I keep hearing about this place in South Charlotte called Terrace Cafe and people are raving about their red velvet waffles. Somehow the thought of having a red velvet waffle did not interest me much - but considering I used to eat red velvet cake in the mornings, I guess it is not so hard to imagine. Cream cheese butter or icing, syrup and a red velvet waffle seems like enough sugar for a diabetic coma. But I am going to try a sugar-free version and see what the talk is about. Instead of cream cheese icing I will drizzle a little Greek yogurt with stevia over my waffle. This can be eaten for breakfast but would definitely make a nice dessert.
I hadn't used my waffle iron in quite a while and could not remember if it had an indicator to let me know when the waffle was ready. So if that be the case with your waffle iron, the general rule is to take the waffle out after the iron has stopped steaming.
Tips for using your waffle iron:
- Before you begin cooking, coat the grid plates with nonstick cooking spray or wipe with a paper towel lightly coated with oil.
- Once the waffle iron is hot, ladle the batter onto the waffle iron. Be careful not fill the entire grid plate with batter or the batter will overflow and cleanup will be a chore.
- For easy cleanup, unplug the waffle iron while it is still warm. Slightly dampen 2-3 paper towels, place them on the grill plate, and close the iron. Once the steam has stopped, open the iron and remove the paper towels. Do not immerse the waffle iron in water.
Red Velvet Waffle
2 c all purpose flour
1 1/4 c sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
1/4 c unsalted butter, melted
2 c buttermilk
2 lg eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp red food coloring
Preheat waffle iron and spray with non stick cooking spray.
Combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cocoa in a medium sized bowl. In separate bowl mix the butter, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla extract and red food coloring. Combine the wet and dry ingredients until moistened. Ladle batter onto the waffle iron and cook until waffle iron stops steaming.
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