Start your morning off right with these delicious chocolate Belgian waffles topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
If you have been following on Instagram, you may have noticed my contributor Rachel recently attended a press trip on behalf of American Heritage Chocolate and Historic Philadelphia. During the trip she was able to experience the history of Philadelphia. The itinerary included a visit to Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and also the Betsy Ross house. At the Betsy Ross house she was able to witness a chocolate making demonstration presented by American Heritage Chocolate.
You may wonder how chocolate has anything to do with history. In colonial times, individuals like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington would enjoy a cup of chocolate. Not hot chocolate, but melted chocolate. The chocolate was a bit different than what we are used it, it contains 63% cacao and is made with a blend of spices. The spices included cinnamon, nutmeg, chili pepper, orange, anise, and vanilla.
To preserve chocolate’s place in American history, American Heritage Chocolate is producing an authentic historic line of products developed from recipes from the 1750s. The chocolate is available to purchase online and at landmarks nationwide including the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia.
Inspired by my children’s love for waffles, yesterday I made Chocolate Belgian Waffles using American Heritage Chocolate and topped them with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.
Chocolate Belgian Waffles:
What you’ll need:
- baking powder
- unsalted butter
- toppings – strawberries, whipped cream, grated chocolate and/or chocolate chips
How to make Chocolate Belgian Waffles:
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp cocoa
- 1 cup milk
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cups unsalted butter melted
- Toppings: strawberries whipped cream, grated chocolate
- Preheat waffle maker.
- In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cocoa.
- Stir in milk, eggs and butter, mix until there are no large clumps
- Let set for 5 minutes.
- Spray preheated waffle maker with non-stick cooking spray. Pour waffle mixture onto hot waffle iron.
- Cook until golden brown.
- Top with whipped cream, strawberries, and grated chocolate.
The kids were raving about these chocolate Belgian waffles and look forward to having them again.
*This post is brought to you in sponsorship by American Heritage Chocolate.