Start Valentine’s Day off right with a breakfast to impress. Ladies will be speechless when presented with homemade red velvet waffles and coffee... in bed nogal! And rumour has it that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Whichever way you look at it, these delicious dishes are a good idea.

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RED VELVET WAFFLES WITH CREAM CHEESE AND BERRIES

Serves 4

2 cups flour

¼ cup sugar

1 tbsp, plus 1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp cocoa powder

½ tsp kosher salt

1¾ cups buttermilk

⅓ cup butter, melted and cooled

2 large eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

½ tsp apple cider vinegar

2 tbsp red food colouring

1 tub cream cheese

Fresh berries of your choice

Honey to drizzle

 

Whisk the flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa and salt in a large bowl.
Beat the buttermilk, melted butter, eggs, vanilla and vinegar together in a separate medium-sized bowl until smooth. Stir in the red food colouring.
Add the buttermilk mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.

 

Heat a waffle iron according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Spray the waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray and then pour about one cup of the batter onto the grid. Close and cook until the waffle is deep red and crisp on the outside – about three minutes.

Repeat with the remaining waffle batter. Serve each waffle with a dollop of cream cheese, berries and honey drizzled over the top.

 

 

RED VELVET MOCHA COFFEE

Serves 4

3 cups full cream milk
1 cup strong coffee
2 tbsp hot chocolate powder
A few drops red food colouring
Whipped cream and sprinkles to top

Heat the milk on the stove, but be careful not to let it burn.
Pour the hot chocolate, coffee and food colouring into the pot and stir until incorporated.
Divide the mixture between four mugs and top with whipped cream and sprinkles.

 

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