Welcome to the next stop on Magical Blogorail Yellow. Today we are sharing Mother’s Day gift ideas, crafts, and recipes.

Waffles make for the perfect morning comfort food.  Waffles made with beer and topped with berries?  Well, that just makes a perfect comfort food for any time of the day.

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and so is the panic among children, spouses, and loved ones on what exactly one should get that special mother in their life… Flowers? Chocolate? A card? Jewelry?


As a mother, to that I say… Yes, you should get her all of that.

But along with that, maybe consider a special, intimate breakfast to start the day off right? If Mickey Waffles are already on your regular breakfast rotation, then how about a recipe that brings people to their knees at the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival… By which, of course, I mean the famous Belgian Waffles from the Belgium Marketplace.

If you haven’t been lucky enough to have these things, let me just tell you, you’re missing out. These waffles are the things of dreams. The line is always long for a reason.

The runners at the start of the Wine and Dine Half Marathon start talking about eating these by the plateful on the buses on the way to the race for a reason.  They’re just that incredible.

Maybe it’s because they’re aged overnight in the fridge, allowing the flavor to really develop. Maybe it’s because they’re yeast-based, which means they’re light and fluffy. Maybe it’s because the secret ingredient is beer…

Regardless, I promise you if you slide these in front of Mom on her special day, you’ll be bringing a huge smile to her face. When you tell her they’re a recipe straight from Disney World, she’ll be touched and maybe even fondly reminisce about past trips and happy memories. And when you tell her there’s alcohol in it, then she’ll probably rejoice.

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Just think how great her day will get when you give her the flowers, chocolates, and jewelry later on.

PS – I didn’t use fresh berries, I used frozen. In New Hampshire, our fresh fruit is pretty scarce right now. I think you could probably get away with doing the same… Trust me, I’m a mom.

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Belgian Waffles with Berry Compote and Whipped Cream – International Food and Wine Festival

Author: TheDisneyChef.com

Recipe type: Breakfast

Cuisine: American

As is served at Belgium Marketplace, Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, Epcot Belgian Waffles


  • Waffles-

  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspon dry-active yeast
  • 1½ cups water
  • ½ cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons beer
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • Berry Compote –
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon red wine
  • ½ cup apple or orange juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries


  1. Sift flour into a bowl, add sugar and yeast.  Make a well in the center of the mixture and add water, milk, beer, egg, and vanilla.  Stir until dry ingredients are moistened.  Do not overmix!  Add melted butter and stir.  Allow batter to rest overnight in fridge.  Batter will be lumpy.
  2. Take batter out of fridge, allow to sit for 20 minutes.  Ladle onto a hot waffle iron and cook according to directions on waffle iron.  Keep warm.
  3. To make berry compote, combine red wine and cornstarch and allow to dissolve.  Combine fruit juice, sugar, lemon juice in a saucepan and bring to a simmer.  Add red wine, blueberries, and blackberries.  When berries have softened and mixture has thickened, add strawberries and fold in raspberries.  Serve warm over waffles and top with whipped cream.
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