Monday, March 25, 2013

Mexican Chocolate Waffles & Mexican Chocolate Bacon

The definition of  in·ter·na·tion·al- involving several countries: involving two or more countries or their citizens.


The definition of waf·fle is-thick light crisp pancake: a thick light pancake, crisp on the outside, that is baked in a waff,   ........

umm let's forget about the formalities, the definition of a waffle is a buttery, sweet, pure bocadito ( mouthful) of heaven mixed with a forkful of deliciousness!

Anyway, for those of you who might not know March 25 is International Waffle Day!  And since I am in love with waffles and I adore International, ok well you can't actually adore "International" I know that.

However I do have a fascination with other countries and it's cultures, especially those countries in Latin America ( especially, Mexico).

So in honor of two my favorite things, coming together on one day I made you waffles to celebrate. 

Not just any plain old  waffles however, nope that's just not what I do.....



 I made you Mexican Chocolate waffles infused with rich cocoa and spicy cinnamon, and what would any extraordinary breakfast be without it's savory & rich meaty sidekick?!

So to feed the carnivorous, chocolate addict in you ( if there is such a thing)


I dipped crispy strips of hickory smoked bacon into chocolate that has been involved in a super secret cinnamon romance.

Better known as " Mexican Chocolate Bacon"

ohhh! yes I did!  Is your mouth watering yet?  I hope it's ready for some chocolate lovin! Because this is the true definition of

" International Breakfast Love"!



                                                          Mexican Chocolate Bacon

- 6 strips of hickory maple bacon ( or whichever you prefer)
-1/2 cup of chocolate chips
-1/2 tsp of cinnamon
 
1. In a skillet or on a microwave safe plate, cook your bacon until crispy and set aside;
 
2 .Melt your chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl on 70% power, stirring every 30 seconds until chocolate is completely melted.
 
3. Once chocolate is ready, take each of your crispy strips of bacon and dip them into your melted chocolate. Place them onto a piece of wax or parchment paper to allow the chocolate to harden. Get started on your waffles.




                                                                   Ingredients       
  •  1 1/2 cups of flour
  •  3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups of buttermilk, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup of chocolate chips (optional)
  •  non-stick spray for your waffle iron

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                                                                           Directions                                
     
     
    yield-6-8 waffles, depending on waffle iron
     
    1.Preheat waffle iron.
     
    2.In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
     
    3.In another bowl beat together the eggs and melted butter and vanilla, and then add the buttermilk.
     
    4.Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir in the chocolate chips just until combined. Let waffle mix sit for 5 minutes.
     
    5.Ladle waffle batter onto the center of the iron. Being very careful not to overfill the waffle well. Close the iron top and cook until the waffle is crispy on both sides and is easily removed from iron.
     
    Once your waffles are ready, you can butter them up and pour on your syrup and get ready for a real chocolate fix.  I actually had some leftover chocolate and I mixed that with a 1/2 cup of maple syrup and a sprinkle of cinnamon to take this whole Mexican chocolate waffle thing to an insane level.
     
    Now it's time to grab your Mexican Chocolate Bacon, a great big glass of agua or orange juice. And let the chocolate fiesta begin!
     
    Serve immediately or keep warm in a oven until ready to serve.
     
     

    12 comments:

    Mrs. Diner said...

    Such a unique waffle recipe...and I've never seen chocolate bacon before! Whoa! I'd like to invite you to link this or any other waffle post up at my waffle link party this week: http://www.ratetheplateutah.com/2013/03/food-holiday-link-party-national-waffle.html .

    Chandra Sirois said...

    This will be perfect for a Sunday Brunch! How Yummy!Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!

    Emily Thompson said...

    whoa! Chocolate bacon??? The waffles look amazing! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! love it! Really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I’m trying to keep in better touch with my linkers/readers… If you already follow me, please let me know I will find your blog on Bloglovin (I’m transferring my follows there)if you don’t follow in any way, would you consider following via GFC or other method?
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    Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said...

    Oh wow! This looks like an amazing combination!

    Tonia L said...

    Yum! I would love to eat chocolate waffles!

    Isabelle Thornton said...

    Double yum and your pics are amazing!
    I would love if you link this to my party:
    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/2013/03/paper-crafts-projects-and-link-party.html
    XOXO
    Isabelle

    spigootz said...

    OMG,this looks really awesome! Have to try it. Thanks Chica Chocolatina!

    Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

    This is a must to try....Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!


    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

    Angie Generose said...

    Oooh I LOVE Mexican chocolate - SO delicious! I pinned this, and plan on making it soon (maybe for Cinco de Mayo?). Thanks for sharing at my link party!

    Isabelle Thornton said...

    Featuring you tomorrow morning on my blog! Congrats!
    Besos!

    chica chocolatina said...

    Ay!......Muchisimas Gracias, Chica I'm so happy to be featured! What a great way to wake up!

    Pablo Alejandro Macías Torres said...

    Oh my! That's a fantastic combo!! I'm so glad you brought mexican flavors into the delicious waffle! That's a winner combination!

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