Recipe: Belgian Waffles

BELGIAN WAFFLES

Waffles are one of the most iconic breakfast items in the US... This is our version, which doesn't even need a waffle iron! So many diners offer them up, each with their own choice or combination of toppings. Yet the waffle's origins lie in the heart of Europe... Belgium. Here's how we made ours!

Ingredients

Batter

  • 225 g plain flour
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 70 g caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 330 ml whole milk
  • a knob of butter
  • a glug of vegetable oil

Serving

  • a few glugs of double cream
  • a handful fresh berries
Make the Batter

Step 1

Make The Batter

Mix together the flour, salt, sugar and baking powder in a bowl. Separate the eggs and set aside the whites in a clean bowl. Combine the egg yolks, milk and vanilla extract. Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry. Whisk the egg whites to medium peaks and gently fold through the batter.

Frying the Waffles

Step 2

Frying The Waffles

Heat a griddle pan to a medium high temperature and chuck in the butter and a glug of oil. Spoon in the batter to the desired shape or to fill the groves if using a waffle iron. Fry until the waffle just begins to cook around the edges and the bottom is crisp and golden... usually about 2 minutes. Flip the waffle and cook for another 2-3 minutes, until both sides are golden.

Finishing and Serving

Step 3

Finishing And Serving

Whip the cream to soft peaks. Prepare and wash your berries of choice. Serve the waffles piled high with the cream and some fresh berries.

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