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Alicia back again with another international recipe. This month we're making food from Belgium. And today I'm sharing with you how to make the most tasty waffles. Liège waffles are yeast waffles from Belgium that have sugar pearls in them that melt when you cook them. This makes the waffles have delicious pockets of sweetness in them. You don't need syrup with these. And they're good plain too. But I made some whipped cream to eat with them. They're also good with fruit like strawberries or blueberries.
The problem is that sugar pearls are hard to come by in the states. But I think I came up with a good solution. I decided to take sugar cubes and break them up. Not into dust, but into chunks. If the sugar is too small it will just incorporate into the dough. But the chunks won't, and will leave little pockets of caramelized sugar. It's the most delicious waffle ever.
Another issue is I didn't have ground almonds as some recipes I saw called for. I substituted with ground flax. But I'm sure you can use either one or leave it out completely.
These aren't waffles you can just whip up last minute, you have to let the dough rise 3 times. But you can freeze the dough and pull them out later to make. These are special occasion waffles for sure. But well worth the work!
I used just my regular Cuisinart waffle maker, not a specific Belgium Waffle maker. I like it because it has temperature controls. That's important in this recipe because you don't want to burn the sugar. Heat the iron all the way up. Put the dough in. And then turn the temperature down to low. The waffles come out perfect! I'll link to my same model below. Growing up my mom had a stovetop waffle maker which was fun and made delicious waffles which I will also link to below.
You've got to make these! You won't regret it. Let us know if you do in the comments and what you think!
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!