Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Family Belgian Waffles

These yummy waffles go way back. I think we first got the recipe when my sister went away to college. She and her roomates would make these waffles with homemade maple syrup. She brought it home with her, and now we all make them all the time. My wonderful husband made me these the other day for my birthday breakfast. They are definitely a family favorite! There was a time when one of my brothers would bring over all of his highschool friends for lunch to have belgian waffles. Mom loved to have our friends over, especially to feed us and was always willing to make anything...even breakfast! You have to have a Belgian Waffle maker to do them. They are different from regular waffles in that they rise in the waffle iron and get fluffy from the blended egg whites. They are so yummy with fresh fruit on top with whipping cream. It is also great with homemade jams, or syrups.

Belgian Waffles

Combine in medium bowl:

1 3/4 Cup Flour

3 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Salt

2 Egg Yokes - (seperate the whites into small bowl)

1 3/4 Cup Milk

1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil


Plug in Belgian Waffle iron. Mix egg yokes with electric mixer until fluffy. Mix flour mixture with electric mixer until smooth. Add your egg yokes and fold in gently with spoon just until combined. Don't over mix. Using measuring cup, pour about 1/2 cup of waffle batter into iron. Be careful not to put too much in or it will overflow. You want the batter to just reach the outer circle of the iron. Cook to your liking. On my iron, the light goes off when it is done. Remove and pour next waffle. Enjoy!

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