I am much more of a waffle person than a pancake person. Belgian waffles are my favorite.
I love the fluffy texture and crispy exterior of Belgian Waffles and how they hold all the toppings so perfectly. Not to mention, they are the most gorgeous to shoot.
For a very long time, I wanted my own Belgian waffle maker. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, I never allowed myself the “luxury” of buying one for myself in the early years of my business. I finally bought one on Black Friday one year and I loved it as much as I thought I would.
I have tried out several recipes for the typical Belgian Waffle and finally worked out one of my favorite mixes. It is insanely light inside but still sturdy on the outside. Plus, the flavor is strong enough but not overpowering. I love putting all sorts of toppings on my waffles and can’t wait to post other waffle types (donut waffle?).
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup sugar
- 3½ teaspoons baking powder
- 2 eggs, separated
- 1½ cups milk
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, and baking powder.
- In another bowl, lightly beat egg yolks. Add milk, butter and vanilla; mix well.
- Stir into dry ingredients just until combined.
- Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold into batter.
- Bake in a preheated waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions until golden brown.
- Serve with toppings of your choice.