Waffles… Who doesn’t like a good waffle. Though most of the dishes on this blog are the foods that comfort me and make me happy. This one is for my little. Whether waffles or pancakes, mini me is a fan of carbs and fruit in the morning. I asked him why he likes waffles so much? He said because it’s yummy. Well duh!! What’s wrong with me. So thank goodness for those wonderful people from Sweden who created this dish, so that we could have this type of “yummy.”
The basic recipe for this dish comes from Emirel Lagasse, because if you are going to do it… you gotta do it right. BAM!! I up’d the ante by adding Nutella and a little extra sugar. Now, I typically go with the path of least resistance when it comes to the dishes I make. I want to come as close to the original as I can but I want to use what is already have in the house and I don’t want to spend hours making it. Who’s got time for that? Especially, when there’s a little one at you leg looking for something to eat.
Now my hubby will tell you, for me the path of least resistance typically comes from a box. Or that mix you can pour from that yellow jar. Yup, that’s me. It’s the morning, I’m tired and I’ve got a hungry little one. Quick is best. So I was not particularly excited to see Emirel’s recipe had a step that required the beating of egg whites into stiff peaks. Nor was I particularly excited about the folding of those egg whites into the batter. But let me tell you… it was worth it. The texture of these waffles is to die for. I don’t think I’ve ever had such fluffy and airy waffles.
The perk of the recipe, that beautiful fluffiness you get from those egg whites. Even hubby uses it and he hates following directions.
Nutella Belgian Waffles
Makes 8 to 10 Waffles
- 2 cups of flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 4 large eggs separated
- 4 tablespoons of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 cups of milk
- 1/4 cup of Nutella
- cooking spray
Tools: hand mixer, whisk and waffle iron
- In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
- In a another bowl beat together egg yolk and sugar until completely combined.
- Add melted butter, milk, and vanilla to eggs and whisk together.
- Combine egg mixer and flour mixer until just blended.
- Add Nutella to egg and flour mixer.
- Beat egg whites approximately 5 minutes on medium speed until it forms stiff white peaks. (This is easier if egg whites are room temperature)
- Gently fold egg whites into waffle mixer. Don’t over mix.
- Turn on waffle iron and allow it to get hot.
- Coat waffle iron with non-stick spray.
- My waffle iron uses approximately 1/2 a cup of waffle batter to make 2 waffles. Pour enough mixer to make sure entire griddle is covered.
- Close and cook for 2 to 4 minutes. Most waffle iron will identify when waffles are ready.
Serve with whipped cream or powdered sugar and strawberries and enjoy.
Traditional Belgian Waffles are served with fruit. What fruit would you add to your waffles? Strawberries? Blueberries?