{Waffle Wednesday} Dark Side/Light Side Waffles (and why I am genetically a Jedi)

The Dark Side of The Force or the Light Side of The Force. They say you must choose. But, when it comes to these waffles, you actually don’t.

One side is a dark chocolate waffle, and the other side is a sweet Belgium waffle. It’s actually a pretty simple technique, and makes for a fun breakfast for your favorite Jedi or Sith! You can use a traditional waffle maker, or use this one like I did (thanks Ashley!), or even this one.

May the Force be with you.


Dark Side/Light Side Waffles
Yield: 4 Waffles
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup corn starch
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups milk (note: you might need a couple extra tablespoons later)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup chocolate chunks
1/4 cup dark cocoa powder

A note about batter consistency: waffles are really forgiving. If your batter is a little too thick, just add extra milk or even water; if it’s too thin, add some more flour.

-Combine flour, corn starch, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; whisk to combine and distribute ingredients.
-Make a well in the middle and add milk, oil, eggs, and extract; stir to combine.
-Pour half of the batter into a clean bowl, and stir in chocolate chunks and cocoa powder. As noted above, if the batter is a too thick, just add a little bit of milk to bring it to pourable, yet still thick, consistency.
-To make these waffles double-sided, simply pour in half of the usual amount of the chocolate batter into your waffle maker, then press it for a just a minute to par-cook it. Open the waffle maker, and spoon the regular waffle batter on top of the chocolate. Close it and press till it’s cooked through and golden brown.
-I thought it was fun to serve these with a choice of maple syrup, for those who use our powers for good, and chocolate ganache for those who use our powers for evil. (Here’s an easy chocolate ganache recipe for you.)


So here is why The Force is genetically with me:
CarrieFisherGeneologyAs we all know, Carrie’s mom is the legendary Debbie Reynolds. Debbie’s maternal grandmother was a Prigmore, and my mother is a Prigmore. Joseph Prigmore, born 1720, is my great great great great great grandfather, and her great great great great grandfather. (Fun fact: his grandfather, John Pridmore, who was born 1660 in All Hallow’s Barking Parrish, London, known more commonly now as All Hallows By The Tower, and the church there was spared in the Great London Fire thanks to William Penn, and still stands on Byward Street to this very day!)

So it basically goes: Joseph had Daniel, Daniel had Thomas, Thomas had Joseph Martin, Joseph Martin had Pearl, Pearl had Raymond, Raymond had Mary Frances (Debbie!), and Debbie had Carrie.

And for me, it goes: Joseph had another Joseph, Joseph had Ephraim, Ephraim had yet another Joseph, that Joseph had John, John had Edwin, Edwin had James, James had a beautiful lady Teresa, and Teresa had me!

I AM A JEDI. Actually I’m a Prigmore, and so is Carrie. Here is our Coat of Arms:

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