The Best Waffle You Will Ever Eat

A week or so ago I mentioned on, "Things I'm Loving Thursday," liege waffles. I also mentioned sharing a recipe for them. After mixing, combining and changing a couple different recipes I have found on the internets I finally came up with the perfect flavor combination. The outside is crispy, the inside chewy, with yeasty and sugary flavors, sprinkled with pockets of caramelized sugar. It is not suggested that you put butter and syrup on these like you do buttermilk waffles, they are delicious just on their own. When I made them last, we had them as dessert instead and topped with vanilla ice cream. Whenever you choose to eat them, I have no doubt you will love them! Let me know what you think!!

Liege/Street Waffles

1 pkg. yeast (2 1/4 tsp.)
1/3 c. warm milk
2 tsp. brown sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 c. flour
3 eggs
1 c. melted butter
1 c. pearl sugar (or smashed sugar cubes if you cannot find it)

Place brown sugar and 1 package of yeast into warm milk. Let sit for 5 minutes to activate. In a mixing bowl sift together flour and salt. Once yeast has activated stir into flour mixture on medium speed. Next mix in eggs, on at a time, on medium speed alternating with melted butter. Add vanilla. 

Cover and let dough double. You can also cover and place in the refrigerator overnight and then cook in the morning, do not add sugar. 

While your dough is proofing, if you were not able to find pearl sugar you can make your own by placing sugar cubes in a ziplock bag and smashing them with a rolling pin. You want small chunks of sugar. I like to think of making them into chunks the size of diamonds or crystals but that's just me. Once dough is doubled, gently stir in the sugar. 

Heat your waffle iron on high heat, then take around two tablespoons (an ice cream scoop works perfect) and put into the center of the sprayed iron. Let cook for five minutes or until the outside is crispy and browned. 

BE VERY CAREFUL when you take them off the iron and DO NOT eat them immediately. They are SUPER HOT and will burn your precious hands and mouth. Let cool and then enjoy! 
If you have never used yeast, don't let it scare you!
This is how it looks once it gets activated.
Mix together the flour and salt. 
Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture so they are one happy family.
Alternated between golden deliciousness and eggs. 

3 eggs to be exact. 

I like to use vanilla bean paste sometimes instead to add
pretty speckles of vanilla bean. 

The mixture should be the consistency of runny bread dough. 
A warm window is always a good spot to let dough rise. 
If you cannot find pearl sugar,
sugar cubes will do. 
Sugared diamonds. 

Gently fold the crystals in. 
An ice cream scoop works perfect for scooping the dough. 

Drop in the center of the waffle iron.
A Belgium Waffle Iron works best.
This is Coco's Humane Society/Begging Face.
She LOVES waffles. 

You can eat them plain or...

Topped with your favorite flavor combination!