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 by The Adventures of Bob & Shan at