Saturday, November 20, 2010

Dark (Chocolate) Arts Waffles

Because popcorn isn't a meal, I had to feed the children something that resembled brunch before the 11:55 am showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in East Hampton (and then a pre-Thanksgiving marathon at King Kullen). We settled on these waffles:

Dark (Chocolate) Arts Waffles
Makes 4 Belgian waffles

Don't called Child Protective Services on me: To push chocolate waffles into the healthy breakfast category, I offered sliced strawberries as an accompaniment. I used my Cuisinart Belgian waffle maker for these. If your using an iron that makes thinner waffles, adjust baking time downward accordingly.

1/2 cup (about 3 1/2 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/3 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch salt
Confectioners' sugar for dusting

1. Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions. Combine chocolate chips and butter in a microwave-safe bowl and heat until just melted, 30 seconds to 1 1/2 minutes depending on the power of your microwave. Stir until smooth.
2. Whisk together the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and milk in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in the chocolate mixture until smooth. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt until just incorporated.
3. Spray the grids with nonstick cooking spray and spoon the batter into the waffle iron. Cook until firm and baked through, 3 to 5 minutes depending on how hot your iron gets. Dust with confectioners' sugar and serve.

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