About this recipe:This waffle recipe is truly special. Made with treacle, golden syrup, cinnamon and ginger, they are reminiscent of good gingerbread. Serving with the homemade chocolate sauce is optional; they are equally delicious with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
110ml black treacle
110ml golden syrup
1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
250g plain flour
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
475ml boiling water
200g caster sugar
2 tablespoons cornflour
60g unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:10min › Ready in:30min
In a small saucepan, heat treacle, golden syrup and 110g butter until almost boiling. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Stir in bicarb, milk and egg.
In a large bowl, sift together flour, ginger, cinnamon and salt. Make a well in the centre and pour in the treacle mixture. Mix until smooth.
Spray preheated waffle iron with cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot with chocolate sauce.
To make chocolate sauce: In a saucepan, combine water, 200g sugar, cornflour, cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to the boil. Remove from heat and add vanilla and 2 tablespoons butter; stir until smooth.