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Red Velvet Waffles from Del Frisco's Grille

Red Velvet Waffles from Del Frisco's Grille

The way to mom’s heart this Mother’s Day? Breakfast in bed, of course. Del Frisco's Grille is making it easy for dads and kids this year, sharing his must-try recipe for Red Velvet Waffles, which is sure to melt her heart.

With a few simple steps and ingredients that are likely already tucked away in the pantry, this decadent dish is easy to replicate and will fool Mom into thinking you’ve been slaving away in the kitchen all morning. Serve alongside a glass of sparkling rosé to add another pop of pink – love on a plate.
Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder, dark
  • non-stick cooking spray, as needed
  • 1 Teaspoon red food coloring
  • 1/3 Cup oil, vegetable
  • 1 ½ Cup water, cold
  • 2 eggs, large
  • red velvet batter
  • 3 Cups Belgium waffle mix

The only waffle recipe you'll ever need

As a mom, I find it very important to eat together as a family. And as our lives get busier and busier — early morning school routines, extracurricular activities — it’s becoming harder to see that all of our meals are enjoyed at the table. Menu planning, prepping, and stocking the fridge and freezer are the best ways I know to quickly feed everyone with whole, natural and nutritious ingredients.

Although I would love to have a three-course meal ready on all occasions, it’s not likely at this stage in our life, and I am totally fine with that. Breakfast for dinner, dinner for lunch, or an array of appetizers for any meal is what you might find in my kitchen, but our girls are happy and we are fed.

Be it for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert, waffles are a favorite in my family. There is something so comforting about homemade waffles, whether you are enjoying them alone or garnishing them with eggs, bacon, prosciutto, roasted bananas, chocolate or any other topping of your choice. The crisp exterior and soft, doughy center make for a perfect meal.

Two of my go-to waffle combinations are thinly sliced prosciutto with shaved Gruyère cheese for a savory twist, and roasted bananas topped with a butterscotch syrup for something sweet.

Kristen Massad of Dallas, a pastry chef and graduate of the French Culinary Institute in New York, blogs at inkfoods.com.

CLASSIC WAFFLE

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks and milk, then whisk into dry ingredients.

Pour in melted butter and mix until fully combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form, then slowly add in sugar.

Gently fold egg white mixture into batter until just combined. Do not over mix or the batter will deflate.

Scoop the desired amount of batter onto a greased and warmed waffle iron and cook until golden brown.

Remove waffle, serve immediately or freeze. Makes 8 to 10 waffles.

PER SERVING (based on 9): Calories 243 (46% from fat), Fat 12 g (7.5 g sat), Cholesterol 74 mg, Sodium 390 mg, Trace Fiber, Carbohydrates 27 g, Protein 5 g, Sugar 8 g

Prosciutto & Gruyère Waffles

Whisk 1/2 cup shredded Gruyère cheese into the waffle batter. Scoop the batter into waffle iron and bake until golden brown. Remove waffle and garnish with thinly sliced prosciutto, more shredded Gruyère and chopped chives.

PER SERVING (based on 9): Calories 290 (48% from fat), Fat 15 g (9 g sat), Cholesterol 88 mg, Sodium 758 mg, Trace Fiber, Carbohydrates 27 g, Protein 11 g, Sugar 8 g

Roasted Banana & Caramel Waffles

Heat oven to 350 F. Slice 2 bananas into 1/2-inch-thick banana rounds and place on a foil-lined sheet pan. Sprinkle the bananas with 1/4 cup granulated sugar and roast for 10-15 minutes or until bananas are soft and sugar is bubbling. While the bananas are roasting, make one classic waffle recipe. Whisk in 1/2 cup chopped pecans into waffle batter. Scoop batter into waffle iron and bake until golden brown. Remove waffle and garnish with roasted bananas, toasted pecan pieces and caramel sauce of your choice.

PER SERVING (based on 9): Calories 460 (39% from fat), Fat 20 g (8 g sat), Cholesterol 72 mg, Sodium 442 mg, Fiber 2 g, Carbohydrates 63 g, Protein 6 g, Sugar 31 g

Hot waffle dishes

Waffles can be found on restaurant menus all over town. Here are some of Kristen’s favorites:


7 Ways to Eat Red Velvet

Does anyone else get a hankering for red velvet confections in February? We certainly do. There’s something about the combination of cocoa, red food coloring and creamy butter that turn sweets from just blah to ooh la-la! It’s an added plus that red velvet is visually appealing its deep red color makes us think of romance. We’ve got a few suggestions to mix up the classic red velvet cake. How will you eat your red velvet this month?

In a Super Stacked Cake

Well okay, we did put one cake in here. But Southern Art’s red velvet 12-layer cake is no small feat to eat. This slice towers over your plate as white pillowy layers break up the rich red cake for a heavy dose of creamy frosting.

