By Chef Ryan Hodros
It might seem counter-intuitive because the name sounds like a complete unitasker, but a waffle-iron is one of the more versatile tools you can add to your kitchen kit. “What can it do besides make waffles?” you might ask. Well if you apply your imagination, it’s more a question of what can’t it do. Are you a fan of hash browns? Because if you shred and drain some potatoes and press them between the plates of your waffle iron (properly lubricated with vegetable oil) you’ll get some of the crispiest and most delicious taters this side of Samwise Gamgee, complete with divots to hold your condiment of choice!
Think it’s impossible to make chocolate cake to order in a restaurant? Mix up some cake batter during your prep time and supply yourself with some cream cheese frosting, and you can make slice of four-layer cake in about 20 minutes! And the crevices of the waffle shape will hold even more icing than your guests are accustomed to!
- 4 oz chocolate (your choice of type, but as a
- crowd-pleaser, I recommend milk chocolate)
- 4 oz unsalted butter
- 3 eggs
- 7 oz sugar
- 1?2 t vanilla
- 1?2 t Salt
- 2 oz coffee
- 6 ox AP Flour
- 1 oz chocolate powder
- 4 oz chocolate chips
- Powdered sugar (optional)
- Press the batter into a cold, oiled waffle iron (there will be extra that you can save in the fridge–these brownies are made to order!).
- Close the iron and turn it on. I can’t give you a time frame of how long it takes to cook because it varies depending on make and model, but the brownies will pull easily away from the iron and set. It usually takes about ten minutes.
- Divide into quarters and enjoy!