Monday, July 13, 2009

Mom's Malted Belgian Waffles



I got this recipe from my mom, good old cooking-frenzy mom.

Did I ever tell you about the time she made these at my house?

Nope? It was about 3 years ago, a tad more, I think I was pregnant with Eric and we were living in the little house on Hibiscus Court. Well, she made this huge batch of batter and stuck the leftover, unused batter in the fridge. I didn't realize there was waffle batter in there. Mom and Dad went home. The next day I open the fridge door and there is this weird batter stuck to everything from your knees down, all over the shelf, down the side and back, and into the produce drawers. It took a lot of scrubbing the get the semi-dried out, freakishly puffy batter cleaned out.

But other than that one freakish time, these are awesome waffles. I normally just cook up any leftover batter and freeze the waffles so I always have waffles on hand. Homemade waffles instead of Eggos...yum.

I took these photos at Mom's place, hence the variation in decor.



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Ingredients
1 package dry yeast
2 cups lukewarm milk
4 eggs, separated
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ cups sifted flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
½ cup melted butter

Method
1. Sprinkle yeast over warm milk; stir to dissolve.
2. Beat egg yolks and add to yeast mixture with vanilla.
3. Sift together flour, salt and sugar; add to liquid ingredients.
4. Stir in melted butter and combine thoroughly.
5. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Carefully fold whites into batter.
6. Let mixture stand in a warm place about 45 minutes or until mixture doubles in bulk.



7. Preheat waffle iron. Spray iron with nonstick spray, or brush with shortening. Use ¾ - 1 cup mix per waffle. Make sure to spread the batter evenly in the iron wells or you'll get a waffle that looks like this.



Still tasty but Justin always teases me about not getting them perfectly filled every time.

I say shut up and eat it. They all taste the same.

8. Makes about eight Belgian waffles