For Christmas I got a Belgian waffle maker. Woot Woot! Maybe not quite as exciting to you all as to me. Growing up we would have breakfast for dinner every now and again, and Belgian waffles was a staple of that meal. Now I can make my very own.
I decided to break it out on New Years Day, and discovered something wonderful. Making the waffles from scratch is just a little bit more amazing than using a mix………and really not any more difficult. I’m going to say its the little bit of Vanilla that makes all of the difference. Here is the recipe that I used, and will most likely be using much more in the future.
1 cup milk
1/2 cup melted butter
1 Tbsp Vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
Beat whole eggs in a bowl until thick. Beat milk, melted butter and vanillia into eggs. In a separate bowl combine remaining ingridients. Sift into egg mixture and mix well. Bake as directed.
I also opted to use homemade whipped cream to top off my waffles, which also is very simple to make. Simply use the whisk attachment of your mixer and beat heaving whipping cream, and add powdered sugar to the desired sweetness. I usually use about 2 tbsp. per cup of cream.