My Favorite Belgian Waffle Recipe
Everyone in our family looks forward to weekend mornings. The kids wake up, race downstairs and turn on the TV—something that’s banned during the school week. I wake up, brew coffee, fire up the skillet and get to work on making a batch of fluffy Belgian waffles. Dave brews his favorite strong tea (something he brought back from his visits to London over the years) and sets the table.
Once the waffles are ready and the bacon is crisp, we sit down and plan our day. It’s such a simple thing, and yet, those waffles? That breakfast? It’s become a family tradition. A delicious one.
makes 8 waffles
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup cake flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs – separated
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup milk
2 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
You’ll need three bowls. Combine dry ingredients in the largest bowl: flours, baking powder and salt. Mix to combine. Now separate the eggs, placing the whites in a fresh bowl and the yolks in another.
Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
Now, it’s time for the yolks. Add sugar and beat until well combined. Add milk, melted butter and vanilla. Mix.
Add the yolk mixture to the flour mixture. Beat until you get a nice batter. Then fold in the whites.
Ladle or spoon onto a hot waffle iron and cook until golden. Serve dusted with powdered sugar or drizzle with warm maple syrup.