Sourdough Belgian Waffles

"Crispy waffles on the outside and tender on the inside. These are great anytime. Serve them topped with fresh fruit and whipped cream for dessert or top with warm maple syrup for a true breakfast treat."
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by Bonnie G #2 photo by Bonnie G #2
photo by PaulaG photo by PaulaG
photo by PaulaG photo by PaulaG
Ready In:
1hr 15mins
14 4x4 inch waffles




  • Proof starter as usual the night before, the next morning, measure out 1 cup starter and refrigerate the rest.
  • Separate the eggs whites from the yolk and beat the yolks until creamy; reserve the whites and allow to reach room temperature.
  • To the starter add the water, powdered milk, salt, sugar and melted butter; stir to blend; stir in flour.
  • Add the beaten egg yolks, cover batter and allow to stand until double (approximately 1 hour).
  • Just before baking, beat egg whites until stiff but moist and gently fold into batter along with vanilla.
  • Bake on preheated waffle iron as per manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Please note: the preparation time does not include the time need to proof the starter.

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  1. Pau d.
    If I'd prefer not to use milk powder... what should I do? :))
  2. adopt a greyhound
    Great waffles. It is time consuming to proof starter and one hour rise time but with excellent results. Served with syrup.
  3. LeahinWA
    I made this recipe for supper this evening, and both my husband and I thought it was excellent. I will definitely make this again.
  4. Bonnie G #2
    This was an awesome recipe. I was just looking for something differant to do with my Russian Sourdough Starter (a gift from Donna) and came across this. I'm so glad I did as these are the BEST I've ever had. Light and fluffy and the taste is sooooo good, not to sweet, and only a light background taste of the sourdough. We served it with wild blackberries (gathered from the forest last fall and quick frozen) topped with fresh whipped cream; Yummy, and maple sausage links with hot coffee. My DH's favorite breakfast from now on. It does take a little planning to make allow for proofing and rising time, but oh so worth it. Don't think I'll ever make a differant type of belgium waffle again. Thanks PaulaG for a wonderful treat.
  5. AKillian24
    This is a great waffle recipe! I used Smart Balance butter and half white whole wheat flour and they came out fantastic. Great, great recipe to go with Recipe#137962 - it tasted like a super yummy breakfast sandwich!


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