True Belgian Waffles Recipe

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True Belgian Waffles Recipe
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True Belgian Waffles Recipe

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4.5 269 280
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It was on a visit to my husband's relatives in Europe that I was given this Belgian 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 homemade waffles with any kind of topping: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, fried apples, powdered sugar or whipped topping. —Rose Delemeester, St. Charles, Michigan
MAKES:
5 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:
5 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 20 min.

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

Directions

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

Nutritional Facts

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

  • 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
  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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Michael User ID: 9316209 277656
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2017

"I made this recipe along with many others for Belgian waffles. This one is awesome. Do not listen to the negative haters. You must mix waffle batter by hand. If you electric mix it the glutens get out of wack. Now I put my egg whites in when I started gathering ingredients. Let it set for a bit after you make the batter. I use also a Breville Smart Waffle iron on the middle brown setting. Perfect. Crisp on outside, delicious and fluffy on the inside."

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Ava User ID: 9312916 277503
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2017

"Tasted horrible, DO NOT USE THIS!!!!!!!"

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Gretchen User ID: 9308061 277313
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2017

"I doubled the recipe, added 1/8 tsp cream of tarter to the egg whites before whipping and used my Cuisinart Belgian Waffle iron - it made 11 very tasty Waffles that needed no added butter or anything - truly delicious!"

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Saundra User ID: 9307095 277259
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2017

"One of the best waffle recipes I've ever made!!! This does not even need a topping. Delish"

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Qwin User ID: 9305814 277197
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2017

"Been making this for many years ever since i biught my first waffle maker. Tastes good even when u eat them plain and even when it turns room temperature. I love it so much. I cut down on sugar amount to 1/2 C i/o 3/4. Thanks for sharing."

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Kimberly User ID: 9044131 271952
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2017

"If you are getting flat, soggy waffles... you are either overmixing the batter, not whipping the eggs whites enough, or your mixing instead of folding the egg whites into the rest of the batter. My family and everyone I make these for loves them and wants the recipe. These are delicious!"

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lindanehr User ID: 4392821 259636
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2017

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

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Peggy User ID: 9251039 273119
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2017

"When I read this I could hardly believe it called for an entire cup of melted butter. I made it with 2 T melted butter and it was great, but a bit too sweet -- I will thus cut back on sugar next time. It's a good basic recipe with nice flavor. I saw an earlier comment on it being limp and soggy -- I suspect the butter may have been the culprit."

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J User ID: 9070882 272486
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2017

"Haven't tried making this recipe yet, but just came from Europe and can vouch for how sweet and rich true Belgian waffles are. Meanwhile: Why do you negative reviewers have to be so NASTY?? Seriously, it's just a recipe, get over yourselves and be courteous. Rose took time out of her day to post her recipe and it's fine if you don't love it, but why be jerks about it? Thank you, Rose, for posting your recipe. I look forward to trying it."

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Cindy User ID: 9232202 271391
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2017

"I was reading the reviews, as I always do, to see what suggestions were given by people who had made the recipe. I was thinking I might want to make changes based on what others had done. However, when I read some of the nasty, hateful things that some people had to say, I decided to make the recipe exactly as written so I could review it on it's own merit. My husband, our grandchildren and myself all enjoyed the waffles very much. They didn't come out of the waffle maker that crispy but since I only have a single waffle iron and wanted us to all eat at the same time, I put them on a cookie sheet in the oven to keep them warm until I got them all made. That step crisped them up nicely. And the flavor is very good. Yes, there is a lot of butter and sugar in here but this isn't something that you would make every day. Since our grandchildren are visiting, I thought that was a good reason to indulge.

I'm not sure what has happened to common courtesy, good manners and common sense but it seems to be sorely lacking in some of the people who left rude reviews on here. Given that fact, maybe you should just remember that, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all".
I admire people who put their recipes out here for us to try. It takes time and effort to do that. And, apparently, they are setting themselves up for ridicule for their trouble. That is ridiculous.
Yeast, baking powder, baking soda...who cares. The waffles were good and didn't take as long to make as they would have if I had used yeast."

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