Macadamia Coconut Waffles

From Claudia's kitchen @What;s Cookin Italian Cuisine

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons white sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt


2 egg whites

2 egg yolks

2 tablespoons finely grated coconut ( I just put it through the food processor)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups milk

6 tablespoons butter, melted

Topping

Macadamia nuts

shredded coconut

coconut syrup see below

Directions

Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt together in a mixing bowl, set aside. Beat egg whites until foamy in a separate large glass or metal bowl. Whisk the egg yolks, lemon zest, and vanilla extract together in a third bowl, beat in the milk. Stir in the flour mixture until smooth. Fold in the melted butter and then the beaten egg whites until just blended.

Cook the waffles until golden brown. Top with syrup, nuts and coconut.


Coconut Syrup

8 tablespoons butter

¾ cup coconut milk

1 cup sugar

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon vanilla or coconut extract

2 tablespoons of shredded coconut (put through food processor)


Place butter, milk and sugar in 2 quart pan. With range on medium heat, dissolve sugar and melt butter. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat and add baking soda and flavoring. It will foam up give this a few minutes before serving to go down.


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