Red Velvet Waffles

The other morning while enjoying my typical weekend breakfast of egg whites, hashies and bacon, a beautiful picture came through my Twitter feed. An image of absolute heaven – red velvet waffles.  Unfortunately, the image didn’t include a recipe, but I made it my weekend mission to find one.  I also made it my mission to purchase a waffle maker since I didn’t currently own one.

I realized at one point this was really more baking than cooking, but I figured I would give it a whirl. I don’t know why I have such a disdain for baking while I couldn’t be happier when cooking. Maybe it’s because every time I bake I end up with 10 dirty measuring spoons and cups, more flour on my counter top than in the bowl and the finished product never looks nearly as pretty as it should. But I’m just guessing.

The recipe I tried was rather easy and let’s face it – anything using food coloring is automatically fun. Beware of that stuff by the way – it stains EVERYTHING. This is one of the few things I’ve made that required me to buy ingredients I don’t keep stocked in my kitchen. Honestly, I didn’t even know there was such a thing as white balsamic vinegar. Learn something new everyday.

Without further ado – I give you red velvet waffles. Just like the cake but in waffle form. Great for breakfast with maple syrup. Awesome for dessert with ice cream. Or as was my case tonight, a heavenly dinner with a side of strawberries.

Red Velvet Waffles

Serves 6

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups cake flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 tablespoon red food coloring

1 teaspoon  white balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

6 tablespoons melted butter

1 1/2 cups milk

3 eggs, separated

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, sugar, salt, baking powder). While mixing ingredients, begin warming waffle maker.

In a small mixing bowl, combine the egg yolks, food coloring, butter, white balsamic vinegar, vanilla extract and milk. Whisk together.

Add the wet ingredients to the large mixing bowl of dry ingredients and combine well. Beat the remaining egg whites and add to mixing bowl. Mix well.

Add batter to heated waffle maker and cook according to your waffle maker’s manufacturer instructions.

Finish off with your preferred topping: powdered sugar, maple syrup, butter or in my case vanilla ice cream.

Enjoy!

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10 Comments

  1. Posted April 20, 2010 at 3:14 am | Permalink

    You know what would be awesome? I mean, other than mailing a batch of those to Wisconsin? A tripod, so you can take a picture of you actually mixing things up and presenting the final product in a ta-da sort of way.

    And a face full of red velvet and ice cream.

  2. Stacey
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    I was beginning to get a complex because you hadn’t commented yet, “Dan”. How do you know I don’t already own a tripod??

    I’ll be sure to mail you red velvet waffles along with chicken soup. Or you can just come east coast at some point.

    Just do that. It’s easier (for me).

  3. Kristenry
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    DAMN those look good…

  4. JMU Monty
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Did they taste great? Because i will devastate some damn red velvet cake….

  5. Stacey
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    Great doesn’t even begin to describe. I went to bed a happy lady last night just from those waffles alone.

  6. Stacey
    Posted April 20, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    Thank you! And they taste even better. Not that hard to make, really.

  7. Posted April 22, 2010 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    I’m not a huge waffle fan, but they look great. I mostly want you to come over on a sunday and make me egg whites and hashies.

    You love to cook. I love to bake.

    Together. We’re a wellreadhotlittlemongooserestaurant.

    If I won the MegaMillions, we can start looking at real estate.

  8. Stacey
    Posted April 22, 2010 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    #1 You tell me the Sunday and I will come over to make egg whites and hashies. It’s my weekend staple.

    #2 I’m loving this restaurant idea. Let’s discuss more over drinkies.

    #3 Please win the MegaMillions (that doesn’t seem like much to ask). If it’s easier, I can win instead.

  9. Posted April 23, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Helpful Tip:

    L’eggo makes waffles.

    !!!!

    See that? I’m helping you reclaim your life back one breakfast goodie at a time.

    You’re welcome.

  10. Stacey
    Posted April 23, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    But? They don’t make Red Velvet waffles.

    I’ll keep that in mind for lazy days. ;) Thanks.

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