A couple weeks ago, I mentioned that my sister was coming to stay with us over her winter break from school. We had so much fun together, although I wish we had been able to spend a little more time in the kitchen. My favorite thing we made together is definitely these buttermilk Belgian waffles, which we made for dinner one night just for fun, because who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? We had been to the mall earlier in the day, and I decided to put all the Williams-Sonoma gift cards I got for Christmas toward their All-Clad Belgian waffle maker. So far, I am loving it! I always order Belgian waffles when hubby and I go out for breakfast or when we’re on vacation, so I figured it would be a good investment. We also made caramelized bananas using a recipe my sister had, so we topped our waffles with the fruit, lots of maple syrup, and some whipped cream, too. I made these waffles again for hubby over the weekend, and he loved them too. If you have a Belgian waffle maker, give these a try…they’re crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside – perfection in my book!
Recipe adapted from All-Clad’s Waffle Maker Recipes booklet.
- 3 eggs, separated
- 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
- 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/3 cup sugar
Preheat the waffle maker to medium-high heat, and preheat your oven to 200 degrees (for keeping the cooked waffles warm). In a large bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, buttermilk, butter, and vanilla until well-blended.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.
Add the flour mixture to the egg yolk mixture and whisk until smooth. In another medium bowl, whisk the egg white until stiff peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold the egg whites into the batter.
Pour about 1/3 cup of the batter into each well of the waffle maker and close the lid. Cook until crisp (it took 5-6 minutes for my waffle maker). Repeat with the remaining batter. Transfer the finished waffles to a baking sheet, and place them in the oven to keep warm until you are ready to serve them. Serve with butter, jam, maple syrup, fruit, whipped cream…whatever your heart desires!