Liège Waffles

Guys, I cannot express how much I love these waffles! The only problem is the shortage/complete lack of pearl sugar in our grocery stores. Pearl sugar is like little rocks of sugar that heat up, melt and caramelise in the dough making the waffles gooey and delicious. Luckily, we live in a world that ships everything to you through Amazon so I ordered loads of it (in case of an apocalypse) and I was able to satisfy my craving. I was also feeling festive, since we put our 9 foot tree up last weekend, so I threw in some red and green sparkles to make them Christmas worthy. For those of you who do not own a waffle maker, it’s not too late to ask Santa for one!

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You can make the dough in advance and store it. The waffles obviously taste better when freshly made so you can cook a few right away…eat them all…and repeat the next day…or the same day (who am I to judge?). I used to have a recipe that my  belgian friend gave me but I couldn’t find it (I cried a bit) but I found online and it’s pretty darn close to the one I used to have: tested and approved!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup of lukewarm milk
  • 1 tsp of active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 tsp of sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of melted butter
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1 cup of pearl sugar
  • Red and green sprinkles

MAKING IT

Mix your warm milk, sugar and yeast together. Let sit for about 10 minutes or until frothy. In a standup mixer, combine milk mixture with eggs, butter and vanilla. On low speed, slowly add flour and salt. Cover with damp towel and let rest for 30 minutes in a warm area. The dough should have doubled in size; if it hasn’t let it sit for a while longer. Gently stir in the pearl sugar.

Set your waffle maker to medium. Spray some nonstick oil on both sides of the iron and drop a good spoonful in the middle. Top with your sprinkles and let the waffle maker work it’s magic!

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Cheers xxx

 

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