True Belgian Waffles Recipe

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True Belgian Waffles Recipe
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True Belgian Waffles Recipe

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4.5 276 287
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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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John User ID: 9397111 281750
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2018

"Very nice. I followed the recipe exactly except that I was short on time so I beat the eggs a little unseparated and hoped for the best. Waffles were still fluffy and very nice. We did not find them too sweet, but I did use less syrup then i normally would since I was expecting some sweetness to be built in. We also didn't add any butter to the waffles before eating since I figured it was already in the batter. The kids loved them and it was a great chance to try out our new waffle maker."

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Mirisse User ID: 9392319 281535
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2018

"While the batter is truly delicious, this recipe has so much butter in relation to the other ingredients that it would not cook in our professional waffle maker. In fact, it was far too watery for the waffle maker, and typically Belgian waffle batter is sticky and much thicker than this. Again, the taste is terrific, if you can figure out a way to cook it. I had to turn it into pancakes in a frying pan, and they were literally dripping with butter. I triple checked measurements to make sure I was staying exactly to the recipe. Not sure if others had a similar experience..."

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Michelle User ID: 9385436 280352
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2018

"Way too sweet but otherwise pretty good. I would cut the sugar in half."

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Linda User ID: 9385429 280351
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2018

"If you stir and fold by hand, this recipe is fantastic. I only used my mixer to beat the eggs whites to stiff peaks.

When folding egg whites into the batter, I left some small 'dumplings' of egg white rather than folding in completely. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside."

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JustZ User ID: 9382695 280213
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2017

"First, i dont usually rate recipes when they already have a great rating. And second, I've tried many many MANY waffle recipes over the years. Buttermilk, fluffy, crispy, belgian. THIS waffle recipe is the best I've ever had from the dozens I've tried. Seriously. It wasnt too sweet, but not bland. I made a homemade maple whipped cream to top it with and syrup and it was absolutely perfect. Dont browse any other recipe. This one is IT.

Tips: beat those egg whites til the peak holds. No more no less. I put the milk, eggs and butter in a measuring cup and mixed and then added it to the fkour mixture. And FOLD the egg whites in, DO NOT MIX. FOLD."

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svestdonley User ID: 5343273 279789
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2017

"We loved them- I substituted a 1/2 cup of oil for the cup of butter."

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dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 220139
Reviewed Dec. 10, 2017

"Nice, easy alternative waffle recipe to the traditional yeast recipes. A little sweet, but still very good.

Edit: Made these again and decided to reduce the rating by a star. Made them at the same time that I made the Golden Buttermilk Waffle recipe, and those came out much better and crispier."

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Lidiya User ID: 9343600 278597
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2017

"Perfect recipe. Absolutley delicious. I did add less sugar but that's just a preference. Not sure why people are saying it's terrible? Maybe they aren't beating the egg whites until stiff peaks and then folding them into the batter?"

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

"I made this recipe along with many other Belgian waffle recipes. 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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