Belgian waffles from scratch

Belgian waffles

Nothing is better on a long weekend than making a decadent breakfast. This recipe makes great waffles – feel free to serve them at supper or for dessert!

You will need flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, milk, eggs and butter. This recipe makes two waffles in our standard size waffle iron. I forgot to take a picture of the ingredients…so close your eyes and pretend you see them lined up on my counter.

You will also need three bowls – a small bowl into which you will separate the egg whites, a larger bowl for the yolks, which will be the batter bowl, and a third bowl to combine the dry ingredients before pouring into the yolks bowl.

Get your waffle iron heating while you make the batter, and if you are making several waffles, set the oven to low to keep them warm while you cook all the waffles. Our iron is a single so I have to make the waffles one at a time.

Start by separating the eggs, putting the whites into the small bowl.

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There are gadgets for this, but I use the shell and pour the egg yolk from one half of the shell to the other half; the white pours out into the bowl and eventually there is only yolk in the shell.

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Beat the egg whites in the small bowl and set aside. In the larger bowl, beat the yolks until thick and foamy.

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Add the milk and continue beating.

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Mix the dry ingredients together in a third bowl, and gradually add to the milk and egg mixture.

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I use a fork to mix and do my best to get the lumps out; any remaining lumps cook out in the waffle iron.

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Finally, fold in the egg whites and the melted butter.

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This morning I added frozen blueberries to the batter to make blueberry waffles. Feel free to add fruit, or serve the fruit on top of the waffles.

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While preparing the batter, your waffle iron has been heating. When it is ready, spoon half the batter into the iron and cook until golden. Keep the waffle warm in the oven while repeating with the second half of the batter.

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This recipe can be halved or doubled as needed. We share one large waffle, which is half the recipe, and find that is enough for two people.

The toppings and sides are up to you – fry an egg to serve on top; fry up some bananas or use cold fruit and whipped cream on top; have bacon or sausages on the side. I love to have mine with butter and of course real Canadian maple syrup.

Happy long weekend everyone!

Belgian waffles

  • Servings: 2 large waffles
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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs (separated)
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Set aside.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and foamy. Continue beating, adding milk. Mix dry ingredients together and gradually add to milk and egg mixture; beat until smooth.
  3. Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites and melted butter.
  4. Add 1/2 cup batter to preheated waffle maker. Close waffle maker and bake until golden. Repeat with remaining batter.

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