- 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
- 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).
Reviews forTrue Belgian Waffles
"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!"
"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."
""True" Belgian waffles use yeast, not baking powder or soda. Stop spreading outright lies."
"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."
"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."
"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 Waffles2 egg yolks1/2 tsp salt2 cups milk1/3 cup oil2 cups all-purpose flour2 egg whites, stiffly beaten1 tbsp baking powderDirectionsPreheat 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."
"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."
"Absolutely Delicious. easy to make and tasty. Not sure why there are bad reviews....? Maybe they just forgot an ingredient?"
"I found this exact recipe in an old cook book, THE CULINARY ARTS COOK BOOK my mom gave to me from a long time ago. The waffles came out flat and I am using new baking powder. I am going to keep looking. There is nothing Belgian about these waffles."
"I followed the recipe exactly. Was so excited to use our new waffle maker. They came out delicious! Definitely not an item to eat often as there's 2 sticks of butter, and quite a bit of sugar. Can't wait to make them for company!"