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Liège waffles

Liège waffles

Liège waffles have a very distinctive texture: quite dense with the crunch of sugar crystals. They also have a characteristic form: round and fairly small. Then there's that special flavour that comes with the delicious light caramel crust.


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Last modified on: July 12th 2011

For 12 waffles, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
22 min.1 hour 30 min.3 min.1 hour 55 min.
Preservation: 1 or 2 days in a closed metal box.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
1 min.
Liège waffles : Photo of step #1 Prepare 125 ml milk.
Stage 2
15 min.
Liège waffles : Photo of step #2 Put into a food processor bowl: 250 g flour, 1 egg, 10 g caster sugar, 10 g Vanilla sugar, 125 g butter, ½ teaspoon salt, ½ teaspoon Bicarbonate of (baking) soda and 20 g yeast.
Stage 3
1 hour 30 min.
Liège waffles : Photo of step #3 Knead on slow speed and slowly pour in the milk.

Once evenly mixed, continue kneading on slow speed for a further 5 minutes.

Cover the bowl and leave to rest in a warm place for about 1 hour 30 minutes.
Stage 4
5 min.
Liège waffles : Photo of step #4 Heat the waffle iron.

Pour 150 g Pearl sugar onto the batter and mix well (you can do this with the food processor for 30 seconds).

Note: the sugar crystals are added at the last minute so that they don't dissolve. They add a little crunch to the inside of the waffle.
Stage 5
1 min.
Liège waffles : Photo of step #5 Make the waffles: pour a large spoonful of batter into each half of the lightly-oiled waffle iron and cook...
Stage 6
3 min.
Liège waffles : Photo of step #6 ... until the waffles are golden brown.


To bring out the caramel flavour, you can dust the batter with a little caster sugar just before closing the waffle iron.

If you don't have sugar crystals, you can use granulated sugar or crushed sugar lumps (use a hammer).

As always with regional recipes I wish to stress an important point: this should not be taken as "the" Liège waffle recipe, but just one among many.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
274345 gr367 gr122 gr
137 %17 %35 %18 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
3636 gr49 gr16 gr
18 %2 %5 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 12 waffles : 2.72 €
Per waffles : 0.23 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: From the Internet, but dedicated to my son Nicolas, recently installed in Brussels.
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