Liege {belgian} Waffles

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Liege Waffles

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Liege Waffles

 

Last week at this time I was on my way to Salt Lake City. I was beyond excited, not just because I was attending my first blog conference, but I was meeting some of my best blogging friends, some of whom I had never met in person.

Holly from Happy Food Healthy Life was my roomie. Get a few bloggers in a room, and there will be LOTS of talking, and perhaps some wine.

There was SO much good food. If you ever find yourself in SLC and in need of a great meal, go to the Red Iguana. It was the BEST Mexican  food I have had in a very long time.  The blue lemon has got the most amazing salads and soups. If you follow me on instagram, you probably saw many bakery pictures; those were from Eva’s.  I may have ordered enough pastry to feed a family of 4. I could have stayed there all day, but there was shopping to be done. Hello, the Blue  Plate Diner has won  Best Diner like every year since forever for a reason. Just do it.

 

Liege Waffles

 

And then there was the food truck.

I’m sure you are aware that food trucks are “it” right now.

If you can make it, chances are you can get it out of the side of a truck.

Even Waffles.

Not just any waffle,

Liege waffles.

Before Saturday I had never even heard of a liege waffle.

Where have I been;

It was waffle love at first bite.

I was hooked, and since my chances of moving to SLC are slim, and Waffle Love wasn’t going to follow me to California, I had to make my own.

I read MANY recipes, some pretty basic, others WAY more complicated than I was hoping for {like this one, although I’m sure it is amazing} I’m not the best at waiting overnight.

My version tasted pretty darn similar to those beauties eaten much too early last Saturday morning, and most definitely the best waffle I have ever made {my daughter Stella agrees with me there; she ate two after school today}

Yes there is a LOT of butter, and a LOT of sugar, but hey, you only live once right.

 

Liege Waffles

 

Liege {belgian} Waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope of active yeast {I use red Star yeast}
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 cup of warm milk {not hotter than 110}
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups of Bread Flour {I use King Arthur}
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of Pearl Sugar {Pearl sugar is traditionally used, but I also made them using Raw Sugar}

Instructions

  • sprinkle the yeast and sugar over the warm milk
  • allow to sit for at least 5 minutes
  • whisk together the eggs, butter, and vanilla
  • add in the milk
  • in a large bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, and salt
  • make a well in the center of the flour, and add the liquid ingredients
  • whisk until everything is well incorporated {the dough will be stiff, and should form a ball}
  • cover and allow to rise until doubled - about 30 - 45 minutes
  • gently stir in the Pearl sugar
  • divide into balls {about baseball size}
  • let balls rest 15 minutes
  • heat waffle iron, and brush with oil or melted butter
  • place the ball of dough in the center of the iron
  • cook for about 2 minutes {much longer and the sugar will burn}
  • Be Careful these are HOT right off the iron
https://www.wellfloured.com/liege-belgian-waffles/

 

Liege waffle are plenty sweet on their own, but you can add whipped cream, fruit, Biscoff,  Nutella. I like mine straight up with berries.

 

Liege Waffles

 

Enjoy!