I had my first Belgian Waffle in Belgium when I was 17years old, and I've been searching ever since for a recipe that matches that memory. While this still doesn't have the huge chunks of sugar you'll find on the streets of Brussels, it's a pretty close second. It's got a soft, chewy center with a crusted edge- Melts in your mouth!
- 2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Sliced fresh strawberries or syrup
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 until golden brown. Serve with strawberries or syrup. Yeilds 10 waffles about 4 1/4'.
** For a sweeter, crispier version use 3/4 cup sugar and 1cup butter**