Recipe: Liège Waffles

11 Apr

Liège Waffles

I don’t know many people who don’t like waffles. But if you’re making your waffles from pancake batter, you’re missing out.

Liège Waffles use yeast in the batter as well as pearl sugar to give them a nice texture. This waffles are crisp, yeasty, fluffy and crunchy.


  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 packet of active dry yeast
  • 2 TBSP light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 sticks butter, melted
  • 1 TBSP salt
  • t TBSP vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pearl sugar


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together water, brown sugar and yeast. Let stand about 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. Create a well and pour in yeast mixture. Mix together all ingredients until a lumpy batter begins to form.
  3. Add the eggs (one at a time) and keep mixing to produce a batter.
  4. Mix in the vanilla and melted butter gradually until smooth. The batter should be thick.
  5. Cover the bowl with a damp rag (or plastic wrap) and let sit for 2 hours or overnight.
  6. Stir the pearl sugar into the risen batter. Cover again and let rest for 15 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 200F. Also preheat your waffle iron to medium-high.
  8. Brush the waffle iron with melted butter (you can also use non-stick cooking spray).
  9. Use two heaping tablespoons of the batter for each waffle, cooking until golden-brown and crisp.
  10. Transfer the waffles to a plate and keep warm in oven until ready to serve.

These waffles do take some time in the preparation department, but they’re worth it. They’ll wow breakfast guests.

Pearl sugar may be difficult to find in your local grocery store so I recommend heading over to If you don’t want to buy pear sugar, you can coarsely chop up some sugar cubes as a substitute.


Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Breakfast, Cookin', Recipes


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6 responses to “Recipe: Liège Waffles

  1. Jueseppi B.

    April 11, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    I am not a big waffles or pancake man, I have to get a craving for either to make them. “Po’ Boy Livin” Rich” is correct, pancake batter is NOT for making good waffles, they make good pancakes. Try this recipe the next time you get a craving for waffles.

  2. trialsinfood

    April 11, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Looks yummy! I wished I had a waffle maker!

    • poboylivinrich

      April 11, 2012 at 10:39 am

      Don’t feel bad. I had to use a friend’s, but after having these, I may invest in one of my own.

  3. Celeste

    April 11, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Holy moly…two sticks of butter? That’s as rich as cake batter. Guess you don’t need to put butter AND syrup on the finished product.

    • poboylivinrich

      April 11, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      You’re correct. I did not put butter or syrup on them. I used Nutella, strawberries and/or a homemade salted caramel. Ok…the last topping has more butter and sugar, maybe that’s why it was the best.

  4. sportsglutton

    April 12, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Count me in as one of those people who love waffles. Great recipe and I think I’ll take some with my sherry syrup on top. 🙂

    Sports, Food, Libations, & More


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