Belgian Liege Waffles

Waffles for Breakfast is a favorite breakfast for my kids. I chanced across the Belgian Liege Waffles a while back but because the packaged varieties have preservatives in them I wanted a healthier version for the kids. A search for them resulted in a variety of different recipes.

A few experiments later I came up with a version that satisfied me.

Start by activating the yeast.

Next blend in the eggs, oil and vanilla extract. I just put every thing in and whisk it until blended. You can use the whisk attachment of your stand mixer to do this too.

Sift the flour and add the salt. Then add the liquid mixture to the flour and mix gently. I use a combination of all purpose flour and whole wheat flour or in my case atta, which I always have on hand. Atta is very similar to whole wheat pasty flour in consistency and can be substituted for each other.

 

This makes a very wet dough.

Cover the dough and let it rise for about 30 min. Then gently fold in the pearl sugar. If you do not have pearl sugar use raw cane sugar. The sugar in India does not dissolve as easily as the sugar here in the US and can also be substituted for pearl sugar. Raw cane sugar is also similar.

 

Preheat a waffle iron and put in a heaped table spoon of dough for each waffle. This will vary based on your waffle iron. Do not spread the dough or over fill the iron

Cook as you would a regular waffle and check to see if your waffle is done. I usually cook for about 2 minutes.

 

Serve warm. These are already very sweet and I personally don’t use any other sweeteners. A good option is to serve with some fresh berries or peaches.

This is my second post for the Blogger Marathon topic Kids Delight – Family recipes.

Belgian Liege Waffle

Belgian Liege Waffles

Ingredients

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pasty flour or atta
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup pearl sugar

Directions

  • Activate the yeast, by sprinkling it over warm milk and letting it stand for 15 min.
  • Whisk in the eggs, oil and vanilla extract into the milk.
  • Sift the flour and add the salt.
  • Make a well in the center and pour in the liquid mixture.
  • Gently fold to combine well. If using a stand mixer use a slow speed setting.
  • Cover and let the dough rise for about 30 minutes or till double in volume.
  • Add the pearl sugar and fold it in gently.
  • Pre heat a waffle iron and make the waffles by putting a heaped table spoon of dough for each waffle on the iron.
  • Cook for about 2 min or till golden brown in color.
  • Serve warm.

 

 

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