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Pina Colada Waffle Trifle

DSC0162-edit-800Happy Weekend!

Today we have a double duty recipe that can be served as the most indulgent brunch imaginable or as an unusual, luscious dessert. Either way your guests are sure to be pleasantly surprised by these very dressed up waffles.


Makes about 12

Beat together well:

2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/3 cup melted butter
2 tsp vanilla extract

Sift together:

2 1/2 cups flour
2 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder

Mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture just until incorporated; small lumps in the batter are okay.Pour 1/3 to 1/2 cup batter for each waffle onto a preheated waffle iron. The amount of batter depends on the size of your waffle iron, use your own judgement. Cook for about 5 minutes or until evenly golden brown, Hold waffles in a warm oven on a cookie sheet while the rest of the waffles are being prepared.

Vanilla Custard

Scald in the microwave or on the stove top:

3 cups whole milk

Microwave works best as there is no chance of burning the milk.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan combine

1/3 cup flour

2/3 cup sugar
pinch of saltOver medium flame slowly add the scalded milk whisking constantly. Continue to cook over medium heat until mixture begins to slightly thicken. At this point remove from heat and pour about a half cup of this mixture onto

3 slightly beaten extra large egg yolks

whisking constantly. Pour the egg mixture immediately back into the pot, continuing to constantly stir. Cook for an additional minute or two until pudding consistency and remove from the flame.

Stir in

4 tbsp butter

3 tsp vanilla extract

Let the custard cool for 10 or 15 minutes if you want to serve it warm, otherwise keep it chilled in the fridge.

Vanilla Whipped Cream
1 cup whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp sugar

Combine and beat to soft peaks and dollop on top of the vanilla custard.Garnish with toasted coconut and serve

Rum Syrup

Boil for 5 minutes:

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup water

Take off heat and let cool then stir in:

2 ounces  rum

To construct the waffle trifles layer as many waffles per serving as you like; 2 is quite enough for most appetites. Pour rum syrup on the waffles before adding the custard and

sliced ripe bananas
chunks of fresh golden pineapple

Top with a second waffle and garnish with toasted coconut and vanilla whipped cream.


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Barry C. Parsons

Sunday 26th of February 2012

That was a copy and paste error. It has now been corrected.


Saturday 25th of February 2012

The recipe says to spread on top of the cooled coconut cream filling - what is the coconut cream filling? Is this the Vanilla Custard? If so, should there be coconut and how much? Looks good, but want to make sure I don't mess it up!


Friday 24th of February 2012

made the pina colada upside down cake .they we a geat hit for dessert.they we awesome.

Barb Silver

Saturday 5th of November 2011

awesome recipes!!! ty!

Barry C. Parsons

Wednesday 2nd of November 2011

HAHA! I didn't know about that one. I'll have to check it out.

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