Basic Waffles


2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1-2/3 cups milk
2 tablespoons melted butter


  • Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together.
  • Beat the yolks and whites of the eggs separately.
  • Add the beaten yolks and the milk to the dry ingredients and then stir in the melted butter.
  • Beat the egg whites stiff and fold them into the batter.
  • Bake according to the directions given in the Waffle Making.

Makes 6 servings.

Real Cooking

Did You Know?
Belgian waffles, or Brussels waffles, are prepared with a yeast-leavened batter. It is generally, but not always, lighter, thicker, and crispier and has larger pockets compared to other waffle varieties.

In Belgium, it is served warm by street vendors, dusted with confectioner's sugar, and sometimes topped with whipped cream or chocolate spread. In America, it is served in the same ways the American waffle is served.

Belgian waffles were introduced to America by restaurateur Maurice Vermersch, who sold his Brussels waffles under the name "Bel-Gem Waffles" at New York's 1964 World's Fair.