To serve

  • segmented , maple syrup, grated chocolate and whipped cream


  • STEP 1

    Heat a waffle maker, or if you don’t have one, use a griddle pan (see tip, below). Meanwhile, mix the eggs and milk in a jug.

  • STEP 2

    Combine the flour, cocoa and sugar in a bowl, then gradually whisk in the egg and milk mixture until there are no lumps. Slowly pour in the melted butter, still whisking, then add the orange essence, zest and chocolate.

  • STEP 3

    Pour a ladleful of the batter into the waffle iron or griddle pan (see below), and cook for 5-6 mins, then repeat – don’t worry if the waffles look dark, it’s simply the cocoa. Cut in half and top with the oranges, maple syrup, more chocolate and whipped cream.


If you don’t have a waffle maker, you can use a non-stick griddle pan. Heat the pan, lightly oil it and pour in the mix. Leave undisturbed for a few minutes. When the mix is almost set on top and golden with deep charred lines underneath, turn it over with a wide spatula or tongs. It will come away easily when it’s well cooked on the base.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2019

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