Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Bacon Choux Pastry Waffles with Caramel Apples

I have so many requests on Facebook for this recipe, i had to post it. besides, i also want it saved for future reference. My friend Marina had sent me the recipe for choux pastry that had an alternativefrom making them into waffles. No if anyone knows me, KNOWS i love choux pastry, which, normally is made for puff pastry or eclairs. The bacon addition is just something i came up with on a whim, and it worked. It really worked!
The house smelled so good while the apples were cooking , the whole family could barely stand it.
The waffles seem to take a little bit longer to cook than my usual recipe, it might be that my waffle iron is going to pot, or maybe because the batter is so rich.
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2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups water
2 sticks butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 eggs
1/2  of a 16-oz package bacon
Cook bacon till crispy. Crumble and set aside.
Bring the water and butter to a rolling boil, in a large, thick-bottomed, saucepan. Add the flour, all at once, reduce the heat; stir with a wooden spoon, cooking the mixture until it separates cleanly from both pan and spoon. Remove from heat; incorporate the eggs, one-by-one, beating well. The dough should be glossy and soft, but hold its shape.
Add milk. For each cup of prepared choux paste, work in about ½ cup whole milk, to form a thick smooth batter, which runs off the spoon in a ribbon. Add cooked bacon crumbles Heat the waffle iron, brush with oil or butter; use a portion of batter small enough to allow room for expansion. Cook until golden. makes 7 waffles.

Combine the following in a saucepan or microwave-safe bowl:
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
2 tablespoons apple juice concentrate or boiled cider
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon orange zest, juice or extract ( optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup pure maple syrup, (you can substitute corn syrup if you don't have a thing for maple)
5-6 apples, peeled, cored and sliced fairly thin.
1 cup minced, toasted pecans (walnuts can be substituted)
Combine all ingredients in large skillet over medium heat, let cook down until apples are soft and mixture becimes thickened. It might take up to 25 minutes if the apples are juicy, but uit is well worth the time.
Pour over waffles and serve.


TaGa_Luto said...

Holy waffle batman!!! OMGosh!!! that's what you call food porn!!!! And Chy had 4 holy cow!!! Actually, WTG Chy...i won't be surprised that looks so good!

Kim @ Foodin New England said...

Hee hee. she is THE carb queen, i am shocked that she is still so skinny! Thanks for visiting !!

Anonymous said...

Wow Red, something I might actually get Hubs to eat! Hope I get some too! Thanks for posting this!

My Italian Smörgåsbord said...

insane. this is Red at her best: luscious, incredibly tasty, comfort food with a twist. love it!

The Baking Gypsy said...

Hi Kim!! Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment...it is much appreciated!

You have a wonderful blog and I am so excited to start following it!

These waffles btw look totally scrummy!! I especially love the sound of the caramel apples!


Jessica @Sunny Side Up said...

Now that's a waffle! What a fun combination!

Also, thank you for your comment on my pumpkin pull-apart bread, you are of course welcome to blog about it, please just include a link back for sourcing!

Isabel Lake said...

My precious friend, I am so blessed to have met you..even if we are miles and miles away from each other, I am so thankful you are my friend..I am honored and privileged you like my recipes and give life and personality into them.....I love you Kim Forni, my amazing friend, and foodie guru sister...I bow to thee...Marina Isabel Castle

Anonymous said...

Waw, Kim! What a stunning recipe! Great for brunch! I never tasted bacon with a sweet dessert or breakfast before. I must try this!


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Shirley said...

A very unique recipe I must admit!

Anonymous said...

Kim, I love this idea for my teen (he is the waffle king of the household, even has his own waffle maker!) but forgive me...where is the flour amount listed?? Am I blind or was it forgotten! Please advise as he is sitting here drooling over your recipe and we have to make it!

Kim said...

OMG Sherri!!! I am so embarassed! I added the flour to the recipe, i hope i am not too late. I was in the kitchen making soup and crackers for dinner.

Sherrismiles said...

Those look obscenely delicious. Caramel and apples two of my favorite things together! And bacon added, now we're talkin' my foodie language. Also,thanks for visiting my blog.

Veronica said...

This is insane! Oh, how a cruel thing it is to be going to bed and craving these.

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