Sunday, February 5, 2017

Belgian Waffles




I  am going to be honest and admit that I had never tried a Belgian waffle until I stayed at a hotel that served them for breakfast and I was hooked.  I never knew what I have been missing all these years.  I used to have a  super old waffle maker that just made regular waffles and that I hadn't actually used in years.   I knew I had to get serious about getting a real Belgian waffle maker of my own


 After looking at and reading the reviews of several different brands and models I decided on this one here that I found on Amazon.  It was reasonably priced and I had a lot of positive reviews. I have had it for over a year now and have used it many times and it has worked great!  I have tried many different recipes and this is the best one for waffles that come out light and fluffy and slightly crispy on the outside. Just perfect!



First mix together all the dry ingredients.


In a separate bowl, combine the egg yolks, milk and oil. 

And in another bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form (not pictured)



Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until just combined.  Gently fold in the egg whites.


Pour the cup of waffle batter into the preheated waffle maker.  And cook according to your machines directions.


I love this little measuring cup that came with the waffle maker.  It has a little handle that allows it to hook inside the bowl and it works like a charm to keep your counter from getting all messy.


Look how nice and fluffy these get!  When I ordered my waffle make I also ordered this handy dandy little waffle spatula.  This little waffle spatula works great for removing the waffles from the iron without burning your fingers.



Remove the waffle when cooked and top with your favorite toppings.  This recipe makes enough for 6 waffles.



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Makes 6 waffles

Ingredients:
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs, separated
1/2 cup oil
2 cups milk

Directions:
In a large bowl, sift together all the dry ingredients.
Separate the eggs.
In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff.
In a separate bowl, combine the egg yolks, milk, and oil and stir slightly.
Add to dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
Gently fold in the egg whites.
Cook according to your waffle irons instructions.