True Belgian Waffles
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makes10 waffles (about 4-1/2 inches)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 1-1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sliced fresh strawberries or syrup
- 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.
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Nutrition Facts2 each: 696 calories, 41g fat (25g saturated fat), 193mg cholesterol, 712mg sodium, 72g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.
Jan 11, 2020
We love waffles and decided to save money and make them at home. I have a recipe similar to this With the beaten whites, etc... and it was always yummy on a regular flat waffle maker. Then I bought an upright cuisenart and they turned out With the wrong texture. I tried this recipe as it had a few differences like the added sugar, baking powder and more butter. The waffle recipe turned out fairly soggy. Pretty sure it’s the maker. As for the flavor of these, for our taste, too sweet. I would cut sugar to 1/4 cup. Didn’t taste any bitterness, just wish they were crispy. Not bad. I’ll continue looking for the right recipe for us and our equipment.
Dec 26, 2019
Fabulous waffles Christmas morning and the day after! I used the recipe just as is but I did not whip the egg whites because my beaters were in the dishwasher. Just mixed 2 beaten eggs into the mix. Turned out perfectly!!
Dec 22, 2019
Pretty good waffle recipe! Those saying they have problems mixing in hot melted butter to cold milk, what you need to do is temper in the butter. What I did was I didn’t melt the butter all the way, just until there’s small chunks in it. Use a whisk, this is crucial, and whisk the butter until it is all melted and then while whisking the milk, slowly add the butter in. You won’t have a solidified mass! The waffles came out nice and fluffy with the perfect amount of crispness. The only critique I have for this recipe is the yield. I made half the recipe and I only got 3 Belgium waffles when the recipe says it is supposed to yield around 5 for a half recipe. Maybe they were using a smaller iron??
Dec 21, 2019
These came out tasty and delicious. I cut the butter to 3/4 cup and think even 1/2 c would be fine. I added 1 tsp salt and extra vanilla for flavor. They’re really good, don’t hesitate to make but I strongly suggest salt and more vanilla. I served them with a little drizzle of syrup, dusting of powdered sugar and whipped cream, but most of that was for appearance... they are great eaten plain! (I’ve added choc chips before too, but cut sugar to 1/2 cup - kid requested.)
Dec 1, 2019
These waffles are for sure quite sweet but I am not surprised if this recipe truly comes straight from Belgium. Europeans don’t eat waffles with maple syrup. Whipped cream and berries are more common. If you plan on serving the waffles with maple syrup then I recommend to cut down on sugar by 1/2 cup. Also, you can combine milk with the flour mix instead, and beat the eggs and butter separately, It is way easier and the consistency turns our great. We all liked the final product and would use the recipe again.
Nov 17, 2019
If your waffles didn't come out crispy on the outside, and big and fat then you have done something wrong. This recipe is amazing. You CANNOT taste the baking powder in here. I'm assuming the one poster used 3.5 Tablespoons instead of teaspoons. Cool your melted butter before adding to your milk and egg yolk mixture. I can't possibly imagine the people who are saying their batter was runny, mine was fat and thick as can be. I worried it was too think actually, but they came out amazing. Whisk Dry, whisk wet (minus egg whites which will be whipped) combine and then fold in the egg whites (this folds in air to make the batter fat and thick. . There is NOTHING hard about this recipe, it is absolutely user error if it didn't turn out right. In my haste I forgot to add vanilla to these, and they were still amazing. You don't even need a mixer for this recipe, just fold everything together. Maybe some folks just shouldn't bake.
Nov 16, 2019
Delicious waffles no adjustment needed.
Oct 14, 2019
My go to, make at least once a week to freeze for breakfasts. Not sure about the bad reviews, maybe they need a little guidance? This recipe is truly delicious .I have used a few different waffle makers for it and have found better results with my single waffle maker over my 4 at a time, but SOOOO worth it.
Oct 11, 2019
Maybe missed something, but I went back over the recipe and double checked. They didn’t have a very good consistency at! Greasy and not what I was hoping for. I saved them by covering them with cooked spiced apples and whipped. Won’t be saving this or!
Sep 29, 2019
After seeing how many reviews and 4 stars this recipe caught my eye. After reading the reviews I decided to try this anyways as it looks like an Ace waffle recipe and most of the 4 or lower star reviews seemed to be the commenters own fault and not that of this recipe. And i was right This is probably the most perfect waffle recipe I've ever tried. 5 stars.