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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 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 eggs, separated
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sliced fresh strawberries or syrup

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 696 calories, 41 g fat (25 g saturated fat), 193 mg cholesterol, 712 mg sodium, 72 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g 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

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"These waffles, if you are used to a typical American waffle, will scare you. There is SO much butter and sugar, the batter is super thick, they take forever to cook, and they come out of the iron pretty limp. However, they are delicious if you follow the recipe, and they're the first waffles I've ever made that get crispier the longer they sit out. No more soggy waffles at the bottom of the stack! They are also much more filling than you'd expect from waffles. When I make this again, I might lower the ratio of butter in the recipe like some have suggested, but overall this makes a good, and very indulgent, waffle!"

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Reviewed Aug. 30, 2015

"These were the best! Crispy, sweet, and perfect just by themselves. My only complaint was with my expensive Belgian waffle iron that I received as a birthday gift. It didn't cook evenly and I ended up throwing 2 full sets away before I pulled out my 23 year old Mickey Mouse waffle iron that I receieved as a wedding gift. Mickey didn't let me down! The waffles turned out perfectly."

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2015

"So, I too, made an account just to review this recipe. They were great waffles. The amount of sugar and butter are higher than most recipes I seen, but the taste was great. Perfect balance of sweet and richness. If reviewers did not like this recipe it's because they must have messed up somewhere. Maybe didn't beat whites till stiff peaks? They aren't the usual soft and fluffy American style, which I don't really like, but rather these are thinner crispy yet delicate Belgium style. Great waffles. Note: make sure egg whites are beaten till stiff peaks and dont add to much to iron."

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Reviewed Jul. 20, 2015

"These are the best waffles I've ever had, anywhere! Light, flavorful, & easy to make! They're even good plain, which is how I ate them because they were soooo good!"

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Reviewed Jul. 16, 2015

"Super easy and the kids love them more than any other waffle recipe I've tried!!!!"

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