Classic Belgian waffles are crisp on the outside
and soft and moist on the inside.
They make a special breakfast food.
We were in California last summer and
they had a restaurant that all their sandwiches
including hamburgers were placed inside a
Today we are serving it with fruit and cream
but these would be good with a savory filling
and served folded up like a sandwich too.
Hubby got this new Waring Pro
Double Waffle Maker and
we took it up to the cabin at Sundance
for a ski weekend.
Everyone gets up and going so early that
we made them for lunch instead of breakfast.
These use yeast and also beaten egg whites.
I followed the recipe in their enclosed booklet
Classic Belgian Waffles
1 1/2 C. warm water, divided
2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast (one packet)
3 C. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3 large eggs, separated and 1 egg white
1/3 C. sugar
1 1/2 C. milk
8 T. butter, melted and cooled
2 tsp. vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract.
Measure 1 C. warm water and dissolve the yeast
in it with a pinch of the sugar from the recipe. Mix and
let stand for 5 minutes or until bubbly.
Place the flour and salt in a large bowl.
Mix and set aside. In another
bowl mix the egg yolks, one of the
egg whites, remaining sugar
and the yeast mix. Add
the additional 1/2 C. water,
milk, melted butter, oil and
vanilla. Stir together then stir
into the flour mixture and
beat until smooth.
In a clean bowl beat the remaining
egg whites until stiff peaks form.
Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the
batter to lighten the batter, then fold the remaining egg whites in.
Let the batter stand for 1 hour,
stirring every 15 minutes.
Preheat your Belgian waffle maker.
Pour the batter into the waffle maker and spread
out to the edges. Close the waffle maker and
wait until the light indicates they are done.
Remove and serve while warm as desired.
This is to make 10 waffles.
We had leftover batter and made
more the next morning. They were crisp on
the outside and light and moist in the center.
Hubby has been craving them again!
We love waffles and are always trying
new recipes. When our oldest son was
in high school we would make his football
buddies crepes and we couldn't keep up
with their appetites. We finally hit on
waffles as even the biggest, toughest guys
could usually just eat two. Waffles have
been a hit ever since at
Purple Chocolat Home!!
I can't wait to try some savory ones.
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