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Monday, April 18, 2011

Food: Belgian Waffles

Most of the time, for breakfast, I eat rather simply; but sometimes I get a craving for waffles. I especially like Belgian waffles. Even if I don't happen to have any fresh fruit in the house,I can use canned pie filling (like cherry or blueberry).

A couple dollops of sweet cream on top, some crisp bacon on the side. Yummy!
This is my Belgian waffle recipe that I've used for years. I like how the egg whites are added separately at the end; it really makes the waffles puff up nicely!

Belgian Waffles:

2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 large eggs, separated
2 Tbl sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 Tbl butter, melted
2 cups milk

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
In a second bowl, use wooden spoon to beat together egg yolks and sugar until sugar is dissolved and eggs are pale yellow. Add vanilla extract, melted butter and milk and whisk to combine. Combine the egg/milk mixture with the flour mixture until just blended.
In a third bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Using a spatula, gently fold egg whites into waffle batter.
(This recipe says it make 8-10 waffles, but I'm not sure what they count as *1* waffle; My Belgian waffle iron is round and makes one big waffle with four quadrants. I'm not sure if they count each quadrant as *1* waffle? Anyway, I suppose it depends on your waffle iron and how big they are.)

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Bead and Needle said...

Well, thanks for this, Katie! I was sitting here, thinking about going down and grabbing something to eat. Looks like waffles it is! Hope your week is grand - Tanya

tracy mooney said...

Hi Katie, I love Belgian waffles. Can I ask what kind of waffle iron you use and where I could find one like yours?

Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien said...

I have an old and inexpensive Farberware Belgian Waffle Iron. I've had it more than 16 years. I think I bought it from Boston Store. I'm sure you can find a wide variety of styles and prices of waffle irons at any place that sells kitchen goods...even on Amazon!