Belgian Waffle Recipes

Belgian Waffle Recipes

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1 package active dry yeast or 1/2 oz. fresh cake yeast

2 cups whole milk, warmed to 100 degrees

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1/8 tsp. salt

1 large egg

2 Tablespoons sugar

3 large egg yolks

7 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled to luke warm

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

3 Tablespoons Cognac

3 large egg whites, beaten to soft peaks

In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup lukewarm milk. Set aside until mixture is bubbling and foamy.

Sift the flour together with the salt into a big mixing bowl. Make a well in the center and add whole egg, yeast mixture and sugar. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Add remaining milk 1 3/4 cups and the egg yolks, one at a time, stirring until smooth.

Add melted butter, vanilla, and cognac, stir just till combined.

Fold in the egg whites . Cover with a clean towel and let rise for 1 hour in a warm place.

Stir down the batter and bake 1/2 cup at a time in waffle iron.

Here’s the waffle recipe common as street food that has pearl sugar in it.

Luikse Wafels

Mixture #1

1 1/4 oz. fresh cake yeast or 2 1/2 packages active dry yeast

1/4 cup warm water 100 degrees

1 cup flour

1 tablespoon sugar

1 large egg , beaten

1/3 cup milk, warm to 100 degrees

Mixture #2

9 tablespoons butter, at room temp.

6 Tablespoons flour

1 tsp. Vanilla

1/4 baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch of salt

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 cup pearl sugar

Prepare batter #1 in a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and 1 tablespoon of the flour and the sugar. Let stand until foamy.

Sift remaining flour into large bowl. Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture, egg and milk. Mix well with a wooden spoon to make a smooth batter. Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled or tripled in volume.

Meanwhile, prepare batter #2. In a medium bowl, mix butter , flour, salt ,vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and pearl sugar into a paste.

With hands, work batter #2 into batter#1 until well mixed. Shape dough into 10 balls. Flatten each into disk and dust with flour.

Bake in a medium-hot waffle iron. Not too hot or sugar burns. Bake until golden.

I get my pearl sugar off of Amazon.