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Chocolate Brownie Waffles with Blackberry Sauce

Recipe from Breakfast for Dinner: Recipes for Frittata Florentine, Huevos Rancheros, Sunny-Side-Up Burgers, and More! by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

 

Chocolate Brownie Waffles

Photo credit: Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

Authors Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth note:

These chocolaty cakelike waffles come together even quicker than cupcakes. Tangy blackberry sauce and a dollop of whipped cream add the perfect finishing touch.

Cooks&Books&Recipes Featured Cook Amy:

I always love reviewing cookbooks–it’s so exciting to flip through a new cookbook and try to decide what recipe to make first. This month’s cookbook arrival was especially exciting, as it was the gorgeous Breakfast for Dinner, written by food-blogger husband-and-wife team Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth, who I happen to know personally through the Nashville food-blogging network. I’ve been lucky to sample lots of their baked goods + sweets in the past, so I was so excited to read through their cookbook + try out their recipes myself!

After flipping through page-after-page of beautifully photographed recipes, I settled on a decadent, over-the-top sweet treat: Chocolate Brownie Waffles! While I normally prefer savory dishes, my sweet tooth has been out in full force lately, so I decided to treat it to something special. So, how did the waffles turn out? Absolutely delicious! They’re rich, fluffy, + full of awesomely chocolatey flavor. The recipe originally called for them to be served with a sweetened blackberry sauce, but I wanted the chocolate to really be the star of the dish, so I accompanied them simply with whipped cream + fresh strawberries. And it was just perfect–I gobbled these up as a mid-afternoon treat, and then, I confess, I made them again the next day for lunch! Based on the success of this recipe, I have no doubt that the rest of the cookbook will be just as amazing + I look forward to making more of the dishes!

Chocolate Brownie Waffles

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Chocolate Brownie Waffles with Blackberry Sauce

Featured Recipe From: Breakfast for Dinner: Recipes for Frittata Florentine, Huevos Rancheros, Sunny-Side-Up Burgers, and More!


Yield: 4 to 6 waffles

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

For Blackberry Sauce

  • 2 cups (10 ounces) fresh or frozen blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Juice from 1 lemon

For Waffles

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly whipped cream, for topping

Directions:

1. To prepare blackberry sauce, stir together blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice in a small saucepan over medium heat; if using fresh blackberries, add 2 tablespoons water. Bring to a simmer, stirring and crushing berries with the back of a wooden spoon. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved and berries begin to break down. Transfer to a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth. Press through a fine mesh sieve to remove seeds. Sauce can be made a day ahead and refrigerated in an airtight container; warm in a saucepan over low heat prior to serving.

2. For waffles, in a saucepan or a double boiler over low heat, stir butter and chocolate until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Whisk in eggs and vanilla, followed by milk. Stir in flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt until just incorporated.

3. Preheat a Belgian waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions. Drop about 1/2 cup batter onto iron for each waffle (more or less depending on the size of your iron), and cook until outside is crispy. Serve warm, drizzled with blackberry sauce and topped with more blackberries and freshly whipped cream, if desired.

© 2013 Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

Reprinted with permission from Breakfast for Dinner: Recipes for Frittata Florentine, Huevos Rancheros, Sunny-Side-Up Burgers, and More! by Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth (Quirk Books, 2013)

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