffles look divine. I wanna try. I’m so pleased the recipe is so straightforward, as I wouldn’t really say baking/ making pastries is my forte so this looks easy enough for me to want to try out haha.
    http://www.iamlam.co.uk

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      Choclette
      20th April 2015

      Thanks Louise, you’re right, this is a dead easy recipe and such a rewarding one too.

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      Choclette
      21st April 2015

      Thanks Margot. I didn’t know there was such a thing as ready waffles, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

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    Made With Pink
    20th April 2015

    These look absolutely scrumptious! And your waffle mould! I’ve never seen one of these, and would have beeb skeptical of how well it worked if I hadn’t seen this post, but it looks like it works brilliantly! Thanks so much for including the links to my waffles as well πŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      21st April 2015

      Thank you. I was actually really impressed with all the LekuΓ© silicone moulds that I tried, but for waffles I’ve not actually tried anything else.

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      Choclette
      21st April 2015

      Thanks Johanna. Yes tumblr is still very new to me – I’m still trying to work out what it’s all about.

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    Heather
    21st April 2015

    These look so delicious, think I could eat them for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! (or dessert, don’t forget dessert) Your waffle mould looks great! Do you know where it could get hold of one?

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      Choclette
      21st April 2015

      Thanks Heather – indeed an all day must have πŸ˜‰ I know Lakeland stock some of their products as does Amazon and many kitchen shops – failing that they are available on the Lekue website – http:// www. lekue. com/en/ cookware/ waffle-mould-lekue.html

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    Karen
    22nd April 2015

    This looks and sounds divine, thanks so much for adding it to the Great British Rhubarb Recipe Round-Up! Karen

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      Choclette
      22nd April 2015

      Karen, it was πŸ™‚ I have another rhubarb recipe to come, but not sure I’ll make it in time.

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      Choclette
      22nd April 2015

      Rhubarb and rose is a fabulous combination Bintu and on top of these waffles with cream – wow!

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    Kate - gluten free alchemist
    22nd April 2015

    Mmmm… that compote sounds lovely. I need to get something to make waffles in…. GF ones are pretty rare and I need to start doing my own! If it’s any consolation, my rhubarb plant has refused to come up this year… I think it got a bit water swamped over the winter! I’ve just bought a new plant….

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      Choclette
      22nd April 2015

      We’ve tried three different plants in three different locations and each one has died – don’t understand it. Well I can recommend these waffle moulds Kate – they’re fab πŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      16th May 2015

      They’d sure make a lovely birthday breakfast or for some other celebratory occasion.

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    Elizabeth
    20th May 2015

    Such a gorgeous recipe! I could quite happily tuck into these for breakfast or dessert! Thank you for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge πŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      2nd October 2015

      Thank you Kate. I can do elegant it seems – occasionally πŸ˜‰

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