Monday, 18 August 2014

Mise en place and Chocolate Waffle

This post titled in French but doesn't mean I speak French, i even don't know how to spell mise en place haha. Mise en place means 'get organized', i got this phrase from Joanne Chang 'Flour' Cookbook where the phrase is included in Joanne's top 12 baking tips. Btw Flour cookbook is one of my fav, i'll make review about it later.

Let's talk about my workflow today, i started with googling the recipe that i want to try, make the sketch for the photo, preparing the photo set, preparing the ingredients, cooking, styling based on my sketch, edit the photo, and the last one make the blogpost. Mise en place should to be applied while preparing the ingredients, i did it. I organized all the ingredients and tools needed, but one. I forgot the waffle iron HAH! Waffle wouldn't be called waffle without the waffle iron. And i just realized it when the batter ready,and I waste my 30 minutes until i found it. Mise en place is a really usefull tips, you can save your time if you get organized anything before start cooking right? hhee

Let's talk about the waffle, get ready because this is a really really really light and fluffy waffle, because the white eggs is whisked separately until soft peak, psst that's the secret.

The recipe originally from bonappetit dark chocolate waffle, but i make a lot tweaking here and there and halves the recipe hhee
enjoy your waffle! :)

Chocolate Waffle

2 cups all purpose flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (-wafa dutch-processed cocoa powder)
¼ cup (packed) brown sugar (-wafa granulated sugar) 
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
3 large eggs, separated
2 cups buttermilk (-wafa 1 cup buttermilk = 1 cup milk + 1 tbsp lemon juice)
½ cup olive oil (-wafa 1 cup cooking oil)
1 tsp vanilla extract (-wafa skip)
6 oz. bittersweet chocolate (at least 70% cacao), finely chopped (-wafa skip)
Nonstick vegetable oil spray (-wafa skip)
Unsalted butter and warm pure maple syrup for serving (-wafa honey and Wall's selection double dutch ice cream)


  • Whisk flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add egg yolks, buttermilk, and oil. Whisk until just combined.
  • Using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat egg whites in a small bowl until soft peaks form. Working in 2 batches, fold egg whites into batter just until combined. 
  • Heat a waffle iron until hot. Pour about 1 cup batter at a time. cook until crisp on each side. Serve with honey and ice cream.

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