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Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Valentine’s day is right around the corner and what could be more romantic than waking up and being served breakfast in bed.  Not just any breakfast, but chocolate waffles!  We re-worked last years recipe and made these waffles a little lighter.  You can serve these waffles with strawberries or raspberries or you can make a strawberry or raspberry syrup.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup good cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup of black coffee
  • 1 cup buttermilk (room temperature)
  • 2 eggs (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Directions:

Preheat the waffle iron per manufactures instructions.  Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl.  In another bowl combine the buttermilk, eggs, coffee canola oil and vanilla.  Add the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients mixing  until combined (small lumps in the batter is fine).   Spray the waffle iron with non-stick spray to avoid the waffles from sticking to the griddle.  Ladle batter onto the griddle and cook per manufacture’s instructions until done.  Remove and serve with sliced strawberries or raspberries and syrup.  Hint:  If you are making numerous waffles place the cooked waffle in a preheated 200 degree oven on the oven rack and continue making additional waffles.  The warm oven will hold the waffles for 30-45 minutes.

Guys, if this sounds like too much work, then pick up the phone and make a reservation for you and your valentine at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast.  Ladies, if you don’t think your guy is into cooking just forward this blog post to him and he might get the hint .  This is our signature dish for February so don’t worry if you can’t be here on Valentine’s Day, we serve it all month long.  We don’t serve breakfast in bed but we will make this a memorable stay.

Happy Valentine’s Day to all from Kathy and Mike at The Carriage House Inn Bed and Breakfast in historic Lynchburg Virginia!