On my previous post I showed you through a short video my favorite spot for buying traditional belgian waffles, just next to the Manneken Pis in Brussels. You can read that post here.
On this post I want to show you a basic recipe for preparing belgian waffles at home. I gotta thank Moeke (my boyfriend’s grandmother) cuz this whole belgian waffle quest started the moment she gave me a waffle machine as a gift 😀
Time to get dirty…
What you’ll need (for around 6 waffles):
3 1/4 cup flour
7g dried yeast (one little package)
1 cup milk (I’m using soy milk)
250g butter (I’m using soy butter)
1/2 cup sugar (I’m using cane sugar)
1 teaspoon salt
Start by heating up the milk a tiny bit, doesn’t have to be super hot and do not boil. Once warm, throw in the dried yeast and combine well.
Melt the butter (30 seconds in the microwave will do).
Separate the eggs (yolks and whites) and beat the whites until you get a sort of foam.
In a big, deep bowl combine the flour, sugar and salt.
Throw in the milk-yeast mixture, melted butter and egg yolks. Combine well.
Finally, fold in the beaten egg whites. The final mixture should feel a bit heavier than pancakes. A bit fluid but still manageable with your hands.
Let rest for a couple of hours (at least 8 hours) at room temperature.
Here’s the part where we use the magical waffle machine! Pretty easy, plug it in and let it heat up. Once it’s very hot, spoon the waffle mixture, 1 1/2 big tablespoon should do for one waffle.
You can choose your favorite topping, I mentioned and showed lots of possibilities on my previous video: whipped cream, ice cream, bananas, strawberries, chocolate, honey, powdered sugar, etc.
Find the video tutorial here:
They go very well as a dessert or breakfast 😉
Hope you guys like this recipe, buen provecho!