Wow, Mom2Rose, were these waffles excellent. Well worth the extra effort. Made exactly as written, wouldn't change a thing. The flavor and texture was outstanding. Crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. Thank you for sharing a recipe that I will make again soon for my sister's birthday. :)
this one was a big hit for brunch with company! i substituted two teaspoons of vanilla extract for the vanilla sugar. it made maybe five or six waffles with our deep belgian waffle iron. i had to get hazelnuts at a natural food store. i got a quarter pound of them and kept them in the freezer for maybe ten minutes, then i pulsed them in the food processer/blender to make a meal. it made just the right amount. this is a really quick recipe and i was happy about that! if the kitchen weren't so messy, then i'd say it was an under 10 minute recipe altogether, which is excellent :) the flavor was nutty and gave a nice hint of chocolate...somewhat like nutella. thanks for posting!