Here we are again.
You & I and some blood oranges.
The season is so short, and it’s nearly impossible to get these out of season, I need to enjoy them now. It’s almost embarrassing how I’ve started to hoard them. Whole Foods had a sale this week and I left with three bags. I even bought a new fruit bowl to accommodate my citrus bounty. And if you came over to my house and commented on my large bowl of blood oranges, I may or may not gush over how gorgeous they are and offer to cut one open for you. In which you would probably respond with a slight look of shock and decline my offer and very quickly change the subject.
I made pavlovas as an edible fruit container of sorts. Don’t be intimidated by pavlovas, although they look difficult and impressive, they are actually very simple. As long as you make sure that not a single drop of fat (yolks or residual butter left over in a bowl) come in contact with the egg whites, they really don’t require much skill.
Chocolate Stout Waffle Sundae with Chocolate Stout Fudge Sauce
For The Sauce
- 3 tbs butter
- ½ cup stout
- 2 tbs corn syrup
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
For the Waffles
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1/3cup milk
- 2/3 cup stout
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs, divided
- 1/3 cup sugar
- Ice Cream for serving
- Add the butter, 1/2 cup stout and corn syrup to a sauce pan. Cook over medium high heat until butter has melted and the mixture has just started to boil.
- Turn off heat and stir in 1 cup chocolate chips until completely melted. Allow to cool slightly before using.
- Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturers specifications.
- In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt, stir.
- In a microwave safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and milk. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until melted. Stir in the beer, vegetable oil, vanilla and only the yolks of the two eggs.
- Add the whites to separate bowl, along with the sugar. Whip with a hand mixer until soft peaks form, about 5 minutes.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients, add the chocolate milk mixture and stir until just combined. Gently fold into the egg whites until just incorporated.
- Cook in waffle iron according to manufacturers specifications, using butter flavored cooking spray if indicated.
- Plate waffles, top with desired amount of ice cream, drizzle with chocolate sauce. Serve with a malty stout.
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