Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Breakfast Trifle

You won't believe how easy this is to assemble.  Really.  Pretty much you take waffles, break or cut them into bit sized pieces, then layer them in a fancy dish or even a glass with sliced, slightly sweetened strawberries and whipped cream (recipe below).  Waffle layer, strawberry layer, whipped cream layer, repeat, topping it all of with a nice dollop of whipped cream.  You can totally make the waffles ahead of time, even a few days before, and slice and sprinkle sugar on the strawberries the night before.  I would wait until that morning to make the whipped cream, but that doesn't take to long, then you assemble it all and serve immediately.  Easy peasy.  Dads, you are going to look so good with so little work come Mother's Day. 

My husband's mom had a great waffle recipe that I love to use, so I will include it below, but you could even get away with using Bisquick waffles or some other mix.  I'm not sure how this would work with Eggos, but if any of you so desire, give it a try and report back.

Whipped Cream:
1 pint whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Using a hand mixer, beat the whipping cream on the highest setting in a bowl until it starts to thicken slightly.  Add sugar and vanilla and beat until it's all nice and fluffy and the desired stiffness.

Everyday Waffles:

1 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 beaten egg yolks
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup oil
2 stiffly beaten egg whites

Sift together dry ingredients.  Combine yolks, milk, and oil; stir into dry ingredients.  Fold in whites, leaving a few fluffs.  Cook in a waffle iron.  Makes 3 10-inch waffles.

On to:  Sausage Rolls.
Back to:  Mother's Day Menu.


  1. I love this idea! My mom used to make trifle all the time, but it was usually with angel food cake. Waffles would make a great addition!

  2. Thanks, Rachelle! I love traditional trifle with angel food cake too. How lucky to grow up with your mom making it all the time!