Baking Belgian Waffles

Waffles taste great at any minute of the day, there are breakfast waffles, lunch or brunch waffles and waffles as a snack…  or just have waffles for dessert!  There is a thousand reasons for baking waffles, such as my new waffle iron for example – I finally got one and I absolutely LOVE it! It’s not a fancy waffle iron, but sufficient for me and my goals.  You can keep these waffles in an airtight container and surprise whomever you like with a classic goodie.  Below recipe is inspired from Jeroen Meus (@Dagelijksekost)

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Ingredients (this will yield about 12-13 waffles):

  • 150gr sugar (I mixed 120gr white sugar with 30gr of my homemade vanilla sugar)
  • 200gr butter
  • 250gr self-raising flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla pudding powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 pinches of salt

 

Method:

Please weigh your ingredients carefully, this is important for baking (with cooking you can kind of wing it but with baking you cannot).

Take a pot and melt the butter on a low heat, make sure it doesn’t colour or burn, we just need it melted.  If you prefer to use ghee, you can use that instead. Once melted, take off the heat and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour and the sugar, then add the baking powder and the vanilla pudding powder.  Mix well, you can use a kitchen machine if you like.

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Next add the eggs one by one, and mix well under the dough mix.  Once you have a smooth batter, poor in the melted butter and stir this under.  Don’t forget the salt!  Once all mixed well, leave the batter in the fridge for 30 -60minutes. This will make it harder and easier to scoop out.

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To bake the waffles, heat up your waffle iron.  Use some sort of cooking spray of choice if your iron is not non-stick.  If it is, just place 2 scoops of dough in the middle of the plate of each approx. 40gr. Close the iron and let cook for a max of about 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. This will depend on your individual machine.  Mine takes about 4-5 minutes on the highest heat.  Carefully lift out with a prick fork and set aside to cool down.  Or eat straight away if you like (that’s what I did).  Eat as they come or combine with honey, or fresh fruit, chocolate sauce or whatever else you fancy!

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