weekend waffles

Waffle S’mores

Saturday June 29th marks National Waffle Iron Day, a joyous occasion which is never far from our hearts or stomachs. These particular waffles, which are topped with a rich mixture of chocolate and marshmallow, then finished off in the broiler, are perhaps a little too decadent for breakfast — but, hey, it’s the weekend: No one’s watching.

 

Screen Shot 2018 06 28 At 11.08.30 AmThe Recipe

2 large eggs 11/2 cups (12 oz/375 ml) whole milk

1/2 cup (4 oz/125 g) unsalted butter, melted, or 1/2 cup (4 oz/125 ml) canola oil

2 tablespoons honey 3/4 cup (4 oz/125 g) all-purpose our 3/4 cup (4 oz/125 g)

whole-wheat our

3 tablespoons rmly packed golden brown sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon granulated sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup (3 oz/90 g) chocolate chips, semisweet, milk, or a combination

2 cups (31/2 oz/105 g) mini marshmallows

 

The Method

Preheat a waffle maker. Preheat the oven to broil, and arrange a rack 6–8 inches (15–20 cm) from the broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, butter, and honey.

In a large bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, then pour in the egg mixture. Whisk until mostly smooth, with just a few lumps.

Ladle the batter into the waffle maker, using 1/2–3/4 cup (4–6 oz/ 125–180 ml) batter per batch. Spread the batter so that it almost reaches the edges of the waffle maker. Cook until the waffles are crisp and browned, 3–4 minutes.

Using a spatula, remove the waffles from the waffle maker. Place the waffles on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. (You can make the waffles to this point up to 4 hours ahead. Cool completely; then stack, wrap tightly, and refrigerate.)

It’s a good idea to do one test waffle to see how quickly your broiler works. Divide the chocolate chips and mini marshmallows among the waffles. (If you used a Belgian waffle maker, you can place the marshmallows and chocolate chips inside the holes in a tic-tac-toe pattern.) Place the baking sheet on the rack and keep the oven door ajar. Watch and broil until the marshmallows are lightly browned, 1–2 minutes. Cut the waffles into quarters and serve right away.

 

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