Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chocolate Waffle Sundaes

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...The Silver Fox had a snack attack last night and, unfortunately, the cupboard and freezer were bare of things that would satisfy his craving. Although I bake a lot, I rarely keep desserts or sweets in the house. Once we've tasted them, they are sent down the hill to be sampled by teenagers who live below us. The boys function as human pacmen and they are my official taste testers. I can't tell you how glad I am to have them so close by. You could roll me down the hill if everything that I baked remained in my kitchen. Discipline is not my strong suit and I pack on pounds quite easily. At any rate, I wanted to throw together something that was tasty but easy to prepare, so, I fell back on an old favorite of ours, chocolate waffles. I have five recipes for this type of waffle, but I am only going to feature two of them tonight.  The first is a lovely, just barely sweet, creation by Gale Gand that comes from her book Gale Gand's Brunch. The second is sweeter and more chocolaty waffle that comes from the Hershey test kitchen. You get to pick the one that tickles your taste buds. My plan was to make ice cream sundaes with a chocolate waffle base. I had just enough ice cream to top each waffle with a scoop that I planned to perk up with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. I served them while the waffles were still warm and they were a really nice treat. These are both wonderful recipes and I think you enjoy the waffles they produce. Here are the recipes.

Gale Gand's Chocolate Waffles...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of  Gale Gand's Brunch

2 large egg yolks
1-1/2 cups whole milk
2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 large egg whites
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
Vanilla ice cream
Chocolate or hot fudge sauce

1) Heat your waffle iron.
2) In a medium bowl, combine egg yolks, milk, baking powder, flour, cocoa powder and melted butter. Mix until almost smooth.
3) With a whisk or a mixer with a whisk attachment, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form. Add brown sugar to egg whites and continue whipping until stiff.
4) Fold whipped egg whites into batter.
5) Bake in waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. Carefully remove waffle from iron. Yield: 3 to 4 waffles.

Hershey's Chocolate Waffles


1/2 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Vanilla ice cream
Chocolate or hot fudge sauce

1) Stir cocoa and butter in bowl until smooth; stir in sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to cocoa mixture. Stir in nuts, if desired.
2) Bake in waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. Carefully remove waffle from iron. Serve warm with ice cream and chocolate or hot fudge sauce. Yield: 4 large waffles.

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Katarina said...

This is a delicious treat and to eat the waffles warm with some ice cream is so yummy!

Barbara F. said...

Mary Mary Mary, chocolate waffles......seriously? I may not be able to sleep tonight, I'll be thinking about these waffles! xo

Ginny Hartzler said...

I choose the second one because it is easier and I don't have to whip the egg whites, which adds another step. I CANNOT WAIT!!

Angie's Recipes said...

o boy..this is decadent and delicious! I would love one extra large portion for the breakfast!

Unknown said...

Now I have to make a decision! These both sound wonderful, well maybe I"ll just HAVE to try each one to see which one I like. Oh, in that case, maybe you need to post the other three! :) thanks, Mary

José Manuel said...

Una delicia de postre

Priya Suresh said...

Mindblowing and seriously attractive..Well done.

Lenia said...

This is a temptation I could not resist!!!Blessings,dear Mary!

Ana Regalado said...

This is such a delicious treat !

Vicki Bensinger said...

This is like having dessert for breakfast -my kind of meal. That's how I ate as a child but never tried chocolate waffles with ice cream on top. This looks wonderful. Bot recipes look similar but im guessing Gale Gands is fluffier with the addition of egg whites. I look forward to trying these.

Kim said...

You know what???? For me, the testers are my co-worker, si glad I have them!!!! These waffles looks really good, but I think I prefer the first version!

Tanna said...

I want to live down the hill from you for just a week or two out of the year (otherwise I would have to be rolled down the hill!!). ;) Lucky boys... and they probably don't even gain an ounce. LOL.

The Silver Fox is one lucky man to have a wife who can whip up a Chocolate Waffle Sundae when the cupboard is bare of sweets!! These look perfect! blessings ~ tanna

Rachana said...

Waffles with ice is such a lovely treat! Yum!

Barbara said...

The Silver Fox reminds me of my father, who always kept a large chocolate bar in the fridge and would break off on piece each night for dessert. Just one. And he weighed himself every single morning. Such control! His daughter is nothing like that. :)
Chocolate waffles would be fun for the grandkids, Mary.

Unknown said...

What a great little treat! I've had chocolate pancakes before, but never waffles... will have to these this weekend!

Susan Lindquist said...

Had to laugh, as I too lack pack the pounds on easily ... so much of what I bake goes out the door ... one serving and it has to go or ... ha!

Your waffle sundae looks awesome ... and I think I would like the less sweet version ... and a little more hot fudge sauce! It's always a trade-off somewhere, right?

Ellen B Cookery said...

Oh, those lucky boys that live down the hill! Another delicious dessert! Lovely!

Suzie said...

I would go for the 1st recipe. I just ordered an ice cream maker and it should arrive today. Can't wait to play around with it :)

Akila said...

drooling here....

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Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

Saving these... Nieces and nephews just confirmed we get them for 4th of July!!!

Will be breakfast one day (they love me)


Sue/the view from great island said...

My daughter would love these waffles for breakfast. I know what you mean about the sweets, as much as I cook, I never keep them around, so when we occasionally do get a craving for something, the cupboard is bare!

Blond Duck said...

Waffles as dessert? Awesome!

Dining Alone said...

what a great idea! we love waffle cones in our house so this would be perfect.

Tricia @ saving room for dessert said...

Chocolate waffles is new on me! How lovely. I understand how important it is for a good baker to have great taste testers! Last year I made a pie a week and I would be 300 pounds if not for my son and his fireman friends :)

Mollie Clemons said...

Yummy waffles! I think this is perfect this coming weekend. Kids love it. Now i can use my waffle machine that i store in my base pull out double shelf.

Joanne said...

What a fun idea for an out-of-the-box dessert! My boyfriend would LOVE those waffles for breakfast!

Veronica Miller said...

What a nice dessert waffle! I've never had chocolate waffles but they look good, especially with ice cream on top! :)

My Unfinished Life said...


Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

Gosh! This is so heavenly & inviting! Love theses chocolate waffles sundaes anytime of the day with extra chocolate sauce too! YUM! Have a lovely day, Mary! :)

avagabondmom said...

looks really pretty! I've been meaning to buy myself a waffle maker. and i'd love to try your recipe!

Jane said...

This sounds like a perfect snack. I love waffles! Have a great day!

Jo-Lyn said...

Nom Nom Nom

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