Liege Waffles (Sugar Waffles or "Pearl" Waffles)

Liege Waffles (Sugar Waffles or "Pearl" Waffles)


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The Liege waffle is by far the most popular type of waffle around the world with a rich vanilla flavour and caramelised sugar coating on the outside, which is a result of the last-minute addition of sugar lumps (pearl sugar) to the dough. Be aware, these are a little "involved" when it comes to preparing but it is well worth it in the end.

Serves: 4 

  • 240 grams plain flour
  • 50 ml lukewarm full cream milk
  • 5 grams fresh yeast
  • 200 grams pearl sugar
  • 50 ml lukewarm water
  • 1 large egg
  • 20 grams brown sugar
  • 130 grams melted butter
  • 15 grams honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Some Salt (if butter is unsalted)

Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:2min  ›  Extra time:1day rising  ›  Ready in:1day47min 

  1. Mix the yeast, milk, and water into a bowl and mix.
  2. Add the egg and the flour and mix again.
  3. Cover the dough and place it in a warm area for 1 hour.
  4. Add your brown sugar and salt and mix for 1 minute then add honey, vanilla and the butter.
  5. Scrape the dough into a large bowl, sprinkle lightly with flour, cover and let it rise at room temperature for 2 hours.
  6. Refrigerate for 2 hour.
  7. Place a heavy object on top of the dough to stop it from rising and refrigerate overnight.
  8. Gently knead in the "pearl sugar" and make dough balls of about 100 grams each.
  9. Bake at 190 degrees in a waffle iron.


Liege waffles are eaten warm.


Liege waffles do not require a topping as they are relatively sweet but there is nothing stopping you from using your imagination...

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