Every weekend I have a conversation in my head. And it goes something like this: "Man I am craving Belgian waffles! I really wish I could have some Belgian waffles!" And every time I have this conversation I have to remind myself that I do not have a Belgian Waffle maker. And then I cry.
A long long time ago in a far away kingdom I had a Belgian Waffle maker. It was a beautiful round waffle maker and it made beautiful waffles: crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. I enjoyed these waffles- I probably enjoyed them more often than my dentist would recommend. But, then the evil queen came and broke my waffle maker and I have been alone ever since.
I don't know why it took me so long to buy a new waffle maker. Partly, I think I was shocked at how much money a quality waffle maker cost. But I broke down recently and bought a new one. And thanks to Kohl's bucks and 20% discount coupon, I did not feel like I mortgaged my house to get it.
So today I tried my waffle maker for the first time. My new waffle maker makes square waffles- four of them (oink oink) instead of one round one. I must admit it took me a round of waffles before I had it down. (it's like riding a bike)! But I did make some beautiful waffles. But my year(s) long exile from waffles resulted in me consuming the waffles before even remembering to take a picture.
Yep- here is my plate. It had a mound of fluffy waffles on it. But no more.
Since I do not have any pictures to share I thought that I could at least share my favorite Belgian Waffle Recipe. Please don't torment yourself like I have over the years and just go out and buy yourself a Belgian Waffle Maker!! Trust me- you will thank me. And then you can invite me over to eat breakfast with you!
2 cups flour
2 TBS sugar
1 TBS baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups 2% milk
6 TBS vegetable oil
2 large eggs
Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl with a whisk until blended and smooth. In my new waffle maker- this batter makes about 8-10 small square waffles. If you have a round waffle maker it makes 4-10inch waffles.
I prefer my waffles with butter and powdered sugar, but have fun and add all kinds of toppings to these waffles.