Gaufres (Authentic Belgian Waffles)

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by yourmindisaradio

A recipe so authentic that I had to convert from grams and translate from French! These waffles are rich and delicious (don't bother with syrup!), and the basic recipe is from a Belgian friend of mine.

Top Review by bedeg

Be aware, these are not at all like your "IHOP" typical belgian waffles. My girls were sorely disappointed on a sunny Sunday morning to discover the result was a sweet overly dry biscuit and not the moist, light, and fluffy version we were expecting. While the taste was familiar, the texture was not at all similar to the Americanized version. This was a swing and a big miss for our family.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Separate the 4 eggs, adding the yolks to the sugar and setting the whites aside for later use.
  2. Add the flour and butter to the yolk and sugar mixture, first by stirring and then by working the mixture into a uniform dough with your hands.
  3. Beat the egg whites until they are fluffy: when you lift the beater from the whites, soft peaks should form and then fall back, not holding much shape.
  4. Crumble the dough and drop the pieces into the egg whites.
  5. Stir by mashing the pieces of dough into the whites with a spoon, then stirring until a uniform consistency is achieved.
  6. Heat up a waffle iron.
  7. When it is hot (but not too hot), drop the batter onto the iron in the desired serving size.
  8. I usually get about 12 waffles roughly 4-5 inches in diameter from this recipe.

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