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 McCormick® Pure 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 Nov. 16, 2014

"The woman said she got them from a family member in Belgian and the Belgian Grandmother said they "tasted like home" so I'm going to trust they are true Belgian waffles. Maybe people in Belgian make waffles different in different families. My grandmother was Polish and had special recipes from her family and I have had the same item from another family and they are different. Also Gabry Rox is talking about the Liege waffles (the super thick kind with the hunks of caramelized sugar). Anyway- I made them and they are excellent. I served them with Strawberries ."

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Reviewed Oct. 26, 2014

"My son and I just tried this for breakfast; we are not impressed.There is too much sugar in the dough. The sweetness is supposed to come from the toppings in my opinion.I'm a real fan of butter, but 1 cup is too much.And I agree, they do taste like the typical american waffles.We need an old world recipe here. :)"

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"All you people complaining about the quantity of butter do realize that butter is what makes these waffles taste as good as they do, right?Too much sugar? Yes, you're waffles will be too sweet when you pour syrup all over em. These waffles with sliced banana/strawberries plus whipped cream are most definitely not too sweet. Try it out instead of the typical syrup topping that people somehow find good.These do have to cook longer than other recipes I've tried and do come out softer, but once they're on the plate and cool off for a minute, the outside hardens up, and they end up very crisp like any other waffle.Awesome, awesome recipe. Best tasting of anything I've found online. I will try one of the Liege waffle recipes next, however, once I get some pearl sugar.Made these using a Waring ProWMK600 found on amazon, using the #4 heat setting."

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"There are 2 kinds of waffles in Belgium: the Liegeois which is the yeast dough with pearl sugar, and the Bruxellois which is the light, crispy one. To me, neither are close to what you would get if you order a Belgian Waffle at IHOP, but this recipe sounds like a Bruxellois."

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Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

"Did not try this recipe, but I agree with GabryRox; I recently bought a belgian waffle Iron and the recipe that came with it had no yeast nor pearl sugar-HOWEVER the dough WAS thick and the waffles are NOT light and fluffy. They are good but not what I expected(American, light and crispy)"

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