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Does anyone have a really great recipe for belgian waffles? I would like one that you don't have to beat egg whites and fold them in and one that doesn't make tons. I found a nice one online but is ve
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Belgian Waffles

posted at 12/13/2010 9:00 PM EST
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Does anyone have a really great recipe for belgian waffles? I would like one that you don't have to beat egg whites and fold them in and one that doesn't make tons. I found a nice one online but is very time consuming and makes so many me and hubby have to freeze them, which is okay,but made sooo many.Can anyone share? Just bought a new waffle iron that I love.

Re: Belgian Waffles

posted at 12/14/2010 2:22 PM EST
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Its not home made but oh so good!  
Instructions:  Get car keys get in the car and go to the local restaurant.  Order a Malted Belgium waffle!  This is easiest one I have every found...LOL  No seriously.  I just  had to buy a Belgium waffle maker and it has to heat back up between cooking more than one waffle.  When we go out to breakfast I treat myself to a waffle and have the Belgium waffle iron in the stored in the basement!

Re: Belgian Waffles

posted at 12/14/2010 3:31 PM EST
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Debra, check http://www.kingarthurflour.com I think there are a few Belgian Waffle recipes there.  I have a Belgian Waffle Iron and would love to make a real Belgian Waffle but no one else likes them so I find attempting to make them just for me is nuts.  Most of the recipes I have seen use a yeast dough so I would guess that the batter could be frozen but I just have not tried it.  I guess there again the made waffles could be frozen and just placed in the toaster but I do like them when they are fresh.
I have seen boxed Belgian Waffle mix in many stores.  This time of year they seem to sell out, I guess people buying the waffle irons get a box of the mix to go with it.

Re: Belgian Waffles

posted at 12/15/2010 11:52 AM EST
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That is very true Nikki.  I just asked at our favorite restaurant and they offered to sell me a box of their mix and I asked if the cook comes with it to make them at my house.  They said NO!  What was I thinking!  If you do find a recipe for the Belgium waffles that isn't too complicated , would you be so kind to share it with all of us?  Thanks and have a Very Merry Christmas!

Re: Belgian Waffles

posted at 2/3/2011 12:03 AM EST
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I received a Belgian waffle maker for Christmas, but have not yet used it.  Would like a recipe too.

Re: Belgian Waffles

posted at 2/3/2011 7:05 AM EST
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Try the Hungry Jack or Bisquick recipe. You will find it on the box.

Re: Belgian Waffles

posted at 2/3/2011 8:24 AM EST
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I make these waffles for my mom and that whats she eats for breakfast and she adds fresh fruits to them.

Re: Belgian Waffles

posted at 2/3/2011 9:16 AM EST
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Ok Belgian Waffle Lovers here is the recipe I found.  I must admit I have not tried it yet but it looks very good.
Best Belgian Waffle
Sponge:
5 1/2 tsp active dry yeast (2 1/2 packets)
1Tb sugar
1/4 Cup warm water
1/3 Cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1 Cup flour
Paste:
6 Tb flour
1 Tb sugar
pinch salt
9 Tb butter, YES 9 tablespoons!
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 Cup pearl sugar* see note below.

Proof: For the sponge, measure yeast and sugar into a large bowl.  Pour in water.  Let stand until foamy, 5 minutes.  Mix in milk and egg.  Sprinkle in flour.  Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until doubles, 20 minutes.

Mash:For paste, mix flour, sugar and salt together in a medium bowl.  Drop butter in and stir smooth.  Gently stir in vanilla and pearl sugar.

Shape: Work paste into sponge to form a sticky dough.  With floured hands divide dough into 10 balls.  Flatten into disks.

Bake: Heat waffle iron to 350 degrees F, or the lowest setting.  Cook dough disks until just golden outside, still tender inside, 3 minutes.

*Note* Look for pearl sugar in the imported food aisles, or web sites.  Lacking pearl sugar quarter sugar cubes.

This recipe was adapted from "Everybody Eats Well in Belgium Cookbook" recipe was in the Chicago Tribune 2010

Now you can see why I have not made them yet.  I am afraid I could eat all 10 waffles! well maybe not but... They should freeze very well.

Re: Belgian Waffles

posted at 2/3/2011 10:05 AM EST
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I love this recipe, thanks for asking Debra and thanks for posting Nikki

Re: Belgian Waffles

posted at 2/5/2011 12:05 AM EST
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Check the booklet that came with your waffle iron. I hope that you did not toss in the trash.

Re: Belgian Waffles

posted at 2/5/2011 1:15 PM EST
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I use Trader Joes pancake and waffle mix.  We just halve the recipe for the 3 of us.  It is the best mix we have found so far. 

I agree making them from scratch is time consuming but we want to try sourdough belgian waffles next!

Re: Belgian Waffles

posted at 2/5/2011 2:36 PM EST
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Glad my sister-in-law moved back from Norway. She makes great belgian waffles but I don't know the recipe. I just eat them when she invites us over.

Sounds great!

posted at 2/5/2011 2:36 PM EST
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Nikki - your recipe sounds delicious - can't wait to try it!