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.
1/2 cup butter
1 vanilla bean
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups milk
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.