Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Chocolate Waffles

For breakfast? Sure why not! Of course you could make them as a dessert, but if you could wake up to a delicious plate of chocolate waffles topped with fresh whipped cream and drizzled with strawberry syrup, wouldn't that give you an incentive to jump right out of bed? It would for me.

Anyway, this is the first of many recipes I want to prepare from the chocolate cookbook, "CHOCOLAT" that I wrote about in my previous post. If you'll notice, Gloria Chadwick's Strawberry Blossoms are peeking out at the upper right-hand corner of the picture. If you would like to see how to make these wonderful little bite-size bits of pleasure, check out my Mexican Food blog. It turned out to be a lovely combination. I'm trying to hurry in writing this post because my waffles are waiting for me. Hope you try the recipe. It's yummy.

Chocolate Waffles

1/2 cup butter
1 vanilla bean
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups milk
powdered sugar
whipped cream
fresh strawberries
strawberry syrup

Melt the butter over low heat and leave to cool. Cut the vanila bean in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds with the point of a knife.

Beat the sugar and eggs together in a bowl. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cocoa. Gradually beat in the milk until you have a fairly liquid batter. Finally, add the melted butter and vanilla seeds.

Cook the waffles in a waffle maker and serve them while still warm. Sift some powdered sugar over the top.

Offer whipped cream, fresh strawberries and strawberry syrup to complement the waffles. Enjoy.


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Never made the waffle with cocoa pwd and vanilla bean should make a great variation...

Reeni♥ said...

Those look divine!!!! What a sweet treat!

Claudia said...

A waffle with cocoa! Why not! My kids would think they were in heaven! What a sweet morning wake-me-up.

5 Star Foodie said...

Wow, the chocolate waffles sound scrumptious! Great recipe!

Debinhawaii said...

Breakfast or dessert--I would be happy! I will have to check out the book. ;-)

ARUNA said...

never made a waffle.......but this looks so gorgeous!!!!

Sophie said...

Delicious! I would definitely love to try these for breakfast! They would make a great Valentine's Day treat, too.

sunshinecookie said...

Hi Teresa,
I saw you on Dibs' blog and I must say these waffles sure look good!
I am SO bookmarking your blog. By the way, thanks for the lovely recipe! :)


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