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December 5th, 2012 · Print Print

We had a full house over Thanksgiving weekend, and one of the things I quickly realized: cooking Thanksgiving dinner is only half the battle!  You also have a bunch of meals before and after (well, “after” meals generally consist of leftovers with my family) to plan for!  I knew I wanted to do something quick and easy on the holiday morning, but I still wanted it to be festive and special.

Enter: Belgian Waffles!  We have a terrific waffle maker, so this whole recipe took less than 30 minutes.  Throw in some powdered sugar, maple syrup, and sliced fruit, and you have a breakfast to feed a crowd that doesn’t take all day.  Perfect for holiday brunch-time!

I used my gorgeous Noritake Cometa plates here — I get so many compliments on these!  I love how the pattern is so sleek and modern, but it’s easy to match with all the other pieces in our cabinets! 

Belgian Waffles

INGREDIENTS

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 large eggs, separated
1/4 cup sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 cups milk

DIRECTIONS

Preheat your waffle iron.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside.  In a second bowl, beat together the egg yolks and sugar until sugar dissolves and the eggs turn pale yellow.  Add the melted butter and milk to the eggs and whisk to combine. Add the flour mixture and whisk briefly.  In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form and gently fold them into the waffle batter.

Pour just enough batter into the iron to cover the grid.  Cook until the machine’s light says that the waffles are finished, or until they are golden brown, about 4 minutes.


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Tags: Breakfast and Brunch · food · holiday



2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Marie-Eve @aprettynest // Dec 5, 2012 at 8:23 am

    I’ll try that recipie for shure, I love wraffles !
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  • 2 Rosemaryandthegoat // Dec 7, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    I just bought myself an All-clad belgian waffle maker. I’m using your recipe but taking one step further and will probably blog it.  My mother use to put one whole piece of raw bacon across each 2 waffles. That would be 1/2 piece of bacon per waffle. Shut the lid and wait for the most delicious waffle you have ever tasted. The bacon gets done and imparts the best bacon flavor into the waffle. I did these once at Williams Sonoma when I worked there and had this UPS driver that was there for the class come back a year later and tell me that she does them for her family and now they won’t eat waffles any other way. I love to make these because it brings back memories of my mother.

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