Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Belgian Waffles like you've never had them before...

So a while back, my brother went to a restaurant and had "real" Belgian waffles. He said they were made from a dough, not a batter. Hmmmm...I began to wonder...could I come up with a whole wheat "dough" recipe for waffles? These are definitely not the "lightest" calorie-wise...but they are so fluffy and delicious...I had to try them out. So, over this break, I decided it was a good time for my WHOLE family to sample these waffles and oh, how they loved them! If you want to impress company staying over the holidays with the most delicious waffle...this is the recipe to use. So, here is the recipe for Fluffy Old Fashioned Belgian Waffles:

Fluffy Old Fashioned Belgian Waffles

1 C milk (heated for about 30-45 seconds to luke warm)

1 T yeast

Mix above ingredients together and set aside for about five minutes.

4 eggs, separated

1 C butter, melted

2 tsp vanilla

1/4 C + 2 T sugar

1 tsp salt

3 1/4 C whole wheat flour (white wheat is best)

1/4 C milk

Mix together flour, sugar and salt. Make a well in the center and put in egg yolks, vanilla and butter and milk/yeast mixture. Mix with electric mixer on medium speed, adding 1/4 C milk while mixing. Beat egg whites to soft peaks in a separate bowl. Mix gently to stir in egg whites. Let rise for about an hour. Stir down and bake in a heated waffle iron…mmmmmm. These are delicious served with whipped cream and berries.

Note: You can actually flavor them with vanilla, almond or other extracts, too. Just experiment to find the flavor you most enjoy!!!

P.S. Don't mind the paper plate...we went easy over the holidays and did paper products for everything...not too pretty, but MUCH easier!!!

P.P.S. I decided to keep my cookbook on sale through New Years...Merry Christmas!!!

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