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BackstoryMy husband and I visited his parents in Georgia recently for Christmas. While visiting, my mother-in-law made these delicious waffles for breakfast using her Waring Pro Belgian Waffle maker. I must say that these were the best home-made waffles I had ever had (crispy outside and moist on the inside).
A couple of weeks after Christmas, I got a package in the mail (for my birthday), and my mother-in-law sent me my own Waring Pro Belgian Waffle maker! I was so excited!
Anyhow, this recipe is from the Waring Pro brand (which tastes great!) If you have a different brand waffle-maker, this should still work fine, but I highly endorse the Waring Pro if you adore Belgian Waffles like I do. (Thanks again, Mom!)
NOTE: I recommend Dutchmom4's Buttermilk Syrup recipe for a topping, or if you like, fresh or frozen Strawberries & Blueberries with whip cream.
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (one packet)
- 3 cups sifted flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs, separated (for 3 yolks and 1 egg white)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- Heat half of the water to lukewarm, 105°-110F. Dissolve the yeast in the water with a pinch of sugar; let stand for 5-10 minutes, until the mixture begins to foam.
- Put the flour and salt into the large bowl; stir to blend and reserve.
- Add the egg yolks, one of the egg whites, and remaining sugar to the yeast mixture; stir to blend.
- Add the remaining water, milk, melted butter, oil, and vanilla; stir until the mixture is smooth.
- Stir the liquid mixture into the flour mixture and beat until the mixture is smooth.
- Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form when removing the mixer. Fold the egg whites gently into the Belgian waffle batter.
- Let the batter stand for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
- Preheat your waffle maker on your preferred setting (use setting #4 for the Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker); the ready indicator light will turn on when preheated (the green indicator light for the Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker).
- For best results, do not open the waffle maker during cooking of the Belgian waffle recipe. Doing so will offset the timing mechanism.
- Bon Appetit!