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.
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!)
- 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!
- 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.
- Add flour and salt to a large bowl then stir to blend then set aside
- To the dissolved yeast bowl add egg yokes, one egg white and the remaining sugar stir to blend
- Add the reaming water, milk, melted cooled butter, oil and vanilla extract stir until smooth
- Add the liquid mix to the dry mix and beat until smooth
- In your mixer bowl add the egg whites and beat until stiff speaks are formed (see picture below)
- Fold egg whites into batter
- 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!
- 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.
- Cook per manufactures directions
- Top with your favorite topping (see my post here for an idea) and enjoy. You will!