True Belgian Waffles Recipe

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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 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 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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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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Kimberly User ID: 9044131 271952
Reviewed Aug. 19, 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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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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lskr User ID: 8256053 270131
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2017

""True" Belgian waffles use yeast, not baking powder or soda. Stop spreading outright lies."

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upquilt User ID: 5116647 268399
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2017

"If people are on a limited income, please read the directions first to decide if you can afford to make the recipe. Stop bashing the creator for your financial woes. How ridiculous."

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Matthew User ID: 9166641 265882
Reviewed May. 12, 2017

"I'm really no chef at all and get laughed at by my maid when she sees me attempting anything in the kitchen. But, following this recipe yielded delicious waffles. They were absolutely what I was hoping for. I give it 4 stars however because I find this recipe to be a particularly expensive one. One entire cup of butter could have been put to multiple other uses. However, I don't regret trying it. I hope you guys get the same amazing results I did."

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Melissa User ID: 9163197 265658
Reviewed May. 7, 2017

"I never criticize a recipe ... however I will make an exception this time. I would have given it 0 stars. The only positive? ...Good taste. Now for the bad, if you like a soggy limp waffle then this is the waffle for you!!! Ingredient's cost for end product is very disappointing.

If you are looking for a great waffle recipe here it is:
Light 'n Crisp Waffles
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups milk
1/3 cup oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 tbsp baking powder
Directions
Preheat waffle maker.
Put all ingredients, except egg whites, in a large mixer bowl. Beat on low until moistened.
Increase to medium, mix until smooth.
By hand, gently fold in beaten egg whites.
Pour 1/2 cup (125 ml) batter over grids. Close waffle maker, bake until steam no longer escapes, about 3-5 minutes. Repeat."

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chris User ID: 9162244 265583
Reviewed May. 6, 2017

"I should have followed my instinct and reduced the amount of butter. The waffles per this recipe with one cup of melted butter were heavy and oily. I prefer a lighter waffle with a slight crisp on the exterior. Next time I will start with 1/4 cup of melted butter."

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Laurie User ID: 9157330 265372
Reviewed May. 1, 2017

"Absolutely Delicious. easy to make and tasty. Not sure why there are bad reviews....? Maybe they just forgot an ingredient?"

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