Easy Liège Waffles

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These Liège waffles are a unique take on European-style waffles, caramelized on the outside and chewy on the inside. Warning: These are so good you’ll be ruined with any other kind of waffle.

Welcome to the wonderful world of waffles! Liege waffles are different from “regular” waffles, even from Belgian waffles. They are made with a thick, bread-like batter that uses yeast as a leavening agent. These unique waffles are caramelized and crispy on the outside, chewy and sweet on the inside.

Liege waffles require a unique sugar called Belgian pearl sugar– Also known as nib sugar. This sugar is designed to maintain its chunky structure when used in baking and cooking. Pearl sugar is often sprinkled on top of European desserts, like pretzel salt sprinkled on soft pretzels. The beauty of what happens when you use pearl sugar in waffles is that it caramelizes on the outside and creates a small amount of undissolved sugar on the chewy interior. The result is unique and fantastic flavors and textures.

Can I make the batter ahead of time as it takes a while to rise?

Yes. These take some planning, from buying the special sugar to the time it takes to prepare them. They’re totally worth the effort and the wait. You can prepare the batter the day before and refrigerate, but make sure it is fully fermented before refrigerating. You can also start the process in the morning and serve them as dessert in the evening, like the Belgians do.

Where can I buy Belgian pearl sugar?

Belgian pearl sugar can be found in some specialty stores that sell ethnic and imported foods.You can also order online from many places such as amazon.

What toppings go well with Liege waffles?

Liege waffles are delicious plain or sprinkled with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar, but they can also be topped with a variety of toppings to make this delicious dessert even more delicious.

Top Tips:

  • peanut butter
  • fresh cream
  • Cookie Butter (Biscoff)
  • ice cream
  • Fresh fruit (strawberries, raspberries, peaches, etc.)
  • Cinnamon Butter
  • Lemon Curd + Raspberries
  • cinnamon sugar
  • caramel topping

Pro tip: Waffles can be kept warm on a baking sheet in a 200 degree oven until fully cooked and ready to serve.

Stack of Liege waffles topped with peanut butter, whipped cream and strawberry slices

Can Liege waffles be frozen and reheated in the toaster?

These are best made fresh, but if you have leftovers and want an easy breakfast later, you can freeze them and reheat them in the microwave or toaster.

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Stack of Liege waffles topped with peanut butter, whipped cream and strawberry slices

These Liège waffles are a unique take on European-style waffles, caramelized on the outside and chewy on the inside. Warning: These are so good you’ll be ruined with any other kind of waffle.

Preparation time 15 minute

cooking time 5 minute

Rise Time 1 Hour 45 minute

total time 2 Hour 5 minute

raw material

  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon instant dry yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 3 big Egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 1 cup Belgian pearl sugar

instruct

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer combine flour, brown sugar, yeast, and salt. Mix together using the paddle attachment on low. Or mix in a large mixing bowl with a spoon or hand mixer.

  • While stirring, slowly pour in warm water. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix well.

  • Mixing on low, gradually add the melted butter until the batter is smooth. The batter will be very thick and sticky.

  • Transfer to a large ungreased mixing bowl. Cover and let rise for 1 hour and 30 minutes.

  • Stir in the Belgian pearl sugar with a large spoon until the sugar is evenly distributed. Cover and ferment for another 15 minutes.

  • Preheat Belgian waffle iron and spray with nonstick cooking spray. To make waffles one at a time, pour 1/4 cup batter into waffle iron. Cook until golden brown on both sides.

notes

notes: Waffles can be kept warm on a baking sheet in a 200 degree oven until fully cooked and ready to serve.

Top Tips:

  • peanut butter
  • fresh cream
  • Cookie Butter (Biscoff)
  • ice cream
  • Fresh fruit (strawberries, raspberries, peaches, etc.)
  • Cinnamon Butter
  • Lemon Curd + Raspberries
  • cinnamon sugar
  • caramel topping

Serve: 1bullshit | Calories: 471kcal | carbohydrate: 57G | protein: 7G | fat: 25G | Saturated fat: 15G | cholesterol: 122mg | sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 92mg | fiber: 2G | sugar: 32G | Vitamin A: 800unit | calcium: twenty threemg | iron: 1.8mg