When making the compote, be sure to not overcook the fruit. The acidity in fruit is what makes it delicious, but it also disappears quickly under hot conditions. This is why we add the blueberries after the strawberries (because they take much less time to cook). Also, don’t worry if the compote looks thin halfway through cooking. As soon as you add the corn starch it’ll thicken up!
Waffles LOVE to stick to the waffle iron, so be sure to brush the iron with vegetable oil before you make each waffle.
The waffles will rise much better with a little acidity in the mix – this is why I make a quick soy milk “buttermilk” by whisking together the soy milk and the lemon juice. You’ll notice a lovely fluffy texture to the waffles thanks to this ingredient, so don’t skip it!
The recipe makes 3 large, circular waffles, but this may differ depending on the size of your waffle iron. I like to break the waffles into quadrants when serving a bunch of people. Enjoy!