This delicious and unique breakfast recipe comes from Scarborough Fair B&B in Baltimore, Maryland. The innkeepers say they like it because it combines salty and sweet. The Georgian-style building is in the heart of the historic district of Federal Hill, which puts guests close to boutiques, bistros, and the Cross Street Market. The inn is also just four blocks from the convention centers and central business district, making it an ideal place for business travelers who are interested in something more unique than chain hotels.
Makes 6-8 waffles
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 3 1/2 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 eggs separated, yolks beaten
- 2 ounces melted butter slightly cooled
- 1 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 16 ounces buttermilk at room temperature
- 7 ounces chocolate chips
- 1 pound crisp bacon, crumbled
- Cooking spray for waffle iron
1. Preheat waffle iron according to the manufacturer's directions.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
3. In another bowl, beat together egg yolks, butter, vanilla and then add buttermilk.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir in the chocolate chips until just combined. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.
5. In a third bowl beat egg whites until fluffy and they form soft peaks.
6. Fold egg whites into the rest of the batter.
7. Spray top and bottom surfaces of waffle iron with cooking spray.
8. Ladle recommended amount of batter onto the center of the waffle iron and evenly sprinkle a palm full of crumbled bacon over the batter.
9. Close the iron and cook until both sides of the waffle are crispy and can easily be removed. Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 degree F oven.