Death by Chocolate Waffles


Death by Chocolate Waffles
Author: Adapted from Joy of Cooking
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Serves: 4
Brace yourself! These waffles will blow you out of the clear blue water. 3 important things. 1) Make real whipped cream for these (beat plain heavy whipping cream until it is thick and luscious, stop before it begins to separate) 2) Use real maple syrup. 3) Don’t share with neighbors, they’ll be over every morning! Makes about 8 waffles but you may want to double it, they freeze well and you’ll wish you had made 100 more.
  • 1 1⁄2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 1⁄3 cups sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted if lumpy
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3⁄4 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 habanero pepper, finely diced + oil for sauteeing
  1. Preheat a waffle iron. Sift the flour and cocoa powder if lumpy. Whisk together in a large bowl the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Sautee the habanero in oil. Set aside. Whisk the eggs in a medium bowl until frothy. Then whisk in the milk, oil, vanilla extract and reserved habanero. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients with a whisk, just until combined. Don’t overmix! My oh my. Scoop them into your favorite waffle iron and cook for around four minutes. Carefully take them out and place on a serving plate. (Tongs + a fish flipper works great for removing waffles and they’re also handy for keeping the kids fingers out of the batter)