Belgian waffles are amazing. Especially the variety with the crispy pearl sugar which gives the soft, slightly chewy waffle a nice crunch. I always wanted to recreate them myself, but never found a recipe that sounded easy enough. I think I found it this time!
Note that the batter has to rest for 30 minutes in total!
Liege style waffles (Belgian waffles with pearl sugar)
35 min | 30 min prep | Serves 4
1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast
1/3 cup lukewarm water
1 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
1 cup softened butter
1 cup pearl sugar
1. Mix yeast, water, sugar and salt, and let develop for 15 minutes.
2. Place flour into a large bowl. Make a well, pour in yeast mixture, and begin to knead.
3. Continue to knead, add eggs, one at a time, and add soft butter, 2 tablespoons each addition, mixing well.
4. Let dough rest in bowl until doubled.
5. Gently mix in pearl sugar.
6. Let rest for 15 minutes.
7. Heat waffle iron. When hot, butter waffle iron, pour in 3 tablespoons dough per waffle.
8. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until waffles lightly brown on top.Serve warm or room temperature.
I remember my father really loves these with warm cherries and some cream. :-)