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How to Make Belgian Waffles

Perfect with fresh fruits, whipped cream, and butter, Belgian waffles will surely make up your day with its tender texture and its flavor. Belgian waffles become more tender and delicious when it is made with yeast and is served while hot. Paired well with freshly brewed coffee or freshly squeezed orange juice, Belgian waffles will make your day when eaten during breakfast and will give you a boost of energy.

For tender and flavorful Belgian waffles, try this recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup melted butter (lukewarm)
  • 2 3/4 cups milk (warmed 45C / 110F)
  • 1 pack dry yeast (active, .25 ounce)
  • 1/4 cup milk (warmed 45C / 110F)

Instructions:

  1. Using 1/4 cup warm milk, dissolve .25 ounce of active dry yeast. Leave the solution for about ten minutes or until the consistency becomes creamy.
  2. Prepare a large bowl for mixing and pour in the melted butter together with the egg yolks and 1/4 cup warm milk. Add in the yeast mixture, salt, sugar, and vanilla extract. Alternately pour in the all purpose flour and the remaining warm milk. Beat in the egg whites until the mixture turns foamy, fold it into the batter. With a plastic wrap, cover the bowl tightly and make sure that no air enters or comes out. Leave the bowl covered for about one hour in room temperature so that the yeast doubles the volume of the mixture.
  3. Warm the waffle iron and brush it lightly with oil. Spoon in half a cup of the batter on the waffle iron and close the lid. Take the waffle out when steam stops to come out from the lid or when the waffle is perfectly golden brown. Belgian waffles are best served while hot. To keep them warm, place them in a 200C oven.

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