Hot Chocolate & Melty Marshmallow Waffles

Want to do something good this weekend?  So do I.

So, let’s make a pact, eh?  Let’s you and I put a fresh batch of chocolate waffles into the griddle.  Then, let’s do something incredible with ourselves.

I’m going to give you some inspiration, from a source that has recently prompted me to get myself busy doing good.

I have this friend, Ruth Williams.  Our husband’s have the same job and we get to meet up with each other at a yearly workshop.  I’m always glad when I get to meet up with Ruth because she’s blonde and gorgeous, with lipstick that never fades, and an English accent to boot.  She’s real and warm and totally fantastic.  You’d love her.

So, five years ago, Ruth read a story about the work Somaly Mam is doing to save young girls from the Cambodian sex trade.  “I don’t normally like to read that sort of thing, it’s too difficult,” she said, “but something about the five year old girl in this story just struck me.” She wrote Somaly, wondering if there was something small she could do to help.  When she recieved a reply, Ruth was surprised.  She hadn’t actually expected a reply.  Somaly invited her to send a small gift to little Srey Mach, the child she’d read about in the article.  She’s still sending small gifts and letters to Srey Mach today, and has pulled together a group of women who have adopted other girls in similar situations.  “These girls that are saved from slavery, they don’t have mother’s.  These little monthly packages are a way for the girls to feel a mother’s love,” says my Ruth friend.

You can read more about Ruth here.  Her email is included in the article, if you so desire to learn more about the fundraising she’s doing for one of the Cambodian centers for victims of sex trade kidnapping and abuse. Contact her. Don’t be shy. Email her the heck away.  That would be a really, really good thing to do this weekend.

Of course, your heart may move you in a different direction.  Perhaps you’ll have another twinkle of inspiration, an opportunity to make good happen somewhere else, for someone else.  Whatever it is.  Do it. 

And, happy weekend, dearests. It’s gonna be a good one. 

  

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Hot Chocolate Waffles with Vanilla Bean Creme Syrup

Ingredients:

FOR THE HOT CHOCOLATE WAFFLES:
3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
3/4 cup oat flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tablespoons sugar
2 eggs
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt
1- 1 1/2 cups milk

FOR THE VANILLA BEAN CREME SYRUP:
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup half-and-half
2 cups sugar
seeds scraped from 1/2 vanilla pod (or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract)

FOR THE TOPPINGS:
1 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
1/2 cup jumbo chocolate chips

Directions:

FOR THE HOT CHOCOLATE WAFFLES:
In a large bowl, beat together all ingredients for the waffles until smooth. Add enough milk to make the batter fairly thin, but not super runny. It shouldn't be thick and bloppy. Spoon into a hot waffle iron & bake according to mannufacturer instructions.

FOR THE VANILLA BEAN CREME SYRUP:
In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients. Heat over medium high heat, stirring constantly until steaming hot. Spoon over fresh waffles, topped with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. The syrup should be hot enough to melt the marshmallows & chocolate chips, so shy away from having it pretty danged steamy.

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15 Responses to “Hot Chocolate & Melty Marshmallow Waffles”

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    Katrina on March 4, 2011 at 8:42 pm Reply

    These look beyond tasty. Chocolate waffles sound so freaking good! Oh my.

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    FatKid FoodBlog on March 4, 2011 at 9:42 pm Reply

    This looks down right AMAZING

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    marla on March 5, 2011 at 6:38 am Reply

    Brooke thanks for bringing that important info our way along with these beautiful waffles. Hope your weekend is grand :)

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    Angie on March 5, 2011 at 7:38 am Reply

    I have a good friend and dear neighbor who just got back from doing missionary work rehabbing girls of sex slave trade in South Asia, but I think she was in Thailand. She hasn’t been back in the states for too long, I missed her so much when she was away! Now the church has like a camp here in south Orlando for girls they’re bringing into the states for a fresh start. I haven’t been to volunteer because I wasn’t sure about taking my son (if it’d be appropriate), and she said they have so much food donations, she even brings me overflow. You inspired me to kinda push her into what I can do to help though, thanks for the great recipe too!

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    Joanne on March 5, 2011 at 1:12 pm Reply

    I love it when I leave a blog post and feel both hungry and inspired to do some good in the world. Today you have provided me with both. Thank you.

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    Debby on March 6, 2011 at 5:59 pm Reply

    Have you been to Yobel Market in Old Colorado City? Your post makes me think of all the good they are doing – http://www.yobelmarket.com/

    We tried the waffles this morning – absolutely amazing! The syrup is to die for! You made goodness happen in our bellies this morning – thank you! :)

    • Brooke replied: — March 7th, 2011 @ 12:58 am

      I never have! But, believe you me, I’m gonna make a visit happen ASAP. Sounds wondrous!

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    Cupcake Activist on March 6, 2011 at 11:41 pm Reply

    I would love to eat waffles like that. My husband wouldn’t let me pass that off as a meal though. Either way, I have to make those waffles!

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    Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. on March 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm Reply

    Chocolate waffles, now this looks AMAZING! I’ve never seen such a concoction before, but I am so glad I have now! YUM!

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    Florrie Nuttall on March 8, 2011 at 8:48 pm Reply

    Oh no you didn’t….This recipe looks positively SINFUL!! Odds are, tomorrow I’ll be ditching my protein shake diet for these little lovelies!!! I can’t wait!

    • Brooke replied: — March 8th, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

      Flo! You best be ditching that protein shake. Marshmallows have some redeeming nutritional value, right?

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    Daniel Shumski on March 29, 2011 at 5:17 pm Reply

    Gorgeous. Remind me a bit of s’morffles:

    http://www.waffleizer.com/waffleizer/2010/01/recipe-smoreffles.html

    … only, you know, normal people could/should actually make yours!

    • Brooke replied: — March 29th, 2011 @ 11:14 pm

      No way! Awesome people should always make The Waffleizer’s version. Always my fave!

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    Jess on February 17, 2013 at 10:33 am Reply

    This was an absolute epic fail.

    With the directed amounts of milk, the batter was thicker than uncooked brownie batter. After adding copious amounts of milk, and the batter was thin enough to pour into the waffle iron, it burned but wasn’t cooked in the middle.

    It was not sweet enough to eat without the sauce, and left a funky after taste in our mouths.

    The kids and I were all disappointed.

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