How do you show appreciation for mom? Why, you make her breakfast and feast her eyes upon gifts she will love. Here is what I made for my mom this morning…
I made my mom a two course brunch (why two…don’t ask). I started with Berries with Vanilla and Citrus Mascarpone. The recipe was delicious and it was definitely a crowd pleaser and I will definitely be making it again.
Berries with Citrus and Vanilla Mascarpone
Adopted from A Cup of Joe blog
- 1 cup mixed berries (I used a mixture of blackberries and raspberries)
- 4 ounces mascarpone
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 vanilla pod (you need to use the seeds)
- 1 graham cracker
Start by mixing the mascarpone, sugar, vanilla bean seeds, and the juice and zest of half and orange. After mixing, plate into small bowls and top with fresh berries and crushed graham cracker.
Second, I made chocolate waffles with raspberry infused syrup. These were, again, divine! You can easily make extras to store in the freezer for and easy, delicious breakfast during the week (and trust me, you will want to).
Chocolate Waffles with Raspberry Infused Syrup
Waffles recipe adapted from Epicurious
For the Waffles:
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 1/4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sift first 5 ingredients into large bowl. Mix in sugar. Stir chocolate and butter in heavy small saucepan over medium-low heat until melted. Pour into medium bowl. Whisk in eggs, then milk, kirsch and vanilla. Make well in center of dry ingredients. Gradually whisk in milk mixture.
Follow your manufactures instructions to make the waffles.
For the Syrup:
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/4 cup raspberries
Put maple syrup and raspberries in a small sauce pan and heat on medium-low heat until raspberries have burst, about 10-15 minutes. If syrup gets too hot, turn heat to low and continue cooking.
When you have finished both the syrup and the waffles, take the raspberries out of the syrup and put on top of the waffles. Pour syrup on top of waffles and enjoy!