Belgian Waffles

"Belgian style Belgian waffles made from yeast dough. Not the pourable kind Americans are used to but the dough ball type made in Europe. the 4 2/3 cups of flour is only a minimum starting point. Then in the steps when you add the flour it should reflect the fact that you must add what ever aditional flour is needed at the point when you add the sugar and butter until you can form balls with a loose but not sticky dough. In other words just until you have enough flour so that you can form a ball without the dough sticking to your hands. Adding more beyond that point and the dough will be hard and breadlike. Too little and it will be too soft and stick to your fingers. With all yeast doughs temperature and humidity will effect how much flour is needed. "
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Ready In:
1hr 3mins
20 waffles




  • Mix all ingredients together except for butter and sugar.
  • Let stand for 30 minutes.
  • Add butter and finish by adding sugar.
  • Form balls (like a small apple) out of dough.
  • Let stand for another 15 minutes.
  • Preheat waffle maker.
  • Place 1 doughball in the center.
  • Close waffle maker.
  • Cook 3 minutes.
  • No need to grease waffle maker.
  • Serve hot topped with your favorite fruit or syrup.

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  1. These are absolutely wonderful. With a house full of teenagers, you've achieved a miracle when 100% of the family says, "Make these again!". Well that miracle happened this weekend. I made a banana flavored sauce with sliced bananas, and an apple pie filling type sauce. We topped the waffles with ice cream, choice of fruit toppings and cool whip. Delicious!
  2. Wonderful!!! This will make you never make a different recipe again.
  3. Is there something missing from this recipe??? I found the ingredients difficult to mix. The dough did not spread in my waffle maker. The butter and sugar carmelized in my waffle maker, which made it a disaster to clean up.
  4. I'm just adding stars now as I reread my review. Made back on Sept 2, 2002... After I let the dough rest 30 minutes and added the butter and sugar (mixed it in by hand really well) it really got messy. So I added extra flour at this point. It was going to take well over a cup of added flour. So I added enough to help it stay in a somewhat apple shape and put it in the iron. It can out hard and crunchy and too sweet for us. Sorry but I'm need personal directions before taking this recipe on again. I think the main area of the trouble is when adding the butter and sugar just how well do you want to blend it in? And of course all that butter will make it turn into a very wet dough what do you do here? Add extra flour or not? Steve, I need a cam link to your kitchen!!
  5. Recipe lacks clear directions about the consistency of dough. The waffles turned out like bread.



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