Today on the stay at home chef , I'm showing you how to make homemade lige waffles .
If you haven't already tried a lige waffle , then you are in for a treat .
This is a must make a le waffle is a risen dough that has little things of pearl sugar in it which melt in the waffle and create a caramelized crust .
And let me tell you they are delicious to start .
You'll need two cups of all purpose flour and I'm going to make mine in a stand mixer .
But you can also do this by hand or with a hand mixer .
You'll also need 1.5 tablespoons of brown sugar , two teaspoons of instant or active dry yeast , half a teaspoon of salt .
And then I'm just gonna give this a quick stir to combine .
And then while it's mixing , you'll want to slowly pour in one third of a cup of lukewarm water to get that yeast activated .
Then you'll add in three eggs and one teaspoon of vanilla extract .
Next , you'll need one cup of melted butter and you'll just wanna slowly pour that in to mix it in with your dough .
You should end up with a super wet and sticky dough .
Then we'll slide the dough into an ungreased bowl .
No need to add any more grease to this .
And we'll cover it with a towel and let it rise for 90 minutes .
After 90 minutes of rising , it'll be time to add in our pearl sugar .
Now , I found mine in my regular grocery store but you can also find it in specialty baking stores or just order it online super easy .
So we'll remove the towel , add in one cup of Belgian pearl sugar and then you'll just gently stir this into your thick batter .
Once that's pretty evenly mixed in , we'll let it rise for another 15 minutes .
During this last rise .
You'll want to get a Belgian waffle iron preheating .
You can use round or square , just make sure it's Belgian style .
So it's a nice thick waffle .
Either brush your waffle iron with butter or spray it with nonstick cooking spray .
Then I'll grab a third cup measuring cup and scoop out some of the batter and then plop it into the center of our waffle iron and get it .
Lige waffles are meant to be smaller .
They're so rich .
So you don't want to try and fill up the entire waffle iron .
After a few minutes , it'll be golden brown on both sides .
Then just use a fork to remove it from the waffle iron and transfer it to a plate .
Then scoop in more batter and keep on cooking until you've used up all of your batter .
You can see some of the pearl sugar melts in the waffle iron and it creates this caramelized crust to it .
That's just so good .
These shiny parts are the best you should end up with between seven and eight waffles .
Just take a look at this beautiful stack of lige waffles .
They are so good .
You can eat them plain .
You can serve them up with strawberries and cream .
I like to put a little nutella on there .
Maybe some cookie butter .
Anyway , you float it .
This is gonna be good .
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