In an Ice Cream Sandwich

Del Frisco’s Grille Atlanta

Yes, it’s cold outside, but after a hearty meal, you’ll welcome an ice cream sandwich. Del Frisco’s version sandwiches vanilla ice cream between two red velvet waffles. It’s crisp on the outside but one bite will give you chills.

Second Self Beer Company

On February 1, Second Self released their “Bleeding Heart” specialty craft beer. The brew was three years in the making, where the crew mirrored it after a classic red velvet cake recipe. The amber ale is reddish in color and a swig finishes with hints of cocoa and vanilla.

Yes, the red velvet doughnut is worth every calorie. It’s moist, cakey and the mound of cream cheese frosting is adorned with pecans, lending to a nutty crunch. They even leave out the hole in the middle so you get that much more out of your bite.

And for nostalgic purposes, Oreo released Red Velvet Oreos for the month of February. Surprisingly, the cookies are not red in color, but these Oreos are supposed to have a cream cheese filling. Tasters would tell you, the cookie has a slightly subtler cocoa flavor and the filling is creamier, but it’s still up to debate if it truly tastes like red velvet cream cheese.


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/> Richard Atwood: Oh. My. Goodness. The chicken and waffles are absolutely amazing!

/> cam: Great chicken and waffles! Great muffins

/> Hector Salas: The Chicken and Waffles are worth the wait!

/> jonathan stafford: Get the chicken & waffles.

/> Danielle Lewis: The chicken and waffles are very good

/> Long: Chicken and waffles are amazing!

/> Avery Davis: Very good - the chicken and waffles were impeccable, even the gravy tasted good. Will definitely be back to try the menu!

/> Leecie Johnson: The best chicken and waffles hands down!

/> Matthew Bolanos: The chicken and waffles are to die for! Very large servings too.

/> Stephen Wade: Lucky's chicken fried chicken waffle is one of the best kept secrets in all of Dallas. Get it fully loaded (butter, syrup, gravy, etc). Seriously! You will not be disappointed.

/> Eric N Amy Zavala: Excellent service, great atmosphere, chicken & waffles was DELICIOUS!

/> Debesh West: The Migas and chicken n waffles are amazing

/> soutxphyl .: Chicken & waffles and the farmer's omelette

/> Jason Heiser: Chicken & Waffles amazing. Almond Joy pies are better in theory than on taste. We wish we had just gotten the coconut cream pie

/> xmas spree: Presentation of the food is awesome, Chicken & Waffles was tasty, veggie burger w/ pineapple chunks was odd, Philly cheese Burger was a little blah. complimentary homemade potato chips to the table.

/> A-a-Ron: Great service and great food. Must try the red velvet pancake. The chicken and waffles are pretty good as well.

/> Mark Matlock: I've never had anything bad here. But I am partial to the Chicken and Waffles and Buffalo Mac.

/> Christopher Lenzini: 2 words. Chicken & Waffles! Also, gotta try the Duck Poutine appetizer. while it's not traditional Poutine with cheese curds, it's still a must try!

/> Robert M.: For brunch try the Chicken & Waffles!

/> Antwane Owens: Ask for the Antwane for brunch - chicken and waffles (double chicken with buffalo sauce)

/> Paul: The Chicken and waffles come with hot sauce butter, chicory coffee syrup, and cucumber. Need I say more?

/> Ahmad Al-k: One of my favorite places in Addison!! Good drinks, the chicken waffle is soo good!! No more French fries try the fried tomato that was just perfect with the pesto dip!!

/> mafer a: Chicken waffle and benedict waffle. Chicken waffle has an explosion of flavour bacon,syrup,pepergravy chicken egg and waffle! The bennedict has a hint of lime and tanginess


By Emily

Two words that don’t often go hand in hand in my weekend itinerary are “Hoboken” and “brunch.” But recently, as our friends have started having babies and moving to a more safe and landlocked version of the city, we’ve been getting pretty familiar with the Path.

When Del Frisco’s Grille reached out to Bitches Who Brunch and invited us in for a meal, instead of scrunching my face at the thought of leaving my Manhattan bubble, we jumped at the opportunity to visit our friends “across the pond.”

We walked in and immediately commented on the large size and space in the restaurant this wasn’t the overstuffed brunch bustle we were used to. It was calm and quiet despite the tables being full, which was a nice change of pace.

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Our waiter was full of suggestions, which was helpful with such a large menu. We started with the cheesesteak egg rolls, served with sweet spicy chili sauce and honey mustard. I’ve never seen this on a menu before and it was so delicious.

I’m off drinking for the minute and was sad to pass up the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar, but the boys opted for “Man-Mosas” (their own invention) – Blue Moon, Champagne, and OJ.

