We are still riding our wedding high. Oh man, so much fun. So much work. So exciting. So tiring. So everything!!
We worked hard on the wedding and were so happy with how it all turned out. We were very hands on with the planning and execution of it. I loved the decorating part, but I really loved the meal planning too!
The food was so important to us so we worked with the organizer and chef to create a fun menu for the night from the stationary and passed hors d’oeuvre to the dinner and to our cake and dessert. (I’ll go into more detail in upcoming wedding related posts.)
Our venue, Crissey Farm, is owned by the same family that owns the adjoining Barrington Brewery & Restaurant, which is known for their Chocolate Stout Cake. As it’s their signature cake we decided to us it as our wedding cake. We did change things up slightly as they use a chocolate ganache like frosting, but we opted for a chocolate buttercream. The design mimicked this one with it being ‘naked’ and with berries. Oh man, I can’t wait to get our pictures back to see it all over again.
It was incredible. We loved it. I can’t wait to dig into out top tier on our anniversary, although I don’t really think we will wait that long. ha!
I was inspired by the cake to make these chocolate stout waffles.
They are chocolatey with a hint of beer in the batter. Perfection!
These waffles would be great to serve for Father’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, or any Sunday for brunch. Chocolate 24/7 please!
While I could have made a chocolate whipped cream, to match the chocolate butter cream used in our cake, I decided to just keep it ‘basic’ with a vanilla bean whipped cream. But I don’t discourage if you want to make it into a chocolate whipped cream. Dive right in!
As well you can totally trash these up by making them into a sundae! Pile on some ice cream, break out the hot fudge, and dollop on the whipped cream. I wouldn’t hate it if you added some nuts and cherries too.
Celebrate our new marriage along with us by enjoying these Chocolate Stout Waffles, inspired by our wedding cake! Enjoy!!
Chocolate Stout Waffles
Makes 14 waffles
For the Waffles
- 2 Cups, plus 3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
- 3 Tablespoons quality cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 Cup milk
- 1 Cup stout beer
- 2 large eggs
- 2/3 Cup miniature chocolate chips, option, but encouraged
- Whipped Cream
- Fresh Berries
- Miniature Chocolate Chips
- To make the waffles, preheat your waffle iron.
- In a large mixing bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine the milk and small pieces of butter. Microwave in 30 second intervals, mix, and repeat until the butter is melted.
- Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and whisk in the eggs, warm milk and butter mixture, and finally the stout to combine.
- Scoop out 1/3 Cup measure into each well of your waffle iron. Cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Garnish with whipped cream, berries, and miniature chocolate chips. Enjoy!!
Waffle is slightly adapted from Hungry Girl Por Vida