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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 6 waffles, you will need:

How long does it take?

Time required
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
22 min.1 hour 30 min.3 min.1 hour 55 min.
Keeping:
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 63 ml milk.

Stage 2 - 15 min.
Liège waffles : Photo of step #2
Put into a food processor bowl: 125 g flour, ½ egg, 5 g caster sugar, 5 g Vanilla sugar, 63 g butter, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon Bicarbonate of (baking) soda and 10 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 75 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.

Nutritional information

% 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).

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Source

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

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