Dec 5, 2011

eat your heart out: belgian waffles!


Belgian Waffles


Every other week when we go out to breakfast with friends I have the yummiest waffles. A couple of weeks back I wanted to make them at home but found out that our pancake mix had expired and so I had to do without. arnab told me to make them by scratch and I laughed him off telling him that it was an impossible feat!

A few days later I decided I should at least look at a waffle recipe instead of writing the whole thing off. I found this one and made the waffles Thanksgiving morning.  

The waffles came out so good!! 
I assumed they would be hard to make by scratch but this recipe made the process so easy!
My mom loved them so much she told me she wouldn't buy the boxed mixes anymore.  :)
(At the site where I found the recipe, they give directions to make whip cream if you don't know how to make it.) 

Recipe

Ingredients 
1 1/4 cups sifted cake flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cups sugar
pinch of salt
4 egg yolks
3/4 cups milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cups melted butter
4 egg whites

Directions
1. Preheat a waffle iron.

2. Make the whip cream and place in refrigerator to chill.

3. Sift together the flour, baking powder, 1/4 c. sugar, and salt onto a piece of waxed paper.

4. Beat the egg yolks lightly and add the milk, vanilla and melted butter. Drop in the dry ingredients and stir just enough to combine.

5. In a separate, clean bowl, beat the egg whites until they are stiff but not dry and fold them into the batter gently.

6. Bake in a seasoned waffle iron at medium heat until the steam stops escaping.





Optional (top however you like!)

7. Dust the baked waffles with confectioner's sugar and top with whipped cream. Sliced strawberries or peaches may be served on top.


Happy eating!
Cheers!

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