A few of you have asked me for this recipe. I asked a few friends and family members (all Belgian) for the recipe and this is what they gave me:
125 grams of flour
250 ml of milk
50 grams of sugar
100 grams melted butter
a pinch of salt
1/4 cinnamon stick
50 gams of fine granulated sugar (optional)
Warm the milk with 1/4 cinnamon stick and then let it cool down.
In a bowl, mix the flour with the egg yolks, the pinch of salt and the sugar
Mix in the milk and then the melted butter
Once all the ingredients are mixed well, delicately mix the egg whites in stiff peaks (my mother in law said it was best with the electrical whisk)
Warm the waffle iron and butter (My sandwich machin hace the option for waffles)
Put the mix in and let it cook until it is crispy on the outside. SOme people here in Belgium make enough waffles to keep a couple of days. In this case you should cook them a little longer ( 2 or 3 minutes... dont let them burn)
Serve warm with bananas, strawberries, chocolate syrup, whipped cream... You choose. My brother loves to put aunt gemima maple syrup on them.
Here in Belgium there are little waffle stands all over the place and usually people eat the waffle without any topping. My mother once wanted to prove everybody wrong (especially me) and asked for a waffle with loads of whipped cream! It looked very tasty I must say but it turned out to be a hassle to eat (just as I had told her) SHe ended giving the waffle to my fiance so he could quickly finish it. You should have seen my mother during the winter time with her mittens and her huge scarf trying to fight the waffle!!!
So my advice to you guys is, if you decide to put all sorts of toppings on you waffles make sure you are sitting down with the waffle on a plate and that you eat it with a fork and knife. If you have it as a quick snack in your car on your way to work just eat like a cookie (with nothing on top).
I hope you can all enjoy this Belgian speciality as much as I do and let me know how they turn out!