true belgian wafflesafter a series of misfortune in the kitchen, i’d decided to take it easy… some say, it’s time to rest… for me, it meant starting from baking the basics… i told myself if i failed with waffles (who can fail this right?), then i will stop baking for a week…(ღ˘⌣˘ღ)…  woot… my waffle pan, kitchen and baking sheets are all intact.. now, what makes these waffles so special, is the deep caramel colour and the little crystals in it… what can go wrong with this recipe when more than a thousand japanese have baked these? go ahead… start waffling ♡˖꒰ᵕ༚ᵕ⑅꒱

Recipe adapted and translated from Cookpad

Ingredients (makes 8-10 waffles)

true belgium waffles100g bread flour
100g cake flour
30g granulated sugar
pinch of salt
5g instant dry yeast
50g butter, softened
1 egg
milk (as appropriate ~ total weight of egg and milk should be 130g)
30g pearl sugar (adjust a little as desired)


true belgium waffles– mix all ingredients together (except pearl sugar) and knead till you get a silky, non-sticky dough
– allow dough to proof till double in size
– add pearl sugar to pearl and knead till well incorporated (maybe about 2 mins)
– divide into 8 or 10 equal portions and heat/grease waffle maker
– place dough into middle of waffle maker and bake each waffle for 5 mins or till browned

Personal notes:

true belgium waffles– i divided my dough into 10 portions, each weighing around 42g
– i reduced the sugar to 20g granulated sugar and 19g pearl sugar. this resulted in a very mildly sweet waffle
– 5 mins yielded too brown a waffle for me. a more ideal baking time for me was between 3.5 – 4mins. do check shortly after 3.5mins to see if the colour is as desired

true belgium wafflesthese are nice crusty, bready waffles… i wonder how they will taste with kaya  ♡o。(๑๏‿ฺ๏๑)。o♡

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(28) Comments

  • peggy (December 6, 2013)


    • Victoria Bakes (December 6, 2013)

      脆。。有些人第二天没加热都觉得脆。。 我用烤箱考了一下下。。yum yum

  • Fion Chong (轩宏媽媽) (December 6, 2013)


  • May Law (December 6, 2013)

    刚刚吃完午饭, 再加多一个waffle不会变肥吧!

  • whisksandchopsticks (December 6, 2013)

    Very nice. I have been wanting to make this but I haven\’t been able to buy pearl sugar. Is the pearl sugar that set it apart from regular waffle right?

    • Victoria Bakes (December 6, 2013)

      hello.. yes, indeed… the pearl sugar sets that difference… can you find waffle sugar?try using that

  • eileen (December 6, 2013)


  • Nasi Lemak Lover (December 6, 2013)

    Thanks for remind me that I have a waffle maker but till now have yet to use it, hehehe..

  • Mel (December 6, 2013)

    Seriously to tell you, your waffle really look like those sold at the bakery shops. Looks so well done. And now you make me want to get a waffle maker.

  • Doreen (December 6, 2013)

    I like recipes from cookpad but I don\’t read japanese 🙁 Thanks for sharing this in English.

    Your Belgium waffle looks so good!
    Can I have some please…:p

  • Cass (December 6, 2013)

    嘻嘻,这个在我家不是很laku,所以我来你家吃就好 :)

  • kitchen flavours (December 7, 2013)

    Hi Victoria,
    These looks yummy! My waffle maker is hibernating in the box! Thought of making some waffles on some weekends, but ….. it is snoozing in the box for many months now! Thanks for the reminder!

  • lena (December 7, 2013)

    these are perfect! serving it with kaya sounds good for me but love it best with ice cream 😀

  • 柠檬叶 (December 7, 2013)

    Waffles 好吃到会让人惊喜地叫:wow wow wow,呵呵呵。。。

  • 阿untyYoung (December 7, 2013)


  • 0620 (December 7, 2013)


  • Esther Lau aka Copycake Kitchen (December 7, 2013)

    Nice waffles!!!! Too bad i don\’t own a waffles maker, so can I have some from yours 🙂

  • Jozelyn Ng (December 8, 2013)


  • atasteofmadess (December 8, 2013)

    Ooh, I love waffles! But I hate cleaning my waffle iron. Although, if I could make them look as good as these, I think I wouldn\’t mind 🙂

  • Winnie Poh (May 18, 2014)

    Thank you for sharing. My son loves waffle. May i know the best way to keep it fresh or can we frozen it ?

    • Victoria Bakes (May 18, 2014)

      Hello Winnie, the best way is to wrap it up well either with plastic wrap or foil and refrigerate within two hours after cooking. If freezing, do try to wrap with heavy duty freezer bag and try to lie them flat. Otherwise, do place a sheet of wax paper between each waffle (if stacking) before freezing. Chilled waffles should be consumed within the next day and frozen ones, probably a month to two… Then toast it when you want to eat them. This work well for me. Hope this helps.

  • Katherine Ng (June 16, 2016)

    Where can I get pearl sugar

    • Victoria (June 16, 2016)

      Please check with your local baking supplies stores or supermarket

  • Tsen (October 25, 2016)

    Hi, love those beautiful waffles.I ve been wanting to buy a waffle maker.Can you advise the best affordable one? Thanks

    • Victoria (October 26, 2016)

      Hi, I don’t have much insight into waffle makers. Mines a simple one that I bought in tokyo

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