Posted by: Anja | February 22, 2011

Chocolate Chip Waffles

I know that my main focus recently has been pancakes, crêpes and waffles – basically everything that I can make in the morning and that gives me the feeling that I have done something special. That’s not on purpose, I just do not have time to do something in the evening, but only have a couple of hours in the mornings max. Isn’t that sad?

Being a grad student has its ups – there are so many great people around me that are really fun to hang out with, I get to go to places that I have never been before and I have a lot of fun when I actually have free time – but it definitely has its downs as well. So much work and you actually have to plan your free time in order to have some. It’s like being a string that is constantly pulled – you have to take care that you don’t rip apart. One way of relaxation for me: Baking!

Chocolate Chip Waffles
idea adapted from Annie’s Eats

3 eggs
60g sugar
60g butter
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
210g flour
1 3/4 teaspoon of baking powder
pinch of salt
360ml of milk
50-100g of chocolate chips

First step: Over low heat, melt the butter in a small pot. Set aside. Separate the eggs, you’ll only need two egg yolks, so discard the third one. Combine the yolks, butter, sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl.

Second step: Preheat your waffle iron to medium-high heat. In a second bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry mixture to the egg mixture together with the milk and whisk to combine everything smoothly. Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Spoon them into the batter very carefully so that the batter becomes really light and fluffy. Add the chocolate chips.

Third step: Oil your waffle iron and then add 2-3 ladles of the batter to make one waffle. Leave in the waffle iron for about five minutes or until a golden brown. Eat immediately, they are so good with maple syrup! It’s also possible to heat them up in the toaster the next day.

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