Chocolate Belgian waffles are a special treat. Not too sweet, but totally decadent!
3 c flour
1/2 c cocoa
1 package dry yeast
3/4 c lukewarm milk
2 sticks very soft butter
1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla
4 oz pearl sugar or coarsely chopped sugar cubes
3/4 c dark chocolate chips
Dissolve yeast in lukewarm milk for a few minutes. After it sits a few minutes I use my mini whisk to blend the mixture better.
Gradually add all the ingredients to the flour, except the pearl sugar. Feel free to use your hands, a pie crust blender or a mixer to do this. Really, I just use my hands and smush.
Cover dough with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled. This takes about 30-45 minutes. Now smush in the sugar and chocolate chips. It is a stiff dough so your hands will get a bit of a work out!
Divide dough into small patties about 3-4 ounces each. (Believe it or not, I still have my weight watcher’s scale from so long ago.) They also can be measured out in an overflowing 1/4 c measuring cup. I weigh one to get an idea of what they should look like, but this makes about 12.
After your waffle iron has preheated, plop each patty in. They take about 90 seconds to bake. Take them out carefully so the sugar doesn’t burn you. But don’t wait to long to eat them. Nothing like a hot waffle.
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