It’s still so cold even though it’s now March. Rather than shivering with cold I suggest a better way to warm up. A rich and creamy hot chocolate with Chocolate Dunking Waffles alongside.
On frosty, wind numbing days these Chocolate Dunking Waffles are the perfect way to give your body a warm hug!
Feasting is fun:
Food should be fun. Whether it’s licking the cake bowl out, eating the froth off your cappuccino with a spoon, always having two chocolates from the box (an absolute rule in our home).
So why not make waffles fun?
These Chocolate Dunking Waffles have a deep chocolate flavour and an almost fudgey, brownie like consistency. And they are incredibly more-ish. You don’t have to worry though, as each waffle is cut into four fingers.
Each waffle is drizzled in best quality white chocolate and then, for crunch, sprinkled with chocolate Crispearls. Resulting in a combination that is a taste bud party waiting to happen.
As soon as they are dunked into the hot beverage of your choice, the white chocolate melts a little as the spongy waffle soaks up the hot drink. The first bite is warm and chocolatey, with vanilla flavours and then the crunch of the Crispearls.
Trust me these Chocolate Dunking Waffles are so much more than the sum of their separate parts. So, if you love chocolate, this is one taste sensation you do not want to miss out on.
While I am an advocate of good table manners, however, sometimes it is fun to bend the rules a little – or even throw them right out of the window!!
Chocolate Dunking Waffles do just that. Like toast soldiers are to the perfect boiled egg, these fingers of chocolatey deliciousness are perfect for dipping and dunking into your favourite hot drink.
Also, when timing exactly how long to dunk a biscuit in a cup of tea, before it gets too wet, dunking these waffle fingers adds an extra element of fun to an already awesome combination.
Fairtrade – a fair day’s pay
As it is the start of Fairtrade Fortnight, bringing awareness to the farmers and producers who grow and harvest some of our favourite products, I choose to use Food Thoughts Cocoa in my recipe.
Recipe: Makes 12-14 whole Chocolate Dunking Waffles
175g/7oz Unsalted Butter – melted and set aside to cool – the extra is for greasing the waffle plates
4 Large Free Range Eggs
75ml/3fl oz Whole Milk – semi skimmed may also be used
50g/2oz Light Brown Soft Sugar
1tsp Vanilla Extract – I use Nielsen-Massey
175g/7oz Plain White Flour
50g/2oz Cocoa Powder
2tsp Baking Powder
For the drizzle
200g/7oz White Chocolate
Chocolate vermicelli, sprinkles or Crispearls.
Method: Prepare your waffle maker according to the manufacturers instructions.
For the Andrew James Waffle Maker each plate it brushed with melted butter before switching on to heat up.
Making the waffle batter
- While the butter is cooling crack the eggs into a large bowl. Give them a quick whisk.
- Add the milk, sugar and vanilla extract to the eggs and lightly whisk to combine.
- Once cooled weigh 150g of the melted butter into the egg, milk, sugar, vanilla extract mixture and whisk briefly to combine (wet ingredients).
- Weigh the flour and sift along with the cocoa, baking powder and salt into the bowl containing the wet ingredients.
- Gently mix both the wet and dry ingredients together until just combined – over mixing will lead to tough waffles.
Using the waffle maker
- Place 2 dessert spoons of chocolate waffle batter onto the waffle plates. This is a slightly thinner batter than you may be expecting – that is how it should be.
- Close the lid of the waffle maker and cook for 6 minutes.
- After 6 minutes, using oven gloves to protect your hands, press the button to open the lid of the waffle maker.
- Using a wooden spatula (not metal as it may damage the non stick surface) remove the waffles from the waffle plate and place on a cooling rack or plate.
- Continue as before until all of the waffles have been cooked.
- Place the waffles on a cooling rack or plate to cool completely before decorating.
Decorating the chocolate dunking waffles:
- Break or chop the white chocolate up into small chunks and place in a heat proof, microwaveable bowl.
- Zap for 20 seconds at a time, stirring after each zap.
- When the chocolate has almost completely melted remove the bowl from the microwave and continue to stir. The residual heat will melt the remaining chocolate.
- Layout all of the waffles on a worktop covered in baking parchment.
- Use a teaspoon to drizzle the chocolate over each waffle.
- Immediately sprinkle with your choice of topping.
- Leave to set.
- As soon as the chocolate has set cut each of the Chocolate Dunking Waffles into four fingers.
- Serve with a hot drink and a smile!
Time to get dunking.
What would be your favourite drink to dunk these delicious beauties in?
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While we always make the children a mug of hot chocolate during the midst of summer, when they have spent a rather long time in our rather large paddling pool, it has since become a summer tradition. And these Chocolate Dunking Waffles would be perfect, especially if the hot chocolate has a scoop of ice cream in the top! Since this site has fun in its name, I really hope that you do have fun whilst feasting on these delicious Chocolate Dunking Waffles.
So, whatever you are making, baking and creating in your kitchens, have fun preparing and sharing your feast.
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