We got a Waffle maker – the Belgian kind — from Santa Claus for Christmas, along with a bag of waffle mix. Ours is a Andrew James 4 Slice Red Belgian Waffle Maker. It works well, heats up quickly and evenly. We haven’t had any waffles stick to the non-stick plates, but who knows in a few years….
We used the waffle mix up the 1st 2 times we used it; they were OK, but very crispy and airy and went cold very quickly.
I used this recipe, which came with the machine, and it was much better — more like a ‘real’ belgian waffle (which is actually a yeast batter). They were softer, and more dense, with just a little crunch on the outside.
200 ml milk
100 ml oil
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Mix the liquid ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix the dry ingredients together in another bowl, then slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, whisking well to get rid of most of the lumps.
Pour into a greased waffle maker – how much will depend on the size of yours; ours makes 4 so we get about 4 waffles from this amount. I don’t put too much in, I don’t want it to overflow.
Eat with whatever you fancy….. we like scrambled eggs and bacon.