It's so weird, mother's day kind of just came and went for me. Even though people were talking about it, I felt totally unprepared for the big day. The original present I had in mind for her didn't work out so I had to rely on my good ole cooking skills!
I was originally going to follow this recipe to the T and make the French Toast, but when I remembered that I make the worst French Toast on the planet, I decided waffles would be better. And then I remembered the problem I typically have with my waffle iron. Pancakes are just so....ehh, predictable, so I decided to take the easy way out and use a Pillsbury cake mix. Funfetti to be exact! Because it's, well, FUN! It cut preparation time down significantly and was much easier (and cheaper).
I served this on a breakfast tray with Lemon Sweet Tea to my mum in bed while singing Happy Mother's Day to you in the Birthday Song tune. I even added, "Happy Mother's Day to the best mother in the world, but I'm sorry you're not better than bammy [my grandmother] but I love you anyway". She laughed because deep down she knows it's true. My grandmother is my favourite woman on the planet. She lives in Tampa so her present is in the mail. If someone you love lives nearby you, make these waffles for them to show them how much you care.
Funfetti Waffles with Whipped Lemon Yoghurt Topping and Fresh Berries
Yields: 10 waffles
For the Waffles:
One box Pillsbury Funfetti Cake Mix
For the Whipped Lemon Yoghurt Topping:
1 1/3 cups cold heavy cream
3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 to 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar, if desired
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Mixed berries (I used strawberries and blueberries)
Preheat your waffle iron.
Prepare the cake mix according to instructions on the box.
To make the whipped lemon yogurt topping, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whip attachment (you can also use a hand mixer, because I did) add the heavy cream. Beat on high speed until stiff peaks form. Add the yogurt, sugar, and lemon juice. Mix until combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
Pour cake mix into waffle iron. (My waffle iron has a light that turns green when it's ready). So cook according to how your waffle iron works. I found that if I let mine get really hot before I start, the waffles cook more evenly and faster.
Top each waffle with a dollop of whipped topping and as many berries as you like, and serve!
Happy Mother's Day to all of the beautiful hard working mothers and mother figures out there! Especially mine, and some great friends of mine like, Natasha, Jessie, Jewel, Delkisa, Dara and Llakel who are amazing mothers to their kids!