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Liege

Ingredients:

1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/3 cup lukewarm milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup pearl sugar

Directions:
In a large bowl, stir together yeast and milk until combined; set aside for 10 minutes or until activated (you can see tiny bubbles).  Whisk in vanilla, cinnamon, egg and salt until combined.  Stir in butter, flour, and pearl sugar until combined;  Continue to stir for 2 minutes to develop some gluten.

Cover and proof in warm, moist area for 30-45 minutes, or until doubled in bulk.  Or, refrigerate overnight for more flavor.  Butter a waffle iron and heat.  Add  3 ounces of batter to iron and cook for a few minutes, or until golden brown.  Serve as is, or with melted chocolate, caramel, maple syrup, whipped cream, or powdered sugar.

Serves about 4 people

27 comments:

  1. I'm obsessed with liege wafels and they're definitely more of a dessert :D

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  2. I'm kind of sad that I've lived my whole life without these waffles! They sound so tasty!

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    1. Joanne, Rachel said there's a waffle truck in NYC! (Look below)

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  3. I have heard of this sugar but have not been able to find it so liege waffle ares still on y bucket list.

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    1. I had never seen it before until now!

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  4. I have to find this kind of sugar... I'll try online, think it will be easier now that you showed us thw box! Love liège waffles!

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    1. Oh that's true! It's probably affordable on Amazon.

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  5. I've bought the liege waffles in a package and even those are good, so I imagine these are outstanding! I'm on a huge waffles for dinner kick and was just saying I should try yeasted waffles next time. So glad to have found this recipe!

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    1. What brand are they? I would like to try them to compare.

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  6. Heads up, you can get pearl sugar on the cheap in the food section of Ikea!! :-) I've had friends buy it, I'm always tempted but didn't know what to make with it...now I know!!

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    1. Nooo way! That's such a weird place to find it! I wish there was an Ikea in St. Louis. :(

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  7. I tried liege waffles from a well-known waffle truck here in the city. They are awfully good - especially topped with Nutella.

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    1. Oh man - I wish we had a waffle truck here!

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  8. I've never had a liege waffle before. They sound delicious!

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    1. They're so good, Ashley! Give them a try.

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  9. pearl sugar looks neat! and these are obviously crying out for some nutella (or whatever the belgian equivalent of that might be). :)

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    1. I think they probably use Nutella, right? :)

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  10. Oh wow these look divine, I can't wait to give this a try!

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  11. Hi Emily. Love your blog :-)
    I too love the liege waffles but still haven't tried making them myself.
    To the comment about pearl sugar in Ikea I just want to comment that Swedish pearl sugar and Belgium pearl sugar are two different things. The Swedish are smaller round "grains" where the Belgium are "chunkier" like on your picture. So I don't know if it will give a different result in the recipe.
    Regarding buying the ready-made packaged liege waffles I've heard that this brand is the best and that they can be found at Costco but can also be bought online http://www.bettymills.com/shop/featured/JuliansRecipe.html

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    1. Oh wow! Thanks for the recommendation! I will check out that link.

      So I'm thinking you could probably substitute the Swedish version in a pinch, but maybe the waffles wouldn't be as good. I had no idea there was a difference!

      Thank you for reading!

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  12. I am dreaming about waffles these days ... mostly because I had fried chicken and waffles recently and fell in love. WOW.

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    1. Mmm I love fried chicken and waffles.

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  13. I'm in Chicago as well. Can you share where you bought the pearl sugar?

    Thanks!

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  14. I bought it at Treasure Island in Lakeview!

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