Good Morning everyone!
It's Wednesday morning, but somehow it feels like it should be Friday. I'm looking forward to Sunday already along with the late sleep, and yummy breakfasts. One great way to liven up my weekends, is by indulging in delicious brunches and breakfasts that I don't really get to do during the week. Last Sunday I made these Classic Belgian (chocolate) waffles. To me waffles and elaborate pancakes are weekend treats as I don't usually have the time in the week to make them. These chocolate scoops of joy may not completely remove your 'Sunday Blues' but it can at least try and keep the symptoms at bay. My advice would be, one (possibly more than one) waffle every Sunday, and if the symptoms start to get worse, use the left over batter (which you can store in the fridge overnight) and make another (or two).
It's really such a great recipe and the reason it is a "Classic Belgian waffle" is because of the whisked egg whites that create the lightness of the waffle. Other waffle recipe's will omit this part, which does make it simpler but taking the extra five minutes to whisk the egg whites, makes the world of difference, trust me you'll see.
Use a non-stick spray on your waffle iron before switching it on.
Whisk together the dry ingredients and set aside.
In a mixer, whisk the egg whites until they are stiff peaks.
In another separate bowl, whisk in the egg yolks, vanilla, milk and vegetable oil and give it a good whisk. Then slowly add it to the dry ingredients and roughly combine.
Finally, fold in the whisked egg whites, using a spatula or flat wooden spoon.
Cook in the waffle iron for about 5-8 minutes, on a medium heat and watch the iron rise (this is the magic of the egg whites) and shortly after this the waffle will be ready