Confession time: I grew up eating these delicious yummy waffles but this was the first time that I had actually made them myself. My mom made these a lot for us, just like my grandma made for her. It is my Grandma’s recipe and one that has definitely deserved to stay around all these years. They are yummy! In fact, they are my older brother’s all time favorite meal and they are pretty much a staple in his house. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, it doesn’t matter. And while I have made Belgian waffles before for some reason I had never used this recipe. And now that I have made them I don’t think I’ll ever use anything but this one from now on!
There are two different ways to make these waffles, the lazy man way and the real way. The real way involves separating the egg whites from the yolks and beating the whites until they are fluffy before adding them into the batter. The lazy man way means you just add in the eggs whole and skip the step of separating the eggs. And they really will still taste pretty yummy. My mom made them that way plenty of times as well. But if you want to make them the real way then follow these steps:
You’ll need 3 Cups of Flour, 4 tsp Baking Powder, 2 tsp Sugar, 1 tsp Salt, 3/4 Cup Melted Butter, 4 Eggs (yolks & whites separated), 2 Cups Milk.
The first thing you want to do is melt the butter and set it aside so it can be completely cooled before you add it in. After that sift together the dry ingredients- the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
Separate the egg yolks and the egg whites. Set aside the whites, you’ll beat them (sounds so violent) in just a second.
In a separate bowl beat the egg whites until soft peaks form and the egg whites are thick and fluffy.
Gently fold the egg whites into the batter. Don’t over mix! The egg whites are full of air after they have been beaten…uh, whipped? Is there any other word that doesn’t sound so harsh!? Anyway, that air is what makes the batter so fluffy. If you over mix it the air will escape. Who can blame it for trying to escape? We just beat and whipped it.
After the batter is all mixed spray your waffle iron with cooking spray and pour in your batter and bake according to the iron settings. If you follow these steps I’ll go out on a limb and say that these might just be some of the fluffiest waffles you’ll ever have.