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!
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
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.