Liege Waffles (Belgian Pearl Sugar Waffles)

Total Time
35mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
5 mins

I have not yet had the good fortune to visit Belgium, but I do frequent a lovely NYC cafe called Le Pain Quotidien, which is based in Belgium. I tried their crispy, caramelized Belgian Sugar Waffle, and was instantly in love. If perled sugar is not available, substitute an equal amount of coarsely crushed sugar cubes. I got this recipe off a Belgian website.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix yeast, water, sugar and salt, and let develop for 15 minutes.
  2. Place flour into a large bowl.
  3. Make a well, pour in yeast mixture, and begin to knead.
  4. Continue to knead, add eggs, one at a time, and add soft butter, 2 tablespoons each addition, mixing well.
  5. Let dough rest in bowl until doubled.
  6. Gently mix in pearl sugar.
  7. Let rest for 15 minutes.
  8. Heat waffle iron.
  9. When hot, butter waffle iron, pour in 3 tablespoons dough per waffle.
  10. Cook for 3-5 minutes, until waffles lightly brown on top.
  11. Serve warm or room temperature.
  12. Enjoy!