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Monday, November 9, 2009

Chocolate Waffles

Chocolate Waffles are a fun dessert for a special occasion!  They can be baked a little bit ahead so it is easy to serve in an Assemble-Your-Own fashion.

When Dave's Grandma passed away, I inherited her Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook dated 1953.  The binding is worn, pages have slipped out, paper clips mark pages with favorite recipes, and there are slips of paper tucked in it here and there with hand written notes and recipes that Grandma wanted to save.  What a wonderful item to have handed down!

In this cookbook is a recipe for Dessert Waffles.  We make the chocolate version and add a scoop of ice cream, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream.  MMMmmmm!!!

Chocolate Waffles

1 1/4 C. sifted flour (it calls for cake flour in the book, but I just use regular and have great results)
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
6 T. cocoa
1/2 C. sugar
2 well-beaten whole eggs
3/4 C. light cream
1/4 C. butter, melted
1/4 tsp. vanilla
2 stiff-beaten egg whites

Sift dry ingredients.  Blend whole eggs and cream; stir in.  Add butter.  Fold in egg whites.  Bake on regular waffle iron.   Break into sections, top each section with a scoop of ice cream, chocolate sauce, and whipped cream.

Joy's Notes:   If you don't have cream, canned milk is an acceptable substitute.  I make my own chocolate sauce.  I got the recipe from my sister-in-law Susy... it is so easy and absolutely wonderful!  I'll post that recipe separately.


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