Chocolate Belgian Waffles

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Yield: eight 7" to 8" round or heart-shaped waffles

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These decadent chocolate waffles are a spinoff of the classic Liège waffle from Belgium. Happily, the Hi-maize not only increases fiber, but also contributes, along with the pearl sugar, to the waffle's crisp exterior.

Chocolate Belgian Waffles

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Yield: eight 7" to 8" round or heart-shaped waffles
Published: 12/20/2011

Ingredients

Starter

Batter

Tips from our bakers

  • Instead of making and serving waffles one by one, make a full batch, and keep them warm in a preheated 200°F oven until you're ready to serve.

Directions

1) Stir together the starter ingredients, and let rest, uncovered, for 15 minutes.

2) Combine the flour, Hi-maize, cocoa, espresso powder, and salt in a separate bowl.

3) When the starter is ready, mix in the eggs, melted butter, and vanilla, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.

4) Add the dry ingredients, chocolate chips, and pearl sugar, mixing to combine.

5) Let the batter rest, covered, for 60 minutes. Preheat the waffle iron to the setting of your choice during the final few minutes of the batter's resting time.

6) Stir down the batter, then scoop a heaping 1/4 cup onto the hot waffle iron. Close the lid and cook until the waffle's done; irons vary, so we can't give a specific time here.

7) Transfer the finished waffle to a ready plate, and serve with whipped cream and chocolate sauce, if desired.

Yield: eight 7" to 8" round or heart-shaped waffles.

Reviews

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  • star rating 03/10/2012
  • jarobo from KAF Community
  • Made these last week in an old, traditional teflon coated waffle maker. Prep'd exactly as written, this recipe was a winner. Definitely fabulous for breakfast as well as a spectacular dessert with ice cream and chocolate syrup. The waffles were slightly flaccid initially. but seemed to crisp up nicely in a few moments. My husband ate the leftovers the next morning (plain and cold!) and said they were great.
  • star rating 02/11/2012
  • Mindy from GA
  • Hi-maize fiber and pearl sugar must be the key to this recipe. Unfortunately, I didn't have these ingredients and my waffles were thick and heavy. I love chocolate, waffles, and yeast so I was looking forward to adding this recipe to my collection for a special treat. Without these ingredients, I felt like it was a waste of good Dutch chocolate.
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