My Belgian Aunt’s Waffles

Yes, it’s Monday, a work day…

But even just looking at the picture of yesterday’s Belgian waffles made from scratch brings a smile to my face.

One of my aunts and uncles have been living near Brussels for decades.

I remember when we used to visit her as kids, she would invariably take us to one of the many food vendors selling freshly baked Belgian waffles.

Oh My…. You could sense the sweetened air from a long ways away, long before you even entered the market.

The louder the noises from the crowds, the more intense the smell of browned butter and caramelized sugar, coating each and every one of the glossy, gooey, and truly heavenly waffles.

In case anyone else is drooling, here’s the recipe I use, which she sent me a long time ago:


Dissolve yeast in 1-1/2 cups of warm milk, or half milk and half water

Let stand for 10 minutes

Mix with:

2 1/2 cups of Spelt flour

2 Tbsp of organic sugar

1/2 tsp of Himalayan salt

1/4 cup of melted butter

1 Tbsp of Vanilla extract

2 egg yolks


Whip egg whites, gently fold under mixture


Let dough mixture rest for half an hour in warm place (or overnight in fridge)

Bake in waffle iron until light is green

Serve with cream and berries, or fry in pan with butter and caramelized sugar.


By all means, post your pictures, too, only fair for you to make me drool, haha.

~ Ulrike

Ulrike Selleck, founder, and, is a holistic Voice Coach, Classical Singer, Author, Performer, Cook, Photographer, Writer, Mother, and Healing Voice Expert with 25 years of experience. Her book Sing Yourself Well will be available this August on Amazon.



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