Liege Waffles Home Recipe. It's Easy!
Belgian waffles became famous all over the world after the Expo in 1958. By now they are spread arounf the world, you can try them in almost any European country. If you don’t have money to go so far you can try to make them at home.
A little bit of Waffles History
Waffles were invented by German people. According to some sources, the first wafer appeared in Germany in the 13th century. The name itself came from the word Wabe, which the ancient Franks called honeycomb. But even though, Belgian waffles seem to have their independent history, as they should be prepared according to the special recipe invented by the chef of Prince of Liege.
Belgian waffle recipe is known in two main versions - Liege waffles and Brussels waffles. First wafers are round and firm as cookies, with pieces of caramelized sugar, or, as they are called, sugar pearls inside. Soft and lush Brussels waffles are more like baked pancakes. Brussels waffles are made from yeast pastry, and the other kind is called a Flemish Belgian waffles waffles. Sometimes recipe includes Belgian waffles instead of yeast beer.
There are two most popular types of Belgian waffles: Brussels and Liège. Liege waffles are hard, oval or round in shape, with chunks of caramelized sugar ('sugar pearls "). Brussels waffles are softer and airy, rectangular and are served warm. Brussels waffles are usually served sprinkled with powdered sugar, whipped cream, ice-cream, chocolate or fruit, especially with strawberries or bananas.
Flour - 400 g
Egg - 2 pcs
Milk - 140 ml
Sugar (large) - 180 g
Butter - 200 g
Yeast (dry) - 1.5 tsp.
Vanilla sugar - 1 package.
Salt - 0.2 tsp.
Recipe "Liege waffles - Gaufres liegeoises":
Half of warm milk / in the microwave or on the stove /. Add yeast, cover and leave to rise for 10 minutes.
In the remaining milk break 2 eggs, add salt and mix it nice.
In a large bowl, mash together flour with butter. Add sugar, yeast, milk and milk with eggs properly, or simply add a wooden spoon stir mixer on low speed until dough becomes sticky. Cover and leave it for 30 minutes.
On work surface, well-floured, divide the dough into 12 pieces.
Roll each piece into a ball.
Bake in preheated electrowaffle for 1-2 minutes and then bake for 5 more minutes .
That's it! Bon appetit:)