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Belgian Waffles

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Here’s an awesome recipe for my version of Belgian waffles – there are two things that   make this recipe a standout: first, it’s yeast-based, which makes it rise much more than the standard baking powder version.  Secondly, I use whipped egg whites to add to the fluffiness.  I thought about how to describe the texture of the finished product, and the best thing I can come up with is that it’s very much like a Krispy Kreme® donut slathered in butter and syrup!  It’s a crispy golden brown on the outside, and light and fluffy on the inside.

Plan on an extra hour in prep time, since the batter has to rise for that length of time.

4 cups All-purpose flour
3 cups Whole milk, heated to ~110°
¾ cup Butter, melted
4 Eggs, separated
½ cup Sugar
2 tsp Active dry yeast
1-1/2 tsp Salt
2-1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
Warm ¼ cup milk to 110°, and in a measuring cup, mix with yeast.  Set aside until mixture thickens and becomes bubbly (about 15 minutes).

Separate eggs, set aside whites.  Combine egg yolks, 2-3/4 cups warm (110°) milk, yeast mixture, salt, sugar and vanilla.  Melt butter, add to mixture.  Whisk together, slowly adding in flour until well-mixed.

In a mixer bowl, whip egg whites at high speed until fluffy and peaks form.  Fold gently into batter mixture.

Cover bowl with plastic wrap; put in a warm place for 60-70 minutes.

Make waffles according to waffle iron manufacturer’s directions.

Makes approximately 6-8 servings.

 

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3 responses »

  1. Hey Don, You’re right…this looks good. we’re gonna have to try it.
    Paco

    Reply
    • You should stop by some Saturday morning so I can whip us up a batch… I claim that this recipe would make 6 or 8 servings… actually it would barely be enough for you and I, haha!

      Thanks for stopping by, Paco!

      Reply
  2. Buying a waffle iron ASAP just for this recipe. I swear I can smell these waffles thru the screen. And you mentioned Krispy Cremes—my kinda talk. It may be awhile before I post how these turned out but I will definitely let you know.

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