Golden Gingerbread Waffles with Butter Rum Cream Syrup

Golden Gingerbread Waffles
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp roasted ground ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2/cup buttermilk
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup sour cream
1/8 cup molasses
2 tbsp crystallized ginger, finally chopped
Zest from 1 orange

In a medium sized bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
Set aside
In another bowl, whisk together egg, buttermilk, orange juice, sour cream, and molasses. Stir into dry ingredients, until just moistened. Stir in crystallized ginger and orange zest.
Heat waffle iron on low setting. Cook according to manufacturers instructions.

Serve hot, with whipped cream and Butter Rum Cream Syrup

Makes 4-6 servings

Butter Rum Cream Syrup
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup lightly salted European style, butter
1/2 cup light whipping cream
1/2 tsp rum, brandy, or vanilla extracts

In a medium sized saucepan, melt butter.

Add sugar and cream. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in flavoring.

Serve warm. Syrup thickens as it cools.

Makes about 1 3/4 cups

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