Crispy on the outside, fluffy in the middle.
This is the best Belgian Waffle recipe I have found, and believe me, I have tried quite a few. Ever since my family’s first trip to the US of A, my family have pined for waffles. So, a few years ago, I invested in an electric waffle iron. It has proved one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.
Okay, so let me first point out that waffles are not a great alternative to a ‘balanced’ breakfast. That said, who gets excited over a balanced breakfast, right? Will the kids get out of bed and rush down the stairs for cereal? Probably not. But they will as soon as they get wind that I am making fresh waffles!
So, enough waffle, more about the recipe.
This recipe is so easy to make from scratch and I guarantee that you will never need another waffle recipe again!
NOTE: The important part of this waffle recipe is to separate the egg yolks and whites, and then to beat the egg whites! The beaten egg whites then get folded into the batter towards the end. Warning: do not over-fold!
The result is an absolutely amazing Belgian waffle which is crisp on the outside, and light and soft in the center.
How Long With They Take?
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 5 minutes per waffle
- 1¾ cups of plain flour
- 3 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 eggs, yolks and whites separated
- 1¾ cups of milk (full or semi)
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
- Sift flour into a large bowl. Add the baking powder, and salt.
- Separate the egg yolks from the egg whites.
- Add the milk and oil to the yolks, then stir in the dry ingredients to form a batter.
- Beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until stiff.
- Fold the egg whites into the batter. Do not over mix.
- Pre-treat the heated waffle iron with melted butter.
- Use a ladle to spoon the batter onto your hot waffle iron.
- Leave for two minutes before checking and then check every 30 seconds or so until golden brown.