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Belgian Waffles

Ola Rokita05 February 2019Comments (2)

Belgian Waffles

Belgian Waffles or, as I grew up knowing them, “Gofry”, are my favorite breakfast treat. Summers would not be summers without waffles. As a kid growing up in Poland, waffles were sold everywhere during the summer. They were sold on the beeches, in the town squares, near parks, or even by the road side. Kind of like you occasionally see a BBQ stand along the roadside in the U.S.

I am crazy about waffles, that’s why I make them regularly on Sundays for my family year round, not just summers. My kids love them too. They especially enjoy putting all kinds of toppings to make them their own. My favorite topping is a mix of berries with a dollop of whipped cream on top.

As with my other recipes, I avoid making my Belgian Waffles with baking powder. Of course you can replace yeast with one teaspoon of baking powder and 1/2 a teaspoon of baking soda.  However, yeast is natural and healthier. It does take a little longer to make them with yeast, but the benefits are worth the wait.

It’s also important to have a good waffle maker. There are several varieties out there, and they can range from about $30 – $60. If you’re a big fan of waffles and hope to make them at home at least every couple of months, then it’s worth investing in one.

For optimum waffles, I use wheat flour from Poland type 520-550. This type of flour is excellent to use for baking with yeast. It’s also not enriched like most local brands. Click here to learn why I only bake with this flour.

Belgian Waffles

Ingredients

  • 3-4 cups flour (Luksusowa)
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1.5 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 packet active dry yeast (25 grams or 1 oz of fresh bakers yeast)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp melted unsalted butter (for brushing onto the waffle iron)

Instructions

  1. Warm up milk (do not boil it) and add eggs and sugar. 

  2. Mix it together over a low heat until the mixture is warm, but not hot.

  3. Add yeast and mix it further. Let it stand for 10 minutes so that the yeast activates.(wet mixture)

  4. In a large bowl, add flour, salt, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla.

  5. Melt butter and let it cool for few minutes.

  6. Combine the "wet mixture" with the flour, salt, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla in a large bowl and mix it well together until the batter is smooth.  

  7. Add the melted butter and continue mixing.

  8. Once thoroughly mixed, let it stand for 25-30 minutes covered with a dish towel for the batter to expand.

  9. Heat up the waffle maker and with a ladle pour enough batter to spread evenly throughout the iron space.

  10. Each waffle takes about 4 minutes to bake.

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Belgian Waffles
Alex Rokita
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Jonathan March 14, 2019 at 06:42

These are also one of my favorites and should be displayed on top. They are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, delicious.

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Ola Rokita March 14, 2019 at 20:34

Thanks Jonathan! Yes, these waffles are very crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The other weekend I ended up eating four, and could have easily eaten more. Thanks for visiting my site. Hope you enjoy making them regularly for breakfast. 🙂

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