This is a great recipe to pull out for Conference weekend. It is another Best Bites favorite. They are also good with Mom's homemade syrup. ~BarbaraJo
Double Chocolate Waffles with Berry Sauce
2/3 C flour
1/3 C corn starch
1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/8 t cinnamon
6 T granulated sugar
1 C milk
1/3 C vegetable oil
1 1/2 t vanilla
1/2 C mini chocolate chips
Berry Sauce & Topping
3 C berries*, diced if large
1/4 C raspberry jam (you could use strawberry if you prefer)
2 T hot tap water
optional: powdered sugar to taste
Sweetened whipped cream
cocoa powder for dusting
*You'll need about 3 cups of berries and you can use any combo you like. Since I'd have to sell my first born to pay for fresh raspberries and blackberries right now I decided to use a combo of fresh and frozen. I used 1 C of fresh strawberries and then 2 C of a frozen mix of blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries (thawed in the fridge before use). It worked great. If you need to, you can definitely use all frozen as well.
Start by making the berry sauce since it can sit while you make the waffle batter. Combine jam and warm water and whisk until combined. Add in the berries and gently stir until combined. Gently smash with a fork to break up larger berries an leave as chunky as you like. Depending on the sweetness of the berries, you can add a little powdered sugar if you'd like. I don't add any; I think the jam adds plenty and I prefer it on the tart side to balance the sweetness of the waffles. However my husband likes it sweeter, so go with what you like! You might want to try the sauce on the waffles first and then just sprinkle powdered sugar on top if you'd like it sweeter.
Set berry sauce aside and make waffle batter.
Preheat a waffle iron.
Combine flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Use a whisk to combine.
In a separate bowl whisk together sugar, milk, oil, egg, and vanilla. Whisk for a minute so it gets a little frothy.
Slowly add the wet ingredients into the dry a little at a time, whisking to combine. Just stir until they're combined and don't over-mix. Stir in the chocolate chips. This is a pretty thin batter, so don't be expecting something that looks like a pancake batter. It's supposed to be thin.
Lightly butter waffle iron. I have one with non-stick finish and I actually don't grease mine at all. You may not need to. Place batter in and cook according to your iron.