Belgian Waffles

The Adventures of Bob & Shan - Belgian Waffles

Is brunch after 12 o’clock still brunch? Are waffles appropriate at 2pm? These are the kind of pressing issues, Shannon and I face on a Sunday.

After planning a waffle brunch with Shannon’s mom and sister, we figured 11am would be a good time to start feasting on waffles. We figured wrong. As I was perusing waffle recipes around 9:30am, I received a Snapchat from Shan’s mom showcasing her “Fresh berry breakfast”, and I was a little concerned about our future waffle plans. This concern grew as Shan texted me from upstairs:

“Guess whaaat?”.

Your family can’t make it for brunch?

No! I wanted to make waffles!

Fortunately, it was just our 11am waffle plans being postponed to “around 1:30″. Our waffle brunch, soon became waffle lunch. We adjusted our plans, made some breakfast, and settled on a waffle recipe from the Joy of Cooking (shout out to Ross & Celeste for the cookbook!). The waffles came out light and fluffy, nicely browned, and not overly sweet.

The Adventures of Bob & Shan - Belgian Waffles

Belgian Waffles
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Belgian
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Serves: 8-12
A classic Belgian waffle recipe from the Joy of Cooking.
  • 3 cups warm milk (105°-115°F)
  • 1 envelope (2¼ tsp) active dry yeast
  • ¾ cup (1½ sticks) butter (room temp)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 4 cups (520 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 3 egg whites
  • Powder sugar
  1. In a large bowl, add active dry yeast and milk. Let stand minutes, then whisk until combined.
  2. Add butter, sugar, egg yolk, vanilla, and salt into milk and yeast mixture, whisking until combined.
  3. Once combined, add flour, mixing until smooth. Let rest at room temperature for about 1 to 1.5 hours, until batter has roughly doubled in size.
  4. Once risen, beat egg whites until you achieve soft peaks, then fold into the batter.
  5. Preheat waffle iron.
  6. Add the appropriate amount of batter (our waffle maker took about a cup of batter), cooking waffles until browned to your liking.
  7. Once the waffle are cooked, steam should no longer be coming out of the waffle, and it should easily release from the waffle iron.
  8. Store cooked waffles in the oven, directly on the rack, at 200°F, while making the rest of the waffles.
  9. Serve waffles with your choice of powdered sugar, fresh fruit, whipped cream, or maple syrup.

Recipe from the Joy of Cooking.

The Adventures of Bob & Shan - Belgian Waffles

Now I just need to figure out what to do with the 6 leftover waffles in my freezer. Chicken and waffle sandwiches? Waffle BLT’s? Just eat them like normal? So many options, but I feel like you may find a future waffle sandwich post here!


Belgian Waffles - Classic recipe for a delicious brunch.

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