I know you are probably not in the mood for more indulgent treats after all the eating and drinking at Christmas and New Year but it is still winter time and more than ever, we need some comforting food… So, next time you feel down because it’s dark and cold, you might like to warm yourself up with this amazing dark chocolate, Mexican style and some waffles…
Source: Fast and Easy cooking for the hot chocolate and Espace Recettes for the waffles
300g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
Hot Chocolate (serves 4)
80g dark chocolate
1/2 tsp instant coffee (optional)
50g sugar (I don’t put any because my chocolate is quite sweet)
Cinnamon and Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
- Put all the waffle batter ingredients in the TM bowl and mix 1 min/speed 10. Tip out into a bowl, cover with cling film and leave to rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour (I didn’t and the waffles were still perfectly good). To cook the waffles, refer to the instructions with your waffle maker. Dust with icing sugar when they’re done or serve with jam, chocolate spread or Maple syrup…
- Clean and dry the TM bowl. Place the chocolate in it (cut into chunks) and mix 10 sec/speed 6 to blitz it into a coarse powder. You don’t need to do this if you use chocolate chips.
- Place the butterfly whisk into the bowl and add the other ingredients except the spices. Heat 8 min/90C/speed 2.
- Add the spices to taste and serve.