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Pearl Sugar Liège Waffles

  • Author: Superman Cooks
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Yield: 15-20 waffles 1x
  • Category: Breakfast and Dessert
  • Cuisine: Belgian


An authentic Belgian waffle that is both decadent and simple.



  • 1 C warm milk (105-110°)
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 stick softened butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 3/4 C AP flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 C pearl sugar
  • 1 C dried cranberries


  1. Heat milk to correct temperature and then add yeast and allow to set for 10 minutes
  2. Add brown sugar and combine
  3. Place flour in large bowl and add butter, salt, vanilla and almond extract, Mix to combine.
  4. Add eggs and stir in (this will be a dough, not a batter like most waffle batter).
  5. Cover and allow dough to sit for about 45 minutes until dough is doubled in size.
  6. Stir in pearl sugar and cranberries (optional)
  7. Heat waffle iron and lightly spray with oil.
  8. Drop dough into center of iron (enough for dough to cover the inner third of iron).
  9. Cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes.
  10. As you cook these the sugar will melt and make the next waffles coated with a little sugar as it caramelizes in the iron.

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