Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Chocolate Waffles


Probably my favorite breakfast food. Slathered in butter, served hot from the waffle iron. I don't use syrup as I find it far too sweet. I don't like syrup on my pancakes or French toast either. Just butter for me.

I have a good friend, Lori, who sometimes invites us over for breakfast, for waffles. She has the perfect recipe for the waffle batter. The other day, we went over to Lori's for dinner and she made a special treat for dessert, Chocolate Waffles.

I had previously given her the recipe and she tried them out on us. And they were absolutely delicious. They had an excellent chocolate flavor without being overly sweet. The consistency was thicker than a waffle but not as thick as a brownie. We had some vanilla ice cream atop them which was a good combination. The waffles would certainly make a good base for a sundae. It is another great use for a waffle iron.

So, I want to provide the recipe for those chocolate waffles, to let you make this delicious treat.


1/2 cup melted butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 extra large eggs, well beaten
1 tablespoon water
1 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup chopped walnuts

Mix the melted butter and cocoa together. Then stir in the sugar, eggs and water. Add the flour and salt and mix well. Finally, add the walnuts.

Preheat the waffle iron to a medium setting. Drop a teaspoon of batter into each section of the waffle iron. Close the lid and cook for about 1 1/2 minutes. The waffles are done if they do not stick to the top of the waffle iron. Let cool for a short time and then enjoy. Feel free to top the waffle with ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream or anything else you desire.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen waffles.

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