Brussels waffles

This is definitely a Belgium specialty. After 8 years living in Belgium it worth to try something local at home. I bought sometimes some from touristic shops, but believe me there is no compare. The ones you buy on the streets are extremely sweet and most of the time not well cooked. I gave up on the idea of trying more of them until one day when my neighbor brought me some for my daughter. There were 2 bags and my daughter eat them all. Then I saw in this a great potential to try tp cook them myself. The only important tool that I was missing was the waffle maker / gaufrier. It took me a while to decide to buy one, but one day, I saw a promotion in a supermarket and I just felt it was the time. Coming home, I went to action. My daughter enjoyed a lot the whole process. I picked the first recipe written on the leaflet that came with the waffle maker. It was a very low sugar recipe, so it was perfect. Anyway, they are to be combined with something sweet like jam or honey so why to add extra sugar.
This is not the recipe to make and eat them without a topping so if this what you are after, look for another recipe.
We liked them as they are and my daughter loved them with honey or cerise jam.

  • 250g all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs (white and yolks separated)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 20g fresh yeast
  • 200ml water (40ºC)
  • 100g melted butter
  • 300g milk (40ºC)

  1. Mix flour, egg yolks and sugar.
  2. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and mix it in previous composition.
  3. Add the warm milk and melted butter and mix well.
  4. Beat the whites.
  5. Incorporate slowly the whites in the composition.
  6. Preheat the waffle maker.
  7. Pour one ladle of composition in the waffle maker.
  8. Let it cool according to the instructions of the waffle maker or until they are partially browned / cooked.
  9. Cool them on a rack

Serve them with honey, jam, ice cream, whipping cream, fruits or anything else you prefer.

Recipe inspired from the Waffle maker instructions (Primo).


Liv said...

Hi, I found this on FoodGawker and was hoping I could get your permission to post the recipe on my instagram recipe page (@foodie_recipes) as it looks delicious! I will tag you in the photo and put your website address on the post! Hope this is okay, thanks :) x

HungryShots said...

Dear Liv, you are welcome to share the recipe and the photo!

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