Every time I tell someone that I have a chocolate waffle recipe, they want it. So here you go. I wish I could take credit for this fantastic little idea… but I cannot. The credit goes to Derek Flyn of Food Network. The recipe is found in the March 2012 edition, The Chocolate Issue- a must read… or drool.
Derek’s Chocolate Waffles
3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
3 Tablespoons vegetable shortening
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 Tablespoons sugar
3 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup chocolate syrup plus more for topping
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
confectioner’s sugar, berries
1- Melt the butter and shortening in a small saucepan, stirring to combine; remove from the heat and set aside. Whisk the flour, baking powder, sale and sugar in a large bowl.
2- Whisk the eggs, milk, chocolate syrup and vanilla in a large liquid measuring cup or separate bowl. Whick the egg mixture into the flour mixture until combined. (The batter will be slightly lumpy.) Whisk in the butter mixture until combined.
3- Preheat the oven to 250 agrees if you desire to keep waffles warm after making. Preheat a waffle iron and spray with cooking spray. Ladle some of the batter into the waffle iron to within an inch of the edge (1/3 to 1/2 cup batter, depending on your waffle iron); cook until crisp. Transfer waffles to baking sheet and keep warm in the oven if desired.
4- Place waffle on plate. Top with berries, chocolate syrup and confectioners sugar.
What goes on your favorite waffle?