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Belgian Endive - Eight recipes with instructions on how to prepare endive.

Galettes - Thin waffles of the crunchy type

Simple recipe of waffles

Desert waffles with topping

Waffle recipes - by J. Deseyne

Waterzooi - the soup-as-a-meal dish with chicken, a delicacy from Ghent.

Belgian Family Recipes - a variety of recipes, including of blood sausage!

Food down under - 150 recipes

Sallys-Place.com - a lot about Belgian cuisine and many recipes

Cookbooks of the World/Belgian Food and Recipes

Belgian Fries:

If you want to make fries at home, like Belgian grandmothers did, try this:

Peel and cut potatoes into even strips. Soak potatoes in cold water for 1 hour. Fry in deep fat at 325° for 5 minutes. Drain. Increase heat to 375° and fry until Belgian fries are crisp and nicely browned. Drain on kitchen paper towel and serve hot.

Chocolate Recipes

Chocolate Mousse
150 grams dark chocolate
150 grams fresh cream
2 eggs

Bring the cream to a boil. Add the chocolate, in small pieces. Whisk for about 3 minutes. Add the egg yolks. Whip the whites until firm and add them to the mixture. Chill and serve.

Chocolate Truffles
200 grams butter
400 grams hazelnut spread
250 grams dark chocolate

Soften the butter, add the softened hazelnut spread and then the chocolate, warmed to 35º, Mold into balls of the required size. Put into the refrigerator. After chilling, dip into melted chocolate, then roll in cocoa or powdered chocolate.

Brussels Waffle

10 tablespoons butter
½ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon salad oil
1 tablespoon vanilla flavoring
2 cups milk
2 cups water
1 ounce fresh yeast or
1½ envelopes granulated yeast
4 cups sifted flour
4 eggs, separated
½ cup sugar

Heat ½ cup of the water to lukewarm. Dissolve the yeast in the water.  Put the flour into a large bowl. Stir in the egg yolks, the sugar, and the yeast. Beat in the remaining water, the milk, the butter, salt, salad oil,  and vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth. Beat the egg whites until they stand in stiff peaks. Fold them into the batter. Let the batter stand for 1 hour, stirring it 4 times. Bake the waffles in a waffle iron as usual. Serve with whipped cream, fruit, jam or sugar. Send us one !

Liege Waffle

Another waffle is our native waffle, that can be baked with waffle irons available in the US

1 ¾ cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 egg
1 ½ cup light beer
¼ salad oil
vanilla extract to taste