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Liegeois Waffles

Here’s the last day of the year 2014 and with the holiday season, the breakfasts have become more copious. I recently got a proper waffle maker so the first waffles I wanted to make are the famous Belgium ones from Liege. They are not made of the usual liquid batter but rather with a brioche-style dough. It is therefore much longer to prepare (count 3 hours + between making the dough and letting it rise). However, they are totally different from their pancake-like counterparts. They are crispier outside, soft inside and of course, they are absolutely delicious!

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Source: Chic-chic-chocolat

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Ingredients

370 g plain flour
75 g caster sugar
100 g milk (full fat)
2 eggs
2 tsp dried instant yeast
125 g butter, cubed
salt
150 g pearl sugar (or sugar cubes slightly crushed into chunks), optional

Method

  1. In the TM bowl, place the milk, sugar, eggs and yeast and warm 2 min/37C/speed 2.
  2. Add the flour and salt and knead for 6 minutes.
  3. After 1 minute kneading, add the butter cubes through the hole in the lid.
  4. Leave in the bowl to rise for 2 hours.
  5. Tip out the dough onto a lightly floured work surface. Flatten it with your hands and sprinkle the sugar pearls all over if using.
  6. Fold the dough to cover the sugar and cut into 16 pieces.
  7. Roll each piece into a ball and leave to rise for 30 minutes.
  8. Grease and heat the waffle maker and insert the dough balls (one per waffle) to cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Eat warm sprinkled with icing sugar, or spread with jam or hazelnut paste.

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