Any self respecting waffle mogul will know the secret to a fluffy waffle recipe. Luckily, this secret is not only reserved for plain waffles, but it can be used to make fluffy Belgian waffles and flavored ones too, perhaps with chocolate chips or blueberries mixed into the batter.
That all important ‘secret’ to making a fluffy Belgian waffle recipe is to separate the eggs into whites and yolks, and first add the beaten yolks to the wet mixture, and then afterwards to whip the whites into stiff peaks and fold them in afterwards. This basically ensures that the yolks bind with the ingredients, while the whites hold the air within their structure, and this gets folded into the batter to keep it light.
We say that this is a ‘secret’ but really it’s quite well known, and we highly recommend that you pass it down to your children so that everyone can enjoy fluffy waffles for generations to come.
How to Make Our Fluffy Waffle Recipe
(Makes 4 waffles)
What You Will Need:
- One large mixing bowl
- Two medium mixing bowls
- One sieve
- One whisk
- One mixing spoon
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- The white of 1 egg
- The yolk of 1 egg
- 2/3 cup of all purpose flour (sifted)
- 2/3 cup milk (use buttermilk for a richer fluffy waffle recipe)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp canola oil or melted and cooled (unsalted) butter
- Pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp granulated sugar
1. Preheat your waffle iron to the temperature that the guide suggests. Pre-grease with oil if required in order to stop the waffles from sticking.
2. Sift the flour and baking powder into the large mixing bowl. Sifting is important to get as much air into the mixture as possible. Add the sugar and salt but don’t mix.
3. Separate the yolk and white of the egg, put the white into one medium mixing bowl and put to one side.
4. In the meantime, beat the yolk in the other medium mixing bowl, and mix with the milk and oil/butter. Add this to the dry flour mixture and stir until it’s just about mixed (do not over-mix or the batter will turn to chewy dough).
5. Next, whip the egg white until it forms stiff peaks, and fold very gently into the batter mix. Don’t worry if there are lumps, you want to mix it until it’s only just mixed - to keep the air in.
6. Pour the batter onto the preheated plates of the waffle maker and cook for however long is required.
This particular method of making fluffy waffles may mean that you end up with more washing up to do and less spare time, but they are most certainly worth it. Many home made ice cream recipes also require the separation of the yolk from the white, so you could use up a whole box and separate them to make a whole homemade dessert. Who can resist creamy homemade ice cream and fluffy Belgian waffles?