Saturday, July 16, 2011

Chocolate Waffles with Whip Cream and Strawberry Coulis


The smell of these waffles cooking is so strong and so haunting, it will make you stop what you are doing and go investigate.  I love making these for the girls for breakfast because they will come sleepy eyed down the stairs, with a big smile on their faces.

Chocolate Waffle Batter
2 eggs 
2 cups milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup Dutch cocoa powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped and melted (chips will work fine)
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and vanilla.  Over a sheet of waxed paper, sift together the flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder and salt.  Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture and whisk until smooth.  Add chocolate and butter and whisk until smooth.

Heat a waffle iron and pour batter in, cook for about 4 minutes.  I took mine from okay to stop the car, with the addition of some fresh whipping cream and a strawberry coulis.  Amazing what you can do with a few cookie cutters, huh!  The heart shape is to send a little love to anyone who needs it.

Strawberry Coulis
1 pint fresh strawberries
1 tbsp. sugar

Pulse strawberries and sugar together in a food processor and pass through a fine sieve.

I just wanted to share this thought with you today.  It's about perspective; taking a minute to enjoy the moment, smells and taste of food.  That is what leaves an imprint on your brain and keeps you inspired and passionate.  We are constantly bombarded by the ideal of perfection; don't compare yourself to that, just revel in every success, there is no such thing as a small one.  Rejoice with every small step you take and keep pushing forward and you can get anywhere you want to be.

Enjoy, 

Gina

16 comments:

  1. What a way to start the day; makes for a really Good day; looks great Gina.
    Rita

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  2. I would be smiling too if greeted with these beauties!

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  3. That does it, Gina...I'm coming over for breakfast! I wish all my blog friends were closer so we could get together to taste each other's concoctions!!

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  4. this just reminds me that I don't have a waffle iron! I have so much kitchen gear it's nuts but I don't own a waffle iron. I must rectify that and soon because this dish looks luscious!

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  5. I could just smell these as I was looking at that delicious photo! We make waffles on the weekend. Looks like we will be trying chocolate ones:) Have a wonderful weekend, Gina:)

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  6. Wow... If I could have that for breakfast, I would be SO happy... This really makes me want to go out & buy a waffle maker... Great post, Gina!

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  7. I loved this recipe Gina! Makes me crave them for breakfast and dessert. They look so yummy. You spoil your girls :)

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  8. Could I have this for dinner? ;-)) Looks heavenly!

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  9. Hi Gina,
    I can only imagine the aroma of your chocolate waffles, yum;-)
    They look gorgeous for breakfast, lucky girls, you're such a good mommy;-)

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  10. Gina, I have been craving chocolate waffles and now I have the perfect recipe; thanks!
    KC

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  11. Chocolate waffles?! Yes, please! I wish I was one of your girls! :)

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  12. Oh, boy...I have a feeling these would be hugely popular at our house!!! Thanks for sharing such a delightful recipe~

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  13. I've never had chocolate waffles before. They look delish!

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  14. Now that is a breakfast! I love chocolate everything :)

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  15. wow
    wow
    wow

    i want my own waffle machine now!

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