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Basic Belgian Waffle Recipe

Basic Belgian Waffle Recipe

A light and airy Belgian waffle recipe that is perfect on its own or altering by adding chocolate or pureed fruit to the batter. It works perfectly in most electric or stove top waffle makers and way better than any box mixes. This recipe has enough sugar to give slight crispness to the crust of the waffle.

Tools Used

  • Small, Medium and Large
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Ingredients

Yield: Approximately 3 Waffles

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Weight*

Volume

Flour, cake 100 135g 1 cup
Baking Powder 5.9 8g 1.5 teaspoons
Salt 1.1 1.25g 1/4 teaspoon
Corn Starch 11.8 16g 2 tablespoon
Sugar, granulated 3.7 45g 3 tablespoons
Eggs, separated 74 100g 2 large
Butter, softened 33 45g 3 tablespoons
Vanilla extract 3.8 5g 1 teaspoon
Milk or buttermilk 174 235g 1 cup
* Use volume measurement for anything under 10 grams for digital scales measuring in 1 gram increments as measuring 5 grams on a 1 gram accuracy scale leaves you with a 20% possible variance at best.

Directions

  1.  Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, salt, corn starch, sugar) in a large mixing bowl using a whisk or a flour sifter until well combined. 
  2. Crack eggs and separate the yolks in one medium mixing bowl and the whites in another.
  3. Whisk softened butter and egg yolk together.
  4. Whisk half the milk and all egg whites together. Add remaining milk and whisk. (Separating these allows the egg to mix more consistently as the yolk combines better with butter and whites better with milk)
  5. Combine the two liquid mixtures, whisk until combined.
  6. Preheat your waffle iron to manufacturer recommended settings or technique.
  7. Once preheated and not before mix the liquid into the dry ingredients. Only strir until combined with a wooden spoon or spatula, about ten stirs around the bowl. The waffle batter will still have a few small lumps but thats ok they will cook out. (Do not whisk or use a mixer as agitation promotes the gluten to align creating a more dense waffle)
  8. Pour the manufacturer recommended amount of batter into the waffle iron, close and flip immediately.
  9. Experiment with times and ‘brownness setting’. For this recipe using the Waring Pro waffle irons I prefer the dial set to all the way dark and cook for about 30 seconds after the beep.

 

Cooking A Large Batch of Waffles

If you need to make a large batch of waffles but want them to all be warm and crispy to eat at the same time you can heat your oven to 210°F  (100°C) and place waffles for up to 30 minutes on a baking screen or baking sheet in a single layer.