Belgium Waffles

Grandma (my mom) sent my son something special just for him but the whole family benefits from this gift too! My son enjoys cooking just like I do so this gift is a natural fit of course. The gift is a Belgium Waffle maker! This is a nice one too! It cooks them perfectly, easy to clean, cooks two at a time, and of course “cool looking” according to my son. I have to agree. I have not used it myself but I am sure it is easy to use as well. This is also a great gift because it gives my son and I more time together and something we can share in common. What a great grandma we have!

Of course we HAD to use it the very day it was delivered via UPS. But as luck would have it UPS was running about a hour or so later then normal. My son did not know it was on the way so I had to stall dinner. Little did I know that Belgium Waffles take more then a hour to prepare. So we went with standard waffles that night. But now that it’s a few days later we can make true Belgium Waffles,  the recipe and experience follows.

The Maker

The Maker

Feed Me!

Feed Me!

Can I eat now?

Can I eat now?

This recipe is a modified version from the manual. For those of you that are interested in the unit model it’s Warining Pro WWM1200SA (this is a really nice one!)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 packet (2 1/3 teaspoons) Active Dry Yeast
  • 3 cups of All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 3 Lagre Eggs – seperated Plus 1 Egg White
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Skim Milk
  • 8 tablespoons Unsalted Butter – melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

The long time to eat steps (1 hour is a long time when you are hungry) – This takes 1 hour after you blend all the ingredients!

  1. Heat half of the water to lukewarm (105-110 F) and add to a large bowl then add yeast and a pinch of sugar to dissolve. This will foam when done about 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Add flour and salt to a large bowl then stir to blend then set aside
  3. To the dissolved yeast bowl add egg yokes, one egg white and the remaining sugar stir to blend
  4. Add the reaming water, milk, melted cooled butter, oil and vanilla extract  stir until smooth
  5. Add the liquid mix to the dry mix and beat until smooth
  6. In your mixer bowl add the egg whites and beat until stiff speaks are formed (see picture below)
  7. Fold egg whites into batter
  8. Let the batter stand for 1 hour coming back every 15 minutes to stir. During this time the batter will be rising and smells so good!
  9. Heat the waffle maker, when heated pour batter into maker making sure to distribute batter evenly and push down into grids. This is yeast based so you will have bubbles.
  10. Cook per manufactures directions
  11. Top with your favorite topping (see my post here for an idea) and enjoy. You will!
Stiff Peaks from beating the egg whites

Stiff Peaks from beating the egg whites

Fold in the egg whites

Fold in the egg whites

Stir every 15 minutes for 1 hour

Stir every 15 minutes for 1 hour

The batter will rise over the hour. Oh waiting for the waffle iron to heat up!

The batter will rise over the hour. Oh waiting for the waffle iron to heat up!

Add some batter with the provided measuring cup

Add some batter with the provided measuring cup

be sure to spread evenly and get the batter into the grids.

Be sure to spread evenly and get the batter into the grids.

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