Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gaufre Liegeoise/Liege Waffle ~~ Belgian Cuisine

Belgian cuisine is widely varied with different significant regional variations which reflect very much with the cuisines of neighbour countries  France, Germany and the Netherlands. It is sometimes said that Belgian food is served in the quantity of German cuisine but with quality of French food. Outside the country, Belgium is best known for its chocolate and beer.Belgian cuisine traditionally prizes regional and seasonal ingredients, leading to distinctive dishes like carbonade flamande in Flanders or the couque biscuit of the town of Dinant.Belgians typically eat three meals a day, with a light breakfast, light or medium sized lunch and large dinner.Belgium not only famous for their chocolates and beers, their waffles have their important place, especially this street food is one among the Belgain street food been sold everyday in large quantities. We had an experience of having this authentic Belgian waffles when we went to Brussels during our last summer trip.Since waffles is one of the famous street food, you can see few variations depedning upon the region of this country. I replicated the Brussels style waffles at home many times but however the Liege waffles are the best and most favourite of my kids. Obviously when i picked Belgium for the alphabet B for this month's long blogging marathon, i know i'll be making this Liege waffles at home, as this is waffles are in my to do list since a long.

Waffle, Liege Waffle, Gaufre Liegeoise


The speciality of this Liege waffles is the chunks of pearl sugar. This special type of sugar caramelizes on the outside of the waffle when cooked in waffle iron. Pearl sugar caramelized on the waffle is the key to a delicious Liege waffle. This process makes the waffles sweet enough to eat plain, as they do in Belgium.Eventhough making of this waffle at home is bit time consuming, i enjoyed thoroughly making this delectable Liege waffles as it is worth to try at home.This waffles stays prefect for more than three days in room temperature but trust me they will vanish very quickly than one can imagine.This post goes to this month's long marathon with Around the world in 30days as theme.

Waffle, Liege Waffle, Gaufre Liegeoise, Gaufre de Liege

2+1/2cups All-purpose flour
1 +1/2 tbsp Light brown sugar
1+ 3/4tsp Active dry yeast
1/2cup Lukewarm milk
1/2tsp Salt
2nos Eggs (beaten)
1tsp Pure vanilla extract
1/2cup Unsalted Butter (melted )
1 cup Belgian pearl sugar

In a small bowl, whisk the brown sugar and yeast into the lukewarm water, let stand until foamy for about 5 minutes.

In the bowl, mix the flour with the salt. Make a well in the center of the bowl, pour in the yeast mixture.

Mix it with your hands, add the beaten eggs, mix everything for a while.

 Whisk the vanilla with the melted butter, gradually mix in the butter and knead the dough for a while.

Knead well until the dough turns soft.

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the dough rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 2hours.



Stir the pearl sugar into the risen dough. Cover again and let rest for 15 minutes.

Make medium sized balls from the dough,keep aside.

Preheat a Belgian waffle iron and brush it with melted butter.

Drop the already prepared dough balls, close the waffle iron and cook until the waffles turns golden brown.

Remove and transfer the waffles to plates or keep them warm in the oven.

Serve.


39 comments:

  1. Wow, Priya. They are so tempting. Love the shape of those waffles and that caramelized sugar must make them extra special.

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  2. Love the mini waffles and the beautiful color the pearl sugar gave them.

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  3. Those waffles are so tempting. There is a truck in NYC that goes to various parts of the city everyday and sells Belgium Waffles. Now I want to eat those Belgium waffles looking at your pictures.

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  4. Amazing! They look so stunning..with that beautiful look from pearl sugar...
    Fantastic clicks and simple but attractive presentation.

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  5. Mini waffles wit pearl sugar make it very interesting....

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  6. How do you get all the new trials so perfect Priya please tell me too.It looks sooo nice.I just feel like eating it.

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  7. Looking fluffy and delicious!! Never thought of making waffle this way! It's about time I get my waffle maker out!!

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  8. Delicious and lovely looking preparation.
    Deepa

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  9. Yummy waffles!

    Wish that I can have yours for my breakfast :p

    Zoe

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  10. That's a great choice Priya..love that colour on top...

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  11. They look so delish.. Just need to drizzle some chocolate sauce n enjoy these yummy waffles.

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  12. this looks really so good... wish I could get my hands on them...

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  13. wow these waffles look so delicious.

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  14. Wow..those waffles are really calling me. You have huge no of waffles recipe collection in your site. I know only one type. Have to learn from u.

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  15. akka kalakals with step pictures.super keep going

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  16. Same pinch for the country , those waffles looks stunning !

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  17. These waffles look awesome and tempting!!

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  18. Oh wow those waffles look very cute priya!!! must have tasted yum too!!!!

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  19. Who doesn't like these crispy & fluffy Belgian waffles for breakfast. They look perfect.

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  20. Wow they looks so tempting I always wanted to try them but some how missing... nice choice..

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  21. Never tried waffle with yeast:-) looks yummy Priya

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  22. Hey these look awesome Priya! Line these waffles :)

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  23. Nice color and looks so inviting!Good one Priya...

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  24. Waffle looks so cute ...never tried waffle with yeast,awesome...ellam cuisine recipe seithu asuthuringa, superr!!

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  25. Gosh they have come out so perfect ...Yum !!

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  26. I so want to give waffle a try...never made it at home...this looks so yumm...drooling here

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  27. love these traditional style waffles

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  28. wow fantastic way to add caramalized sugar on them made them look stunning aks :) such an awesome recipe selection :)

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  29. looks so yummy n i love waffles..

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  30. G'day! Your waffles look delicious Priya!WISH I could try now!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  31. i have to try this recipe now...they look so good, you are the master of this art

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  32. Delicious and crisp waffles. You are tempting me to by a waffle iron.:D

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  33. Waffles looks very delicious & cute.

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  34. The belgian waffles look so nice Priya. Love the addition of those pearls. I really want to try waffles but without a pan, I am unable to do it.

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