How to Make Classic Restaurant Style Belgian Waffles
In this instructable, I will show you how to make amazing Classic Belgian Waffles, the kind you would find at a restaurant, only better! These Belgian waffles are really easy to make, let's get to it. Enjoy! Eat your heart out IHOP. Follow the simple steps or watch the short video tutorial, or do both!
2 cups of flour (256 grams)
4 eggs (separated)
2 cups of milk (480 ml)
2 Tbs of sugar (25 grams)
1/2 stick or 4 Tbs of unsalted butter (melted) (2 ounces)
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract (2.5 ml)
1/2 tsp of salt (3 grams)
2 tsp of baking powder (10 grams)
***double check the metric conversion, but I believe they are correct. :)
Makes about 6 Large Belgian Waffles. Amount will vary depending on your waffle iron. You don't need a fancy waffle iron like I have, but since I make waffles all the time I splurged and got a nice one.
Step 1: Add Sugar to Egg Yolks
First in a large bowl, put our egg yolks in there, I usually will take two large bowls, crack and separate my eggs, and put the yolks in one bowl and the whites in the other bowl. Next add your sugar, then using a mixer mix the two together.
Step 2: Add Rest of Liquid Ingredients
Now we add our melted butter, vanilla extract, and our milk. Then using a mixer or whisk, mix it in well.
Step 3: Add Dry Ingredients
Now we add our dry ingredients. I like to use a sifter, but it is not absolutely necessary. First add the flour, then the salt and baking powder. Sift or mix it together. If you don't use a mixer, it is a good idea to mix all the dry ingredients with a whisk in another bowl first, before adding it to the liquid mixture.
Step 4: Mix in the Dry Ingredients
Next we use a whisk to mix in the dry ingredients. We don't want to use a mixer at this point, because we don't want to over mix the batter.
Step 5: Whisk the Egg Whites
Now lets whisk our egg whites, until they form nice looking peaks, pretty much just lots of bubbles. I have a whisk attachment for my hand mixer, which works great, or you can use a traditional whisk or fork and beat the whites really well.
Step 6: Fold in the Egg Whites
Next we just fold in the egg whites. using a whisk or wooden spoon or spatula. Gently fold in the egg whites. We don't want to over mix. The reason why we have the egg whites separated from the egg yolks, is because it helps to make the waffles bigger and fluffier.
Step 7: Pour Batter Into Waffle Iron
Now just use your favorite waffle iron and complete your waffles. Mine is pretty fancy, it cost close to 80 dollars, but I figured it was worth it, since I make waffles a lot. You can use any waffle iron. But to get the bigger style waffles, you want the deep irons like mine, they have cheaper Belgian waffle irons as well. Mine has a indicator light when the waffle iron is heated up, and beeps when the waffles are done (nice golden brown). Make sure to use cooking spray on your iron, the first time. I find with this batch (6 waffles) I only need to spray the iron at the beginning. No need to spray in between each waffle, unless your iron is beat up, and the waffles keep sticking.
Step 8: Toppings
Now for this waffle I just used the classic maple sugar and powdered sugar. There are all kinds of topping choices that you can use - strawberries, whipped cream, blueberries, chocolate chips, raspberries, black berries, nutella, bananas, etc. frozen yogart, ice cream, snickers bars, kit kats, M&Ms, ok now I am just being silly.
***You can fold in bananas and other fruits into the batter, and they make awesome fruity waffles that way too. :)
I hope you enjoyed this instructable, now go out there and make some of your own!!