“These churro waffles with chorizo gleam with cinnamon sugar. Add a fabulous maple syrup with a touch of smoke, by way of Mezcal, and some ancho chile powder. Trust me. This brunch will not be forgotten.”
It began on a cold and snowy Saturday night. We found ourselves craving dinner and not knowing where to go, or what we desired. Pulling into a recently opened Mexican restaurant that looked pure dive on the outside, we were greeted with a more pleasant inside. After perusing the menu I ordered a chipotle shrimp dish that with the first bite seemed quite good. It was the second bite that bit me. Chipotle heaven but my mouth was in hell. I can usually handle spicy, but this was way beyond that. After scraping off the sauce, everything became a bit more manageable. Our sweet waitress after noticing what was going on asked if I wanted a churro, a sweet cinnamon sugar churro, where upon Manservant said he was really ready to get home. Bye, bye churro.
Later that night one of my favorite bloggers, posted a recipe for churro waffles which triggered something not very deep within, and I began thinking about breakfast. Realizing I had some cooked leftover chorizo in the fridge I decided that churro waffles were meant to be. After all cinnamon sugar is in my blood. As a wee one it was a common item on the “the sick meal” plate. Buttered toast with probably margarine, topped with cinnamon sugar, some Mott’s apple sauce, and a glass of Nestle’s Quik were usually on said plate. What can I say? It must have worked because I’m still here!
After looking at Tieghan’s recipe I decided to make a more grown up waffle, though nothing was wrong with the original. I had chorizo to use up and what a perfect place to put it. This recipe is a basic buttermilk waffle; add a pinch of cinnamon and chorizo and it moves to the intermediate flavor level. Yet, it was the maple syrup with Sombra Mezcal and ancho chile powder that put this glistening, gleaming churro waffle into the sublime category. And as for the mezcal; it isn’t for everyone and usually not for me, but Manservant loves the stuff! Frankly when I taste it, it tastes like drinking a bonfire. However that smoky goodness goes a long way in maple syrup. It doesn’t take much to add heaps of flavor, which was part of my plan. Manservant was grateful that I only used a touch, after all, his bottle is getting low! Good thing Father’s Day’s coming!
Enjoy this waffle for Cinco de Mayo or enjoy it for Mother’s Day. Just enjoy it. I know we sure did!
I just made a new Pinterest board for all of my Mexican inspired creations. Follow along as I add more all the time.
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