Every weekend, I like to make big breakfasts. I guess it's to make up to some boring weekday ones. My family likes pancakes but I always wanted to try in making Belgian Waffles. I got a neat double Belgian Waffle maker for my birthday (Thanks mommy for my monetary gift! lol) I went and got a waffle box mix since I wanted to try that baby right away. (I hear booing and gasps coming from my readers and rightly so!) O.M.G! Those were the driest and tasteless waffles ever! Everyone said they were ok but I do have a palate. lol
Off to webland for a great recipe of what a waffle should taste like and I found it! Thank you Allrecipes! Now these do take some time since they are yeast base but they are worth it. Trust me. Here's the recipe from Allrecipes.com. It makes 8 big waffles but I usually make 4 or 5 then put the batter in the fridge for the next day.
1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
3 egg whites
1.In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup warm milk. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
2.In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, 1/4 cup of the warm milk and the melted butter. Stir in the yeast mixture, sugar, salt and vanilla. Stir in the remaining 2 1/2 cups milk alternately with the flour, ending with the flour. Beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks; fold into the batter. Cover the bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.