This video shows you how to make delicious waffles, but not just any Waffles, Liege waffles which happen to be my favorite and are extra sumptuous thanks to the delicious pearl sugar that is caramelized inside of them.
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Liege Waffle Recipe: 12-16 count
4 Cups of all purpose flour
3 Tablespoons of brown sugar
4 Teaspoons of Active dry yeast
1 Teaspoon of salt
Stir To Combine
2/3 Cup of Luke warm water
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
2 Cups of Butter and melt it in a pan.
Let it cool off before mixing in the dough one last time.
Cover With Towel and let it rise for at least 90 Minutes
2 Cups of Pearl Sugar, mix it in with the dough
Let it rise for at least another 15 Minutes
And voila you are ready to heat up your waffle iron and cook these babies.
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Waffle Iron: http://amzn.com/B089GRKZTZ/
When I bake I personally like to make larger batches. Waffles can easily be frozen to stay fresh and heated back up within literally a couple of seconds in the microwave or toasted in just about the same time as you’d toast a regular slice of bread.
As for the ingredients, it’s actually pretty simple. As a small note, I’m aiming to make between 14 to 16 waffles, but if you want to make a smaller batch, let’s say only 8 waffles, just use half the quantities that I am using in this video.
First, start by taking out a large bowl and then use a measuring cup in order to measure 4 cups of all-purpose flour. In the same bowl add 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and 4 teaspoons of Active dry yeast and finally add a teaspoon of salt. Owning a set of spoons that have the perfect measures will really make this recipe much easier. Once you’ve put these initial four ingredients in the bowl you can star stirring everything to combine. I do recommend having an electric hand mixer since it does make the process super easy, but doing it by hand using a spoon isn’t too hard either. While you are mixing add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract and 2/3 cup of luke warm water. Do take note that the water needs to be lukewarm or even room temperature. Using hot water will actually kill the yeast. Reminder Yeast is alive. They are actually single-cell organisms. Using lukewarm water will help activate them and make the dough rise.
Now that everything is nice and mixed take six eggs, break the eggshells and combine the whole egg with the dough. Before mixing take two cups of melted, put it in a pan and let it melt thoroughly. Once melted, let it cool down for 15-20 minutes and then add it to the bowl with the mixed dough. Again, don’t add scorching hot butter, it’ll kill the yeast. We wanna keep them alive so that they can do their thing. Now that everything is mixed that your hand mixer or big spoon and continue mixing until everything is nice and blended. You should end up with a super wet and sticky dough. Now simply cover the bowl and let it rise for at least 90 minutes. Once that is done it’s going to be time to put in your pearl sugar. Now, some grocery stores have it some times but I personally prefer just getting some on Amazon and having it shipped to my house. It’s extremely inexpensive and a very important ingredient to Liege Waffles. Regular sugar will not blend the same way. Once you have the pearl sugar, mix 2 cups of pearl sugar with the dough and mix. This can easily be done with a wooden spoon. It really doesn’t take much effort to mix in this last bit of sugar. Let the dough rise for another 15 minutes and we’ll finally be able to heat up the dough into Liege Waffles. While the dough is rising, it’s a good time to take a Belgian Waffle iron and let it pre-heat for at least 10 minutes. If you’re wondering where to buy an iron, I once again recommend Amazon. It’s just convenient to get it from there. After all we already got the pearl sugar online. Traditionally Liege waffles are supposed to be circular but if you want to make them squared I’m sure they’ll be just as delicious. I like the circular shape so I tend to only use the middle part of my iron and heat 1 waffle at a time. I do recommend making little balls out of your dough simply because it’ll give you a better idea of how many waffles you end up with. If you don’t do that you might end up making huge waffles and making way less than you had anticipated. It really doesn’t take much dough in order to make a waffle.
As you can tell, the recipe is pretty simple. I’m really not a specialty chef. I’m just a Belgian living in America who really misses his Liege Waffles.
Original of the video here