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Waffles with Castello® Cream Cheese and Pineapple Salsa

Waffles with Castello® Cream Cheese and Pineapple Salsa

4 servings

Everyone loves a waffle for dessert, brunch, or as an afternoon snack, but these savoury waffles with cheese and pineapple salsa with cucumber and fresh mint are irresistible. The fresh pineapple salsa is put on top of a creamy, soft, and sweet pineapple cheese with chopped almonds, and all of this is balanced on top of a thick, savoury, and crispy waffle.

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For the Topping

For the waffle:

  • 175 g plain flour
  • 75 ml buttermilk
  • 175 ml whole milk
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 g dried yeast or 10g fresh yeast
  • 115 g salted butter, melted and cooled
  • extra butter for frying
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

For the salsa:

  • 100 g pineapples
  • 100 g cucumbers
  • 5 fresh fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • lime juice


1. For the waffles, pour the milk into a mixing bowl and dissolve the yeast in it. Add the eggs and whisk in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Fold in the buttermilk and butter, then cover and leave to rest for 30 minutes.

2. Meanwhile make the salsa, cut pineapple and cucumber into small cubes, chop mint and mix with in a bowl with lime juice and black pepper. Season to taste with a little salt.

3. Now fry the waffles in a little butter in a waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions, until golden brown on both sides.

4. Serve the waffles warm with slices of Castello Pineapple and Almond Cream Cheese Ring and spoon the salsa on top.

Tips & Tricks

Tips & Tricks

This recipe is all about the waffles. First, make sure the iron is hot. If you want crispy waffles, the waffle iron must be hot, so the outer crust becomes crisp immediately.

Sensory hack tip

Sensory hack tip

If you want them fluffier, you can exchange half of the milk with buttermilk. It reacts with the baking soda and makes the waffles rise more and get fluffier.


  • How to make a pineapple salsa?

    In our recipe, we cut pineapple and cucumber into small cubes and mix it with chopped mint, lime juice and black pepper.

  • What goes with pineapple salsa?

    Pineapple salsa is sweet and refreshing and therefore a good accompaniment for many things. In this recipe we use it as topping on waffles together with our cream cheese with pineapple and almond.

  • How long does pineapple salsa last?

    If stored in an airtight container, you can usually keep pineapple salsa in the fridge for about five days.

  • How long to cook waffles?

    A waffle is done when it is golden brown and crisp. Depending on your waffle iron it takes about 2-3 minutes.

  • How do I keep waffles warm?

    If you are making a big batch of waffles and want to keep them warm and crisp to serve them all at the same time, place them in the oven on a cooling rack. This allows air to circulate freely and prevent the waffles from going soggy. Make sure that you do not turn up the heat too much as you do not want the waffles to continue cooking, but just want them to be kept warm

  • Why are my waffles sticking to the waffle iron?

    The most common problem when waffles stick to the waffle iron is the temperature. If the waffle iron is too cold, the batter will stick to it instead of getting crispy and delicious. In some cases, too little butter can also be the problem.

  • Why are my waffles not crunchy?

    There can be several reasons for waffles ending up soggy instead of crunchy. Firstly, if the waffle iron is not hot when you place the batter, the waffle will never get that good, crispy surface we want. Secondly, you do not want to pile the waffles when you take them out of the waffle iron. Waffles in a pile will make each other soggy. Thirdly, you can add a few magic ingredients to the batter, for example, sugar, egg whites, or buttermilk.

  • Can waffle batter be made the night before?

    There is no problem in preparing waffle batter the night before. Just remember to keep it in the refrigerator and mix it well before baking the waffles.

  • Can waffle batter be frozen?

    It is possible to freeze waffle batter for 1-2 months, but note that the texture will change so the batter – and thereby the baked waffles – will not be as fluffy and light anymore.