Wednesday, August 5, 2009

National Waffle Day: Chocolate Waffles

Today is National Waffle Day, so of course I have a recipe for Chocolate Waffles. The following is from Alton Brown from The Food Network, so you know you can't go wrong. Hope you have a waffle maker.

7 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 1 1/2 cups
1 3/4 ounces sugar, approximately 3 tablespoons
1.5 ounces cocoa powder, approximately 1/2 cup
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 whole eggs, beaten
2 ounces unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
16 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
4 ounces chocolate chips, approximately 3/4 cup
Vegetable spray, for waffle iron

Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.

In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl beat together the eggs and melted butter and vanilla, and then add the buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir in the chocolate chips just until combined. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Ladle the recommended amount of waffle batter onto the center of the iron. Close the iron top and cook until the waffle is crispy on both sides and is easily removed from iron. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.

If the first waffle seems too runny, add more flour to your batter. Personally I would add more chocolate. What a surprise?

How easy is this? You can add strawberries, bananas, nuts, etc, on top--whatever you like with your waffles, or serve these plain.

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