Gingerbread Waffles with Maple Syrup and Pear with Honey and Ginger Jam
Happy New Year Dinner Clubbers! 2010 was certainly a delicious year and we thought we ought to see it out in style, starting with this yummy breakfast. It's a perfect idea for a New Year's brunch. The waffle recipe I found at the Kitchn and it's amazing, made even more so by this fantastic topping that arrived in our "Madison" Christmas box.
Quince & Apple Preserves - 'Pear with Honey and Ginger'
Greg and JJ thoughtfully included this lovely jar along with our other Wisconsin goodies. According to the label, Quince and Apple makes preserves in small batches in 'the upper Midwest,' specifically our beloved Madison. The ginger in the preserves complimented the gingerbread waffles perfectly. I poked around a bit online and found out that locally, our own France 44 uses this exact spread on their prosciutto and taleggio sandwiches. Next time I'm there, I'll have to see if they sell it in jars as well. I didn't see any retail locations for the preserves in Portland or Seattle, but Alexandria, VA is listed, and of course, they're all over in Milwaukee...just an FYI for you Dinner Clubbers looking for a treat from home (perhaps to serve at a Rose Bowl viewing party...Go Badgers!).
Happy New Year to all!