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Waffles for Grown Ups

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Who doesn’t like waffles for breakfast? Hot from the waffle iron, dripping with maple syrup, there’s little not to like. My kids demand waffles at least once a week for breakfast and I am usually more than happy to join them. Today though, when I sat down for breakfast, my kids were off for their first full day of school. I decided to turn our usual waffles into an adult treat to celebrate the return to routine.

Instead of topping the waffles with my usual dark amber maple syrup, I layered a sweet mix of mascarpone, ricotta and raw honey beneath sliced strawberries macerated in balsamic vinegar. These grown up waffles were much more sophisticated and satisfying than our usual sweet treat.

Waffles (Recipe from Bisquick website)

2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
1 1/3 cups milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Heat waffle iron; grease with vegetable oil or shortening.
  2. Stir ingredients until blended. Pour onto center of hot waffle iron. Close lid of waffle iron.
  3. Bake about 5 minutes or until steaming stops. Carefully remove waffle.

Mascarpone and Strawberries Topping

3/4 cups of strawberries, washed, stemmed, and quartered
1/2 cup of high quality balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup of raw honey
1/2 cup of mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup of ricotta cheese


  1. Cut the strawberries. Pour the balsamic vinegar on top. Put in fridge for 15 minutes.
  2. Make your waffles.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the ricotta and mascarpone. Top with raw honey. Mix well with a fork.
  4. Spread the cheese mixture on top of the waffle. Drizzle the strawberries and balsamic syrup on top. Enjoy immediately.
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