A few days before Christmas day, I was talking to my sister about my obsession for waffles and I said, “If no one will get me one, find one, or give me a gift this Christmas; I would really have to splurge on importing for myself, even if it means consuming too much space for my shop package”. I was actually asking my elder sister or my parents to give me one… HAHAHA! My friend actually sent me a link few days before Christmas too, and it’s a link from a well-known online shop site… but told her I won’t be buying any appliance or gadget from that site ever again! Too many negative feedback and my previous purchase from them didn’t turn out okay.
Guess, I’ve been nice this year and Santa granted me my round waffle maker. It is really hard to find a reliable, round, waffle maker in PH stores. I have been looking for it since last year when I got addicted in eating Belgian waffles. Whenever I go to different malls, I always ask if they have any round waffle maker for sale, and the answer would always be the same… “none, but we have the square-type”. I find the round ones more delish looking than squares… I know it would have the same taste, but not the same “Belgian-ish” feeling! HAHA!
Anyways, I got this as Christmas present. hoorayyy! THANK YOU TO THE SWEETEST BOYFRIEND EVER (JOHN JOSEPH TAN 😝😁 asked me to edit this post and put his name! LOL!) WHO GAVE ME THIS BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT EVER!!! 😍😝
As my first attempt, I made a Classic Belgian Waffle… I combined 2-3 different recipes I found over the net and it turned out yummmy!
CLASSIC BELGIAN WAFFLE
p style=”text-align:center;”>DRY Ingredients
1 3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp salt
3 tbl Sugar
1/8 tsp Baking Soda
1 3/4 Cup Milk
1/2 Cup Melted Butter
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 eggs (separated)
- Preheat your waffle iron. Brush oil onto the center of your waffle iron or you may use a non-sticking oil spray for baking. Preheating according to the manual included in your waffle maker. Mine says 3-8 minutes, but I tried preheating it at 15 minutes. I have read in some posts that preheating it at 15 minutes gives off a perfect crunchy on the outside and fluffy at the middle waffles (and so it did at the end)
- While your waffle iron is preheating, prepare the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and baking soda. See to it that all the dry ingredients was mixed altogether. Then keep it aside or for what I did, I used the same technique this Vlogger did. She shove the dry ingredients in one side, so we don’t need another bowl to mix our wet ingredients. And I also find it easy to mix the dry and wet ingredients together, would love to do this to all my baking works.
- Mix the wet ingredients: milk, melted butter, vanilla extract, and egg YOLK.
- In a small bowl, whisk the EGG WHITE until it has air bubbles. Or you may use a hand mixer until the egg whites became fluffy. We want those air in our waffles to give off that fluffy, soft finish.
- After mixing of the dry and wet ingredients, add up the egg whites. And mix thoroughly. Don’t over mix! We need those air bubbles, and mixing it a little longer would eliminate it.
- Ladle 1/2 – 1 cup of the batter to your waffle iron… or depends on how much you want. If there’s excessive leakage, use less batter for the next waffle.
- Close the lid until the waffle is golden brown.
- Lift the waffle out of the iron with a pair of tongs and serve 🙂
- You may put some butter, confectioner’s sugar, maple syrup and/or chocolate syrup on top.
Try it now and let me know how it goes with you 🙂