Liege waffle

The Liège waffle, a marriage of butter and joy.

Our waffles are famous all over the world, and in Wallonia, you’ll smell the sweet aroma of vanilla in many a street.  These caramel-coloured, timeless sweet treats, with their little squares are utterly irresistible.

Utterly irresistible!

Compared with its Brussels cousin, the Liège waffle has the advantage of big chunks of sugar in the dough. Another type to try is the galette, which looks like a waffle, but has a finer, softer texture.

How is a Liège waffle made?

According to legend, the Prince-Bishop of Liège’s cook created the recipe because the Prince-Bishop had explicitly said that he wanted to eat a pastry containing big chunks of sugar. The cook tried baking a dough mixed with sugar in a waffle iron. The Prince liked it, and the recipe was copied throughout the local area.

Ingredients

  • 750g flour
  • 270ml warm milk
  • 70g yeast
  • 3 eggs and 2 egg yolk
  • 15g salt
  • ½ sachet vanilla sugar
  • 400g butter
  • 500g caster sugar

Preparation

Prepare the pastry with the ingredients except the butter & caster sugar.

Leave for 30 min.

Add the butter and the caster sugar.

Divide the pastry in dough

15 min later, start cooking

Pre-heat the waffle maker

Cook the waffle + - 3 minutes