Bruno Albouze Belgian Waffles

Belgian Waffles

Yields12 ServingsPrep Time25 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time50 minsDifficultyBeginnerRating


Vanilla Waffle Batter
 325 g All-purpose flour
 7 g Instant yeast, or 15g fresh
 45 g SugarGranulated sugar, or brown sugar
 2 g Salt
 100 g Eggs (2)
 200 g Milk
 125 g Beer, or milk
 5 g Vanilla bean (1), or paste
 15 g Peanut oil
 100 g Butter, melted
 100 g Pearl sugar*
Chocolate Waffle Batter
 300 g All-purpose flour
 25 g Unsweetened cocoa powderAdd the rest of the ingredients used for the vanilla waffle batter



In North America, Belgian waffles are a variety of waffle with a batter often enlighten with beaten egg whites. Popular for breakfast, it pairs with many sweet and savory toppings. Though, the traditional Belgian waffles is made with yeast. Here is an example using yeasty batter which ressembles to poolish (liquid starter) used in bread making. This offers an interesting compromise between the American style and Belgian Liege waffles. Without any doubt, the best out there is the Liège waffles / gaufre liégeoise. A rich brioche dough dotted with caramelized pearl sugar. Liege waffles are usually served as is for snacks. For the Belgian Liège waffles recipe, look up at Liege Waffles Suzette.

Waffle Batter

Combine dry ingredients first, then mix in vanilla, eggs, milk, beer and melted butter. Cover and let rest for an hour and chill overnight. Leave batter out a couple of hours prior cooking. Preheat waffle iron, and cook the waffles according to the manufacture's directions until they are golden and crisp. Enjoy!

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