Us ladies ordered lattes, which were served European-style in tall glasses and hit the spot.

With our drink orders placed, we were ready to order. My friend Kyle selected the crab cake Benedict with poached eggs, asparagus, toasted focaccia and cajun lobster sauce. It was full of flavor without having a strong seafood taste, and the sauce was rich without being overbearing.

I opted for the grille Benedict with poached eggs, thin-sliced French ham, scallion and white cheddar biscuits, and chipotle hollandaise. The biscuits were fluffy and flavorful and I loved the spicy sauce.

Adriana ordered the red velvet Belgian waffle with whipped vanilla bean-spiked cream cheese with thick-cut hickory-smoked bacon. This satisfied her sweet tooth and we all enjoyed stealing bites of her breakfast dessert.

Paul couldn’t resist the Southern fried chicken and waffles with spicy maple syrup and thick-cut hickory smoked bacon. We loved the addition of bacon with the waffles, the chicken was cooked to perfection, and the kick in the syrup was a great spin to this Southern brunch classic.

If all that wasn’t enough, we also ordered the bananas Foster French toast with banana rum sauce and thick-cut hickory smoked bacon. I was way too full to enjoy this, and it was sopped in a bit too much sauce for my liking, but it didn’t damper the rest of the brunch for us.

The Bitches say: A. I was hesitant to brunch at such a widely-known restaurant chain, but Del Frisco’s far exceeded my expectations. The staff was friendly and the brunch was innovative and delicious.


This popular burger mecca is also home to a slew of crafted milkshakes. While they don’t have a specific adult milkshake section, customers are encouraged to choose a shake from the menu and pair it with any alcohol the restaurant has at the bar. Manager Dana Olsson said diners like how they can customize the product to their specifications. She said the cordials are often chosen for the beverages, with the occasional Makers Mark thrown in the mix.

Most Popular: Caramel and sea salt milkshake with Crown Apple.
What’s in it: Vanilla ice cream, Crown Apple whiskey, caramel drizzle with sea salt sprinkles.


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Dallas Blogger Brunch || Del Frisco's Grille

Happy Birthday, Dallas Blogger Brunch! We celebrated our 2 year anniversary with brunch at Del Frisco's Grille in Uptown and enjoyed brunch favorites like their Red Velvet Belgian Waffle!

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Happy Birthday, Dallas Blogger Brunch! We celebrated our 2 year anniversary with brunch at Del Frisco's Grille in Uptown and enjoyed brunch favorites like their Red Velvet Belgian Waffle!

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Happy Birthday, Dallas Blogger Brunch! We celebrated our 2 year anniversary with brunch at Del Frisco's Grille in Uptown and enjoyed brunch favorites like their Red Velvet Belgian Waffle!

Happy Birthday, Dallas Blogger Brunch! We celebrated our 2 year anniversary with brunch at Del Frisco's Grille in Uptown and enjoyed brunch favorites like their Red Velvet Belgian Waffle!

It's hard to believe that it has been two years since I first invited a group of awkward bloggers who didn't know each other to get together for brunch! From Sissy's Southern Kitchen to The Rustic to Americano, we have eaten our way around town and made some lasting friendships along the way! I wouldn't be doing what I am doing now if not for Dallas Blogger Brunch, so I owe a special thank you to all of the girls who have ever brunched with me and to all of the wonderful restaurants who have hosted us for Dallas's favorite meal! For this special birthday brunch, I decorated the table with birthday cakes and confetti, of course! These festive cakes were provided by The Hospitality Sweet and made our table feel birthday-ready! Instead of our normal floral arrangements, I used multicolor confetti to liven up the table and add birthday flair to the decor. Each of our guests received a special (and comical) birthday gift from Poo-Pourri, which added to the birthday feel of the brunch.

To make our place card holders, I used regular sized party hats and cut them down to miniature size then cut a slit in the top of the hat to hold the card. It didn't take me long to "diy" 12 hats and glue a pom-pom onto each hat, but the impact to the table is huge! These adorable gold calligraphy cards were done by Katie of 26 Letters Calligraphy and were the perfect classy touch to keep the brunch table from looking too juvenile.

You may have noticed that I normally order the french toast, but I decided to mix it up this month and I ordered the Spicy Chicken and Waffles! The slight spice in the maple syrup added the extra kick that set this dish apart from other restaurants and I was very pleased with my choice. I wish I had room for more food because the Red Velvet Belgian Waffle was also a hit and everyone who ordered it cleaned their plate!

It is always a treat to brunch with a lovely group of bloggers, but this month was especially fun to mix old and new faces together to celebrate our birthday! Thank you all for following along on our brunch journey!


Watch the video: Easy Homemade Belgian Waffle Recipe (December 2021).