Am I the only one who doesn’t care at all about the new Star Wars movie? I just can’t geek out about humans and odd robots running around fighting space wars – not my thing. I can, however, geek out about the idea of making Belgian waffles using Belgian beer and Belgian chocolate; just thinking about making these extremely Belgian waffles made me giddy with anticipation.
It turns out that these Belgian-to-the-max waffles were not only a cute concept, but they also ended up being a recipe worth saving to make again and again. I suggest these Belgian waffles to beer enthusiasts in any galaxy. The beer gives the waffles a yeasty, slightly bitter flavor which is balanced by the melted chocolate nestled throughout the waffles. If you like your waffles sweet, top with warm maple syrup. They would also be fabulous with whipped cream and extra Belgian chocolate drizzled on top.
I used the Hamilton Beach Belgian Waffle Maker to make these waffles and my husband, who does all the cleaning in our household, thanked me profusely. He had always complained about how hard it was to clean our old waffle iron. The Hamilton Beach Belgian Waffle Maker has removable waffle grids that are dishwasher safe! This feature alone sold me on the waffle iron. But, of course, the waffle maker also cooks up perfect waffles every time – crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.
You can find the full recipe for these Belgian beer waffles on Hamilton Beach’s site.
P.P.S. Clearly, this post was sponsored by Hamilton Beach. However, my love for this waffle iron is for real!
Belgian Beer Belgian Waffles
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 4 large eggs separated
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 660 milliliters Belgian beer two 330 milliliter bottles of imported Belgian beer
- 4 cups chocolate chips Belgian chocolate works well
- Preheat Belgian waffle maker to medium heat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and cinnamon.
- Separate eggs, keeping egg yolks together in another large bowl.
- Whisk together egg yolks, melted butter, buttermilk, and beer.
- Stir flour mixture into egg yolk mixture until just combined.
- Whisk egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into batter until just combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Cook waffles according to the waffle maker’s instructions.
- Serve immediately or keep warm in a 200 F oven.