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True Belgian Waffles Recipe
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True Belgian Waffles Recipe

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It was on a visit to my husband's relatives in Belgium that I was given this waffle recipe. Back in the U.S., I served the waffles to his Belgian-born grandmother. She said they tasted just like home. Our grandkids love these waffles with any kind of topping: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, fried apples, powdered sugar or whipped topping. —Rose Delemeester, St. Charles, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 696 calories, 41g fat (25g saturated fat), 193mg cholesterol, 712mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
Originally published as True Belgian Waffles in Country Woman March/April 1997, p29


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Michele User ID: 9136535 264493
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2017

"I found this exact recipe in an old cook book, THE CULINARY ARTS COOK BOOK my mom gave to me from a long time ago. The waffles came out flat and I am using new baking powder. I am going to keep looking. There is nothing Belgian about these waffles."

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happysnail User ID: 7150853 264227
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2017

"I followed the recipe exactly. Was so excited to use our new waffle maker. They came out delicious! Definitely not an item to eat often as there's 2 sticks of butter, and quite a bit of sugar. Can't wait to make them for company!"

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Violeta User ID: 9106809 263355
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2017

"This is the best waffle recipe I've found. I only used one third of the sugar because I prefer less sweet. I have a large waffle maker and I got six."

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Alona User ID: 9050135 260164
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2017

"These were perfect. Our children loved them and they cooked so nicely! There were no left overs! Here is our full review http://www.nickandalonakitchen.com/2017/01/belgian-waffles.html"

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lindanehr User ID: 4392821 259636
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2017

"Very good recipe. Next time I will cut back on the sugar. Just a little too sweet."

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reggiehead User ID: 8532668 259484
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2017

"I have used this recipe many times and my waffles have turned out fluffy and delicious. I admit, I use a little less butter and sugar than called for to lessen the richness, but have loved the results every time. I also agree with Karen, no need to be so harsh...feedback to help others attain perfect results for their efforts is great, but beating up the creator of the recipe is just mean."

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Karens1065 User ID: 4202692 259382
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2017

"This recipe is great! I was intrigued because of the wide range of reviews, but I had no problems at all. Tasted great, no mess, a winner. I am always amazed at how being able to leave reviews anonymously makes some people so mean. If you don't like a recipe, so be it. Other people did, maybe you did something wrong. Or maybe it's just not your taste. Or you changed the recipe. Or maybe you are used to boxed and frozen waffles. But be polite. State what went wrong, and why you did not like it. Review fairly. And most of all, prepare the recipe as written."

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Victoria User ID: 9018849 259242
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2017

"WHAT A HORRIBLE WASTE OF INGREDIENTS AND TIME. DON'T EVEN MAKE BECAUSE YOU WILL WASTE 2 WHOLE CUPS OF FLOUR AND A WHOLE CUP OF BUTTER. SO UPSET, THANK YOU FOR SUCH A HORRIBLE RECIPE. SOME OF YOU ALL MAY NOT BE BROKE BUT I AM AND I DON'T HAVE MONEY TO JUST THROW AWAY LIKE THIS, UGH."

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meliss.beyer User ID: 7101887 259173
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2017

"I made this recipe and they came out great... Then a few hours later I opened the microwave and the butter I was melting was still in there. Oops! I used white whole wheat flour and accidently omitted a whole cup of butter so I guess I was being health conscious. Honestly, couldn't tell anything was missing. They came out really well and fluffed up nicely."

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Carl User ID: 9007504 258854
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2016

"If the idea of a cloying, rotten-egg-smelling, grease-covered waffle sounds nice to you, then you might enjoy these. But I am not that kind of person. TOO MUCH SUGAR & BUTTER! You try and convince yourself that they will taste nice (because they look good), but upon biting into them, an immediate sense of regret floods body, as you try not to dry heave too heavily. These are perfect if you are looking for a torture instrument, but rubbish if you don't want to spend the night in a semi-comatose, nauseous state with a bowl to your side (just in case)."

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