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

Keywords for this recipe:WafflesBelgiumCaramelCity of liège
For 12 waffles, you will need:

Change these quantities to make: 4 waffles 6 waffles 12 waffles 24 waffles 36 waffles
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
22 min.1 hour 30 min.3 min.1 hour 55 min.
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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.
Remarks
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.
Keeping
1 or 2 days in a closed metal box.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,689 Kcal or 11,258 Kj43 gr367 gr120 gr
134 %17 %35 %18 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
361 Kcal or 1,511 Kj6 gr49 gr16 gr
18 %2 %5 %2 %
Per waffles
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
224 Kcal or 938 Kj4 gr31 gr10 gr
11 %1 %3 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 12 waffles : 2.69 €
  • Per waffles : 0.22 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
From the Internet, but dedicated to my son Nicolas, recently installed in Brussels.
This recipe uses (among others)
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Rum babas, Vegetable clafoutis, Grated potato cakes, Langoustine sabayon tart, Puff or flaky pastry (pâte feuilletée), ... All
Pearl sugarPearl sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Brioche feuilletée (flaky brioche), Milk rolls, Chouquettes, Cramique, Flaky brownie brioche, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Baked sea bass fillet with lemon and tarragon, Crème de foie gras, Sorrel soup, Artichoke hearts forestier , Bounty-style tart for Alison, ... All
MilkMilk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Household cake (Gâteau de ménage), Loaf for "les filles'", Toasted almond cake, Thin endive tart, Dipping bread with cheese, ... All
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