Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Belgian Waffles

We are in the spring season and the Spring Classic series happen in Belgium. Belgian cycling is the inspiration for the enitre cycling world. This simple recipe will get you into the spring season. The cold, wet and windy riding days lay ahead is the stuff that makes riders stronger. All Canadians can appreciate thhis weather and the Belgian spirit. Having this small taste of Belgium is better than eating the dirt from Belgian cobbles.

Brussels Waffle

10 tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon salad oil
1 tablespoon vanilla flavoring
2 cups milk
2 cups water
1 ounce fresh yeast or
1½ envelopes granulated yeast
4 cups sifted flour
4 eggs, separated
½ cup sugar

Heat ½ cup of the water to lukewarm. Dissolve the yeast in the water. Put the flour into a large bowl. Stir in the egg yolks, the sugar, and the yeast. Beat in the remaining water, the milk, the butter, salt, salad oil, and vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth. Beat the egg whites until they stand in stiff peaks. Fold them into the batter. Let the batter stand for 1 hour, stirring it 4 times. Bake the waffles in a waffle iron as usual. Serve with whipped cream, fruit, jam or sugar (if you have a sweet tooth). Send us one !

Liege Waffle

Another native waffle, that can be baked with any waffle iron

1 ¾ cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg
1 ½ cup light beer
¼ salad oil
vanilla extract to taste


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try these out!
We use a Warring Pro waffle Iron, its a home version of the heavy duty restraunt irons. It cost about $130 but after trying a number of irons that did not perform this was perfect. It makes the big round waffles. MMMM Good!

JP said...

We sat down to this breakfast on Monday morning, it was a perfect way to start the week. Enjoy.