Chocolate. Waffles. Oh, yeah! When I first saw these in the recent “Chocolate Issue” of the Food Network Magazine, I thought how perfect they’d be, made up in my cute little heart waffle iron, for Valentine’s breakfast. But then, if I waited, none of you would have the recipe in time. So, I sucked it up and made them this morning. How I sacrifice for this blog. 😉
No more trouble than any waffle, and not overly chocolatey or overly sweet; I’ll be making more of these!
- 6 TBSP butter, melted
- 2 cups flour
- 1 TBSP baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3 TBSP sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup chocolate syrup
- toppings of your choice, such as powdered sugar, chocolate syrup, berries, …..!
Melt the butter and set aside to cool a bit.
Whisk the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder together in a large bowl.
In a smaller bowl or large measuring cup (which I like for the pouring part!), whisk the eggs, milk, vanilla and melted butter together.
Whisk the egg mixture into the flour mixture. The batter will be thick.
Heat a waffle iron, ladle batter in and cook until done. These waffles smell uh-maze-ing while they cook! It’s a bit tricky to see if they’re done or not, since they’re already brown, but they do get a little browner.
Serve up topped however you like. I loved the way the powdered sugar played against the crispy chocolatey waffles. Mmmmmm-yummy!
Michael liked them like he likes any waffle–topped with a bit of butter melting in….but this is way prettier, don’t you think?
AND THEN! I got this idea that the little hearts could be separated, and two of them could be the outside of a cute little ice cream sandwich, with hot fudge and whipped cream.
Oh but these were yummy–the Sweetheart Sundae! I toasted the waffles I made this morning in the toaster for perfect crispy warmness. Yum-yum-yummy!
Have a sweet Valentine’s Day!