Saturday, February 28

Belgian Chocolate Waffles

Perfect for brunches, weekend wonders, or holiday morning breakfasts. These waffles are easy to make, pretty to look at, and fantastic to eat. Try baking up a batch for fun and these may just become your go to favorite.

Full time 20-30 minutes
Serves 4-6

The needs-

For waffles:
2 eggs, separated yolks from whites
2 cups milk
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup unsweetened coco powder
1/4 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

For serving:
Fresh strawberries
Whipped cream
Chocolate sauce

The know-

In a large mixing bowl combine all ingredients for waffle base except egg whites, whisking to ensure fully blended.

Blend in egg whites only to fully incorporate.

Allow batter to rest 5 minutes before cooking.

On a preheated waffle iron, pour approximately 1/2 cup (based on your iron size) batter and allow to cook 5 minutes.

Carefully check for doneness, allowing to cook 3 minutes more if needed.

Remove from iron and place in a preheated low oven to keep warm, repeat until all batter has been used.

For serving you will want to slice your strawberries 2 ways. The first will be a fan cut, this is done by slicing thin slices 3/4 of the way into each strawberry length wise. Cut one for each waffle or for the top of each stack is serving more than one at a time.

The second is a disc cut, slice thin rounds creating 3-4 discs per waffle of stack.

Okay time to create the eye popping presentation.

Place one waffle or a stack of waffles on a plate.

Drizzle across chocolate sauce, drizzle lovingly.

Place strawberry discs in center of waffle.

Pipe whipped cream onto the strawberry discs.

Top with a fanned strawberry and serve immediately.