Liege Waffle

It has been a hectic week! Luckily, I still have time to make myself some delicious breakfast. I've seen this kind of waffle pretty often at the supermarket, under frozen food counter. At the beginning, I thought it was just a common waffle. Well, it does look like one ! Liege waffle is actually made of yeasted dough unlike those common pancake or waffle which is using baking powder. The texture is dense but I just love the way it is.

And here's the recipe which is adapted from The Dutch Baker's Daughter.

Ingredients :
2-1/4 tspn yeast
1/3 cup lukewarm water
1-1/2 tspn sugar
2 cups flour
1 tspn vanilla powder
1/4 tspn salt
3 eggs, lightly beaten
200gm melted butter
1 tspn vanilla extract
*1/2 cup sugar (add in 10 mins just before ironing)

Method :
(1) combine yeast, sugar and water, leave aside for 10 mins.
(2) then mix together flour, salt, melted butter, eggs, vanilla and yeast mixture; stir till well combined.
(3) leave to rest for an hour or untill well proved.

(4) finally, stir in sugar and mix well.
(5) now, you can start ironing the yeasted batter untill brown.

I normally will double up the recipe and then keep half of the cooked waffle frozen. Defrost them at anytime I want and serve with ice-cream or make sandwiches out of it. If not mistaken, Liege waffle burger is pretty popular at one of the restaurant in Vancouver.

While my kids love having them with honey or syrup for their breakfast. What would you like yours? :o)
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