Posts Tagged With: Waffle

Dark Chocolate Waffles with Orange Syrup

I literally woke up over the weekend thinking about chocolate waffles for no apparent reason (and after reading this, you might too tomorrow).  Seriously, I don’t know where this notion came from.  But what to top them with?  Oh, oh I know, I know!!  Pick me!  ORANGE SYRUP.  Again, no idea where this came from but I was pretty excited…and on a serious mission to make my dreams come true.  Should I note that I’ve never had chocolate waffles let alone with orange syrup?  That should further prove how random this was.

I fumbled down the stairs, leaving Branden asleep in the bed, determined to find a starting point.  I stared at my cookbook bookcase (yes, we have an entire bookcase) when I had an epiphany.  The Ghiradelli Cookbook I brought back from San Fran last spring was sure to be promising.  B.I.N.G.O.

I’m not a fan of overly sweet breakfast foods so trust me when I say that neither the waffle nor the syrup were overly sweet.  I mean for one, the waffle has very little sugar in it.  The only significant sweetness is from the dark chocolate chips should you choose to add them (and I suggest you do).  And the syrup only had enough sugar in it to ensure it didn’t come out bitter after being reduced.

These waffles would also be beautiful topped with fresh berries and whipped cream for dessert.  Or breakfast – whatever your fancy.

Enjoy!

Dark Chocolate Waffles (makes 8 waffle squares)

  • 1 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 TBS baking powder
  • 1 TBS granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. whole milk
  • 2 large eggs, separated
  • 2 TBS canola oil
  • 3/4 c. Ghiradelli 60% Cocoa Chocolate Chips

Preheat a waffle iron.

Sift the flour, cocoa, and baking powder into a bowl.  Add the sugar and salt and whisk to thoroughly mix.  In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg yolks, and oil. Add to flour and whisk gently until just conbined.

In a clean, dry bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric beater at medium speed until they form soft peaks.  Fold into the batter and mix in the chocolate chips.

Ladle 1/2 of the batter onto the center of the waffle iron.  Close the top and cook until waffle is crispy on both sides.  Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for cooking time.  Serve immediately with orange syrup (recipe follows).

– Waffle Recipe from The Ghiradelli Chocolate Cookbook

Orange Syrup

  • 1 c. orange juice
  • 1 TBS granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. corn starch

Whisk ingredients together in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.  Simmer until thick enough that it coats the back of a wooden spoon.  Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before topping waffles.

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Breakfast Twist: Bacon Maple Waffles

I’m always up for new breakfast ideas, so when I stumbled upon this recipe that offered combining salty bacon and sweet maple syrup I was intrigued.  These were really yummy and I think I’m going to use them next time as a base for Chicken ‘n Waffles – I just need to master the art of fried chicken first!

Eat these up fresh as Branden informed me that they were awesome the first day and not so awesome the second day.  He said they had a “weird” taste?  I don’t know, but that’s the rumor on the street so eat them while they’re hot and you won’t be disappointed.

Tip: Only use real maple syrup.  Honestly, once you start using real maple syrup, you’ll never want to go back to Mrs. Butterworth EVER again!  Promise!

And a final side note…a Belgian waffle maker is optimal for these waffles, but we only have my parent’s waffle maker that they got when they got married…30 years ago.  It still works (it heats so hot you could fry an egg on the lid!), so I can’t really justify replacing it yet.  When the time comes, I definitely have my eye on a Cuisinart waffle iron/griddle/grill!  Christmas is coming (hint, hint)!

Enjoy!

  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 c. 2% milk
  • 3 TBS maple syrup
  • 2 TBS butter, melted
  • 4 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten

Place flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl; stir with a whisk.  Make a well in the center of mixture.  Combine milk, 3 TBS syrup, butter, bacon, and eggs, stirring with a whisk.  Add milk mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moist.

Preheat a waffle iron.  Coat iron with cooking spray.  Spoon 1/3 c. per waffle (in the case of the old school waffle iron, I did 2/3 cup to cover my iron more evenly).  Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until steaming stops; repeat procedure with remaining batter.  Serve waffles with fresh butter and maple syrup.

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