If there’s one thing that I love about food blogging it’s pushing myself creatively to come up with new recipes and exciting flavour combinations, and these Beer Battered Bacon Waffles with a Spicy Beer Caramel Sauce are exactly one of those creations. You see, I’ve never cooked or baked anything with beer before, but after this recipe I know that it’s something I will be doing lots more of in the coming months. Beer barbecue sauce in the summer, anyone?
These waffles are made with Samuel Adams Boston Lager – a full-bodied brew with a robust character. You can grab a six pack at the LCBO or The Beer Store in Ontario, BCLDB in British Columbia or Liquor Depot in Alberta. I find that it’s always important to cook with ingredients that you love (especially when it comes to alcohol), and I love the flavour of this beer, so it’s a perfect match for these waffles (and the spicy caramel sauce!). And then I added bacon, because, I mean, beer and bacon, it needs no explanation.
If you’re looking to make a special breakfast for the guy (or gal) in your life, this is the answer to all your problems. And that spicy caramel beer sauce is just the cherry on top. The flavour combination from the beer, the saltiness of the bacon, the sweetness and then the kick from the spicy caramel sauce is the ultimate combination. These waffles aren’t something that you would want to eat every single day, but for a special occasion, they fit the bill.
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