Several years ago when I had a yeast waffle for the first time at a fair, I fell in love with it.
I have since made yeast waffles a few times, but I’ve never tried Liege style waffles.
I bought this pearl sugar just for waffles a few years ago, but I’ve been afraid that my waffles might not turn out well or make a huge mess because I don’t have a Liege waffle iron.
But finally I decided to give it a try.
I didn’t know exactly how much the sugar was supposed to be caramelized.
I was both worried and amazed by the beautiful dark caramel color created on the surface.
My initial plan was to dip them into chocolate, but when my husband and I had the first bite, we both agreed that we did not need it, or should I say, we did not want it.
They were so perfectly delicious just as they were, and we didn’t want to take away the delicious caramelized sugar flavor from them by masking it with chocolate.
Liege Waffles – makes 8
130g lukewarm soy milk
1 tablespoon falx meal
5g dry yeast
a pinch of salt
100g bread flour
100g all purpose flour
50g vegan butter (I use homemade vegan butter), softened
25g plus more to coat surface pearl sugar; I used Lars Pearl Sugar
1. Combine soy milk, flax meal, yeast, and salt. Mix well.
2. Add sugar and flour.
3. Knead; I use bread mixer. Add butter.
4. Cover and let it rise, for about one hour, until it has doubled in size.
5. Add pearl sugar and mix.
6. Divide the dough into 8 balls. Coat them with pearl sugar.
7. Bake in waffle maker for about 4-5 minutes. I experimented with different temperatures and time to cook. I liked the batch which I baked for 5 minutes at medium-dark. I have a Calphalon waffle maker. Please note that as you can tell from the pictures, I like mine dark and with heavy sugar caramelization.