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.....
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.
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.