While my husband and I were dating, we decided to take a train trip to Paris. I picked up some of these Liege Waffles before the trip, thinking they were just typical waffles. Oh. Was I wrong.
If you have never had a Liege Waffle you are not living. There is no need for syrup in these babies. The large sugar pieces caramelize during cooking creating this sweet crunch in the waffles.
In order to make these waffles you have to use the large pearl sugar, otherwise they will not be the same. I was soooo excited when I found Lars’ Own Belgian Pearl Sugar on a trip to San Francisco. I have since realized that it is easily ordered on Amazon. Looks like I won’t have to wait another 10 years before I have one again!
So for giveaway #6, I want one of you lucky ducklings to experience a Liege waffle. Up for grabs is a package of Lars’ Own Belgian Pearl Sugar and one Cuisinart Round Classic Waffle Maker! The only thing you will need to add is a large glass of milk! Good luck!
- 3½ cups flour (I used unbleached flour)
- 1 package dry yeast (2 1/2 tsp)
- ¾ cup lukewarm milk
- 8 oz . softened butter (2 sticks)
- 2 eggs
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 bag (8 oz.) Belgian Pearl Sugar
Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm milk.
In a large bowl, Gradually add all the ingredients to the flour, except for the pearl sugar.
Place down in a warm dark spot, cover with a warm damp cloth and let the dough double in size (about 30 minutes).
When dough has doubled in size heat your waffle iron.
Knead in pearl sugar to dough.
Cut dough into 8-10 pieces and gently roll.
Place dough balls onto each side of the waffle iron (they will not be perfectly round, but that's how they are supposed to be).
Bake in the waffle iron for about 5 minutes or until a caramelized color.
Carefully remove waffles as the sugar is hot!!
Wait about 5-10 minutes to eat otherwise you will scald your mouth!
Enjoy with milk!
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