Blueberry Belgian Waffles

July 17, 2012

Blueberry Belgian Waffles

Originally published on December 16, 2007

This is a quick version of my authentic Belgian Waffle Recipe. I continue to love using my Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker. You may serve these with authentic New England maple syrup to go with the blueberries. I like them with whipped cream.

(Makes Six Waffles)

* 1 1/3 cups milk scalded
* 2 tablespoons dried blueberries
* 2 cups biscuit mix, such as Jiffy or Bisquik
* 1 1/8 teaspoons active dry yeast (1/2 packet)
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
* 2 eggs, separated
* 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Measure the milk and add the dried blueberries to it. Slowly scald the milk in a large heavy saucepan or in the microwave. Add the butter and when it has melted, stir in the vanilla and cool to lukewarm, 105°-110°F. Meanwhile fill a copper mixing bowl with hot tap water. Measure the biscuit mix into another large mixing bowl, adding dried yeast and grated nutmeg. Stir to blend and reserve.

Separate the eggs, adding the whites to the dry, warm copper bowl and the yolks to the lukewarm liquid. Slowly stir the egg yolk mixture until smooth and slowly stir that entire liquid mixture into the flour mixture until smooth. Do not beat, as it is necessary to keep the blueberries intact.

Whip the room-temperature egg whites until stiff peaks form and fold them into the batter.

Preheat your waffle maker on your preferred setting. Setting #4 for the Waring Pro Belgian Waffle Maker achieves a golden brown baked Belgian waffle. You can adjust the browning control if you prefer lighter or darker waffles. The green ready indicator light will turn on and the waffle iron will beep when preheated.

Using the provided measuring scoop, pour the batter into the preheated iron. You may use a heat-proof spatula to spread the batter evenly over the grids, however once you get the knack of pouring the batter evenly you will not need to do this. Close the lid and rotate the waffle iron 180° to the right. Bake until the beeper indicates that the waffle is done. Rotate the waffle iron 180° to the left to open.

For best results, do not open the iron during the cooking of the waffle, as doing so offsets the timing mechanism.

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