Now that the weather finally feels like summer--woohoo!!--you know what I feel like??
Chocolate and Waffles.
Bet you thought I was gonna say ice cream right?
Well, no...not always. :)
I mean, a gal can't always have ice cream for breakfast right?
So, I made it a cake like creation--one of my favorite cakes in fact--Black Forest Waffles.
Have you ever wondered why the cake itself is called Black Forest?
Well, from what I can surmise, it was created as an ode to brandy made from cherries in the Black Forest region of Germany. The original cake recipe itself has layers of chocolate, cherries, and whipped cream.
While mine could have some whipped cream on top...I used maple syrup instead. But as I'm writing this, I'm thinking maple whipped cream could have been a very nice touch. Alas, I'll have to recreate these again.
Good thing I love waffles.
My version used my Birch Benders mix, cacao powder, almond extract, vanilla extract, almond milk, and frozen chopped cherries.
If you've got some fresh cherries, they'd be even better. Next time I get my hands on some...it will just up the flavor quotient even more.
And if you wanted to, you could use a splash of brandy instead of the vanilla extract.....you know, only for the fully authentic flavor of the Black Forest.
I just decided to keep this a G rated event for the blog and well, I happened to be fresh out of brandy...
So, I present to you my own delicious, creative, chocolately, and cherrified version.
Hope you enjoy. Until Thursday......B