In small mixer bowl blend cocoa and melted butter until smooth; stir in sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk to cocoa mixture. Stir in pecans, if desired. Bake in waffle iron on low setting according to manufacturer's directions. Carefully remove waffle from iron. Serve warm with fruit topping of your choice.
About ten 4-inch waffles.
* To sour Milk: Use 1-1/2 teaspoons vinegar plus milk to equal 1/2 cup.
In small saucepan, heat 1 can (21 oz.) Apple pie filling, 1 tablespoon butter and 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon until warm.
In small saucepan, heat 1 can (21 oz.) Peach pie filling and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg until warm.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana