Chocolate Waffles with Lorraine's Wickedly Good Hot Fudge Sauce

Remember this virtuous breakfast?

Well today's dish will not be winning any awards for health or nutrition.
But we had Gracie Girl over for dessert today, er, I mean Brunch.

Come on. When you're this cute, you've gotta eat chocolate.

Chocolate Waffles
adapted from the food network

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 whole eggs, beaten
4 T unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
16 ounces buttermilk, room temperature
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Vegetable spray, for waffle iron

Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.

In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. In another bowl beat together the eggs, melted butter and vanilla, and then add the buttermilk. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir in the chocolate chips just until combined. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Ladle the recommended amount of waffle batter onto the center of the iron. Close the iron top and cook until the waffle is crispy on both sides and is easily removed from iron. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree F oven until ready to serve.

Serve with fresh fruit (loads of it, it will help you justify chocolate chips and hot fudge for breakfast), whipped cream or ice cream (we used fat free frozen yogurt...see how healthy we are), and a drizzle of Lorraine's hot fudge.

Hot Fudge

½ cup butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 can evaporated milk
1 t. vanilla

Melt butter. Add sugar, chips and milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil for 8 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add vanilla.

I've tried several hot fudge recipes, and this is always my favorite. Fabulous on a brownie sundae with vanilla ice cream. Thanks Bush's!


Heather said...

Ohhh... that is so cute of Gracie! Anybody who is thinking about making these..... Eat with caution! Extremely addicting. Wanted to eat 10 waffles, but stopped at 2 since I know better. (took a LOT of self control though)

Thanks for brunch. It's always a good time :)

Jacqui said...

Chocolate for breakfast? Sinful. Love it.