Good Night Waffle Recipe
Makes 6 Belgian waffles.
Enjoy this quick-start Belgian waffle recipe from the Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker instruction booklet.
Most of the mixing for this Belgian waffle recipe is done the night before. In the morning, just mix in the eggs, vanilla extract and a pinch of baking soda while the waffle maker is heating. Leftover batter may be covered and kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Heat your waffle maker in the morning, stir the batter and have a freshly-baked Belgian waffle for breakfast.
- 1/2 cup lukewarm (105°F) water
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast (1 yeast packet)
- 2 cups whole milk, warmed (about 105°F)
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- waffle maker
- measuring cup and spoons
- whisk or hand mixer
- small sauce pan
- large mixing bowl and spoon
- heat safe spatula
Preparing the Belgian waffle recipe before baking.
The night before, or at least 8 hours before baking, combine the warm water, granulated sugar, and yeast. Let stand 10 minutes, until foamy. Stir in the warm milk, melted butter, and salt. Beat in the flour until smooth (this may be done using a hand mixer on low speed).
Wrap bowl tightly with plastic wrap and let stand overnight (or for 8 hours) on the countertop - do not refrigerate.
Baking the Belgian waffle.
Setting #4 for the Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker achieves a golden brown baked Belgian waffle. You can adjust the browning control if you prefer lighter or darker waffles.
When ready to bake, preheat your waffle maker on your preferred setting (use setting #4 for the Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker); the ready indicator light will turn on when preheated (the green indicator light for the Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker).
For best results, do not open the waffle maker during cooking of the Belgian waffle recipe. Doing so will offset the timing mechanism.
While the waffle maker is heating, stir the eggs, vanilla extract, and baking soda into the batter.
For the Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker
Using the measuring scoop to measure the batter and pour into the preheated waffle maker. Use a heat-proof spatula to spread the batter evenly over the grids. Close lid and rotate waffle maker 180° to the right. Bake the Belgian waffle in the waffle maker until beeper indicates that the waffle is done. Rotate waffle maker 180° to the left.
For any waffle maker
Measure out enough batter for your waffle maker and pour into the preheated waffle maker. Use a heat-proof spatula to spread the batter evenly over the grids. Close lid and bake the Belgian waffle in the waffle maker until it indicates the waffle is done; in professional waffle makers, this is usually indicated by a light, a tone sounding, or both.
Remove waffle and repeat until the desired number of Belgian waffles has been made. Cover remaining batter and place in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Waffles may be kept warm in an oven at low-heat (200°F). Place Belgian waffles on a cookie sheet on a rack in the warm oven. Serve with whipped cream, fruit, jam, powdered sugar, or a warm fruit syrup.