Hello! We're back and after a few days of jet lag and the worst cold and crazy party planning for my littlest's 5th birthday party at the weekend, today I made the yummiest chocolate brownie creation - in my waffle iron!
It made me giggle last week when I read an article somewhere about epic pinterest fails - and one of them being the chocolate cakes (or was it cookies?) in the waffle iron. But why should that stop me having a go?
I made an easy peasy chocolate batter, quite thick and it sets up quickly. I thought I might have to grease the waffle iron but the high butter content meant that I didn't need to after all. The cooking time was a best guess each time (generally around 3 minutes) but whereas a waffle would crisp up quickly, these chocolate brownies stayed quite soft and springy to the touch. They were a little difficult to get out of the waffle iron as they tended to break up so I found myself using a couple of spatulas to help prise them out quickly and on to a waiting plate.
I had four sets of eyes watching every waffle removed. And do you know how hard it is to photograph a plate of brownie waffles with ice cream and strawberries with four little bodies pressed around you waiting for you to finish? (cue: lack of photos of this one!)
The boys declared these brownie waffles a complete hit. Especially with the added ice cream and strawberries. They're best served just cooked and warm, although a few hours later they're still very tasty if a little crumbly in texture.
I love waffles. And I love my waffle iron. And I love it even more now I know it can make so many more tasty creations :)
Chocolate Brownie Waffles Makes 8 (adapted from Chocolate, Chocolate and More)
- 170G BUTTER
- 50G CHOCOLATE CHIPS
- 1 LARGE EGG
- 75G SUGAR
- 2 TBSP MILK
- ½ TSP VANILLA EXTRACT
- 110G PLAIN FLOUR
- ½ TSP BAKING SODA
- ½ TSP SALT
- Melt the butter and chocolate chips in the microwave (around a minute), mix and then set to one side
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, sugar, milk and vanilla extract
- Add the egg mixture to the chocolate butter mixture and stir thoroughly to combine
- In another bowl, mix togeher the flour, baking soda and salt
- Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture and stir to combine
- Heat the waffle iron
- Drop mixture into the waffle iron (I used a quarter cup of mixture) and then cook for around 3 minutes - less time and they're more spongey and springy to the touch, but more difficult to remove in one piece; longer and they're cripsier and slightly easier to remove)
- Enjoy warm with your topping of choice - I can recommend vanilla ice cream and strawberries :)