Although we are at the beginning of Paleo February in our house, the next couple of Saturday Morning Breakfast recipes will be from Paleo-Schamleo January. 😉 This particular Saturday we tried a recipe that we clipped from our favorite magazine, Taste of Home.
Once again, I modified the recipe when I began making it. The recipe calls for cake flour. I used my standby substitution of 50% all-purpose flour, 50% whole wheat flour. Our main critique of the recipe is that the waffles weren’t as chocolatey as we were expecting. It might be because I flubbed up a bit when adding the melted chocolate. I didn’t stir it fast enough so the chocolate solidified into little bits as it was added (see below). I added some cocoa powder to compensate and they turned out tasty, just not what we were expecting. Without further ado, the recipe…
Black Forest Waffle Recipe
Reprinted From Here With Our Modifications
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
- 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 2 or 3 heaping spoonfuls of baking cocoa
- 3 tablespoons shortening
- 1-3/4 cups cake flour
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1 cup milk
- Whatever you like to top your waffles with
- In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners’ sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Catch husband licking the wisk. Refrigerate until serving.
- In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, whisk egg yolks and milk until blended. Stir (Quickly!!) into chocolate mixture. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until moistened. Add cocoa powder if it doesn’t seem chocolatey enough for you.
- In a clean bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Fold into batter. Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions until set. Keep the waffles warm in the toaster oven until you are ready to serve.
- Serve with whipped cream and desired topping. Andy choose blueberries, I choose chocolate chips with a side of hot chocolate. 🙂
Our evaluation in the end: Very tasty but not the chocolate wonders that we were expecting, although that may be my fault. All in all, they hit the spot on a snowy Saturday morning.