If, like us, you consider Valentine’s Day to be more about low key loving than grand PDA’s then you’ll love this recipe from pudding extremists Gü. Quick and easy to make, not only are they delicious but they’re bound to get you some gooey, chocolatey brownie points!
Makes about 10 Waffles
225g plain flour
25g cocoa butter
1 tbsp baking powder
50g caster sugar
Pinch of salt
2 egg yolks
250ml whole milk
125ml vegetable oil, plus a little extra for cooking
3 egg whites
200g dark chocolate, melted, to serve
You will need;
Electric hand mixer
1. To make the batter for the waffles, sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a mixing bowl, then stir in the sugar and salt.
2. Mix the egg yolks in with the milk in a separate bowl, then mix well with the oil and 125ml of water. Make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the liquids, whisking all the time, until you have a smooth batter.
3. Whisk the egg whites with an electric hand mixer in a bowl until they form soft peaks. Use a metal spoon to stir in one third of the whisked egg whites into the batter, the n gently fold in the rest.
4. Preheat the waffle iron. Add a tiny amount of oil to the waffle iron and spoon in large spoonfuls of the batter, close the lid and cook for 1-2 minutes or until just set. Lift out the cooked waffle and keep it warm in the oven heated to a low temperature while you repeat with the remaining batter mixture. Serve the waffles, drizzled or brushed with the melted chocolate.
Or, if you’d rather take the lazy-girls option, you just can’t go wrong with Gü’s Romantic Night In Choc and Vanilla Cheesecakes.