Thursday, December 17, 2009

Belgian Waffles

Makes 4 Waffles

For this classic waffle, you need a Belgian waffle maker. I picked one up a garage sale (from Maria Stahl) years ago for five dollars. Whether you make Belgian or basic waffles, they are well worth the effort ... and using fresh ingredients minus all of the junk preservatives and additives boxed mixes add makes for a healthier choice.


4 eggs, separated 1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, melted 1 cup milk

Using a stand mixer (or hand held) add the egg whites to clean large mixing bowl and beat until stiff. Transfer to another bowl. In same mixing bowl add egg yolks ... beat until very light. Add vanilla and butter. Combine flour and salt and add with milk to egg yolk mixture. Beat well. Gently fold in egg whites by hand. Bake in a Belgian waffle iron that has a light coat of cooking spray or oil.

Optional: sprinkle a small handful of fresh or frozen blueberries, huckleberries, or your favorite small berry on top of the freshly poured batter before closing iron lid. Bake according to your irons settings and instructions.

Serve with fresh maple syrup or homemade 'maple' flavored syrup found here.


Maria Stahl said...

LOL You have a great memory Mrs. Mac! I didn't even remember owning a Belgian waffle iron, much less selling it to you in a garage sale. :)

Do you remember when you had one and I almost bought a bag of wonderful old clothespins that looked hand whittled, but you said they were made by your grandfather, I think it was, and I talked you into keeping them instead?

Mrs. Mac said...

LOL .. on the clothepins ... they were probably Terry's grandmothers .. and may have very well been made by his grandpa. I wonder if I still have them :) Now I'm mad about getting rid of my aebleskiver skillet ... I have been in recent contact with a Danish cousin of mine and he sent me a recipe for them ... on to look for one at a vintage store.