- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sliced fresh strawberries or syrup
- In a bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, lightly beat egg yolks. Add milk, butter and vanilla; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
- Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown. Serve with strawberries or syrup. Yield: 10 waffles (about 4-1/2 inches).
Reviews for True Belgian Waffles
"Absolutely horrible. I followed the recipe to the letter and ended up with a soupy mess. Deciding to give it the benefit of the doubt I poured some into my waffle maker and what ensued was a disaster. Not 5 seconds after closing the lid it began to froth and spill out onto my table and then onto the floor as I watched in horror at the mess and frantically applied paper towel to slow the spread of the hot, foaming sludge. I unplugged the waffle iron and opened it up to reveal that every last bit of the batter had been ejected and had left behind an oily, congealed mucus. After it had cooled I spent just under an hour scraping gunk off my table and the griddle. The only nice thing I can say is that the vanilla made it smell good. I flushed the remaining batter down the toilet . What a waste, would not recommend unless you want slime for a halloween decoration of some sort. I actually signed up just to write this review. Now I've had to find an alternative for breakfast."
"NOT CRISPY, Waffles fell apart on my waffle maker. Taste is OK but any time you use a cup of butter it better taste ok. I have tried several different receives since I got my waffle maker. Not all tasted great but the waffles held together... having to take them off the girdle in 4 pieces is frustrating."
"Perfect ......even in high altitude.. Just omitted a half teaspoon of baking powder."
"I reduced the butter by half and the family enjoyed them. Served with fresh peach sauce from this website."
"this recipe is fantastic. I have also integrated a change. i added amaretto, reduced the butter by half, and added oil to the other half. i topped it with cherry pie filling and whipped cream. and i keep eating them with sausage links."
"I tweaked what ingredients I used a little bit, 1/2 cup sugar, added 1/2 tsp salt, I shifted my dry ingredients together,then added the wet, not over mixing it. It's ok if there's clumps in it, they'll cook out. But I did not add wet until my egg whites were whipped & ready to add. (chemical reaction of baking powder, I did not mix it, I folded it, leaving in some white fluff.)3 eggs, instead of 2, (2 egg whites don't whip in my stand mixer, so I increased it to 3) separated,Cut butter to 1 stick of melted butter, instead of 2,Important, to me anyway, ***[1&1/2] vanilla extract, called for 1 tsp vanilla extract, but seemed a little bland (I just like the taste the extra vanilla gives it. Forgot it once, found it too bland, go figure.)Super delicious!!!! I eat them plain, with my fingers, tearing them apart, or with fruit & fresh whipped cream!!!! My granddaughter loves them as well, eating them the way I do, plain, with her fingers!"
"Just made these for some friends visiting from France. They loved them. Did not change anything in the recipe."
"This recipe works best on a belgian waffle iron. I made my old recipe on my belgian iron and it was heavy. I, also, worried about the butter, but it came out fine. They were not greasy, nor runny. It might not be the right kind of waffle iron, because this is a great recipe."
"These waffles are very tasty and delicious!"
"these were delicious! I used 3oz stork biscuits and pastry and 1oz butter (1/2 cup) as thats all I had. I had read the other reviews too to eliminate half the butter and I was glad i did. I also just used one cup of milk. They were lovely and fluffy on the low seeting but they crisped up nicely on the high setting!"