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
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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

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

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Reviewed May. 27, 2016

"These were really delicious. My husband and I both think they taste like a doughnut. Syrup is totally optional because they are so sweet. Paired with strawberries, they are really amazing. I think the waffle iron you use is important. We have a very nice Cuisinart waffle iron that set us back about $200, which shows our love for the homemade waffle. The only recipe I will use from now on, no adjustments made..."

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Reviewed May. 10, 2016

"wayyyy too sweet! Me and my kids hated it. the waffles were very soggy and they left a lot of grease on the waffle iron. Waste of time, waste of money, this makes me want to cry honestly. these are nothing close to ?rue" Belgian Waffles. very disappointed. Not to mention these gave me head aches im going to call the police on you.. putting my babies at risk what type of human are you"

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Reviewed May. 1, 2016

"I have nothing to compare this to since it was my first time ever making waffles. Slightly horrified at the thought of 2 sticks of butter in 5 servings, I cut the butter in half to 1 stick and slightly less sugar to 1/2 cup vs 3/4. The flavor was perfect for me, just sweet enough. I ate it as is, no added syrup or powdered sugar. I'm a weirdo, I know. Thanks for the recipe, now if only I could figure out the correct amount of batter for each waffle!"

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Reviewed Apr. 25, 2016

"This is a GREAT recipe! I add fresh fruit to mine like diced apples and blueberries so the fruit is nice and warm and baked in, all I can say is YUM! I also usually double the recipe so that I have plenty extra, these are excellent to have on hand frozen, just pop each waffle square into the toaster and then you have an EXTREMELY easy yummy breakfast on the go. I cook mine for 5 minutes a little higher than light for ones I'm freezing so that they toast up really nice in the toaster without being over done, and they taste like they just came out of the gridlle, AMAZING!"

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2016

"Great hunk of goodness. Made these for my wife and 3 children and the plates are licked clean.

I made mine and my childrens' with 1 teaspoon of cookie butter on top, then 2 sliced strawberries, and 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream.
My wife's had 1/2 banana and a tablespoon of Nutella on top.
I enjoyed trying them plain, but I like to throw some life into my waffles (and crepes) by using recipes as mentioned above. I'd also recommend raspberries with lemon curds and caramelized apples/sauce on top with a scoop of ice cream.
YUMMY!!!!"

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