Saturday, February 11, 2012

Red Velvet Waffles with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Sauce

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With Valentine's day just around the corner, I've been busy in the kitchen creating some fun love day eats. The kids aren't as excited about Valentine's day as other holidays, so I try to make things fun, by making some fun treats and themed foods, for them to eat. Waffles are always a hit in this house, so I thought red waffles would be a fun way to get the kids into the "love Day" mood. You could basically turn anything into a red velvet version. All it takes is cocoa powder and red food colouring. Making it taste good is a whole different story, LOL.

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Making sure there is enough cocoa powder, but not too much is tricky. My first attempt at these, I was a bit heavy handed with the cocoa. I wanted the slight chocolate taste, but it was a bit over powering in my first batch. I scaled back a bit on the second batch and it was perfect. The kids really got a kick out of these. I wish I would have a hear shaped waffle iron, but they were happy just having their cut up waffles shaped into a heart (lucky me). The sauce just makes these waffles. I don't think anything red velvet would be complete without that cream cheese tang. It is smooth and luxurious and makes these waffles look spectacular.

Red Velvet Waffles with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Sauce

4 Tbs butter, melted
3 Tbs sugar
2 1/2 Tbs cocoa powder
2 eggs
2 Tbs red food colour
2 C flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2- 3/4 C milk

For the sauce:

2 Tbs butter
4 oz light cream cheese
1/3 C white chocolate wafers
3 Tbs milk
1/2 tsp clear vanilla extract

Preheat your waffle iron.

In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter with the sugar and cocoa. Add in eggs and red food colour; mix until well combined. In a small bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet; also adding 1/2 C of milk. Stir to form a somewhat thick smooth batter, adding more milk if too thick (should be slightly thicker than pancake batter).

Spray preheated waffle plates with non stick spray. Pour batter onto hot plates, making sure to spread and completely cover them. Close lid and cook for 5 minutes.

While waffles are cooking, melt butter in a small skillet. Add the softened cream cheese and milk. Whisk until cream cheese is melted and mixture is smooth. Add in the vanilla and white chocolate; stirring until it is melted and incorporated. Pour sauce over hot waffles and serve.

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7 comments:

Lyndsay Wells said...

Get out! (and I mean that in the most awe inspired love filled ways!)These should be your Recipe to Riches - seriously. SERIOUSLY (did I say that loud enough?)

Amazing! Did the kids love them?

Lyndsay Wells said...

ps... I grabbed your button for Kitchen Witch.

Teena Mary said...

Awesome recipe! Loved the bright colour too! If you are willing, you can share this recipe & other romantic recipes with my ongoing-''Valentine's Day Event''(till Feb 20th)

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

What a wonderful idea - these waffles look SO good. I love the idea of the white chocolate cream cheese sauce too - yum!

Bridgett Nicolace-Bird said...

sounds awesome! new follower here too!

Bridgett

www.thehappylittletomato.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

could this batter be cooked as pancakes? ...I don't have a waffle iron anymore!!

Cindy Hunwhatsfordinner said...

I'm sure you could make pancakes with the batter. If you do try, I would suggest increasing the baking powder to 1 Tbs.