These waffles are amazing! They are small, not too sweet, crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. The right treat for an afternoon with family or friends or for your morning coffee or at any time of the day. The dough comes together in 15 minutes and needs to rest a little bit. The waffles freeze well and you can reheat them in your toaster. Use a non-stick waffle iron or else the clean-up is a bit annoying.
Waffles from Liège
(from Kleiner Kuriositaetenladen)
150 g / 4 oz Butter
1 package / 7 g of Instant Dried Yeast
3 T Milk
1 Pinch of Sugar
400 g / 14 oz AP Flour
25 g / 1 oz Brown Sugar
1 Pinch of Salt
1 T Vanilla
150 g / 4 oz Pearl Sugar
Melt butter in a small pot over low heat and let brown. Set aside and let cool. Mix yeast, 3 T of milk and sugar in a small bowl and let sit until foamy.
In a bowl of a stand mixer (or with your hand mixer) mix flour, eggs, vanilla extract, cold butter, salt and yeast mixture until you have a smooth dough. Let rest for 20 - 30 minutes. Heat your waffle iron. Add the pearl sugar to the dough and knead the sugar into the dough. Form little golf ball size balls and bake until golden brown.