Thursday, January 15, 2015

Waffle Love Copycat Recipe

Raised waffles with crystals of sugar that 
melt into the finished product and produce
a crunch when you bite are one of Europe's
-Liege Waffles - 
and now we have a variety here
made famous by Waffle Love but
at $8 each, you might want to make
a copycat recipe at home.

This isn't some light and fluffy batter waffle 
where everyone says, "Give me another one!"
This is a hefty rib sticking waffle that
sings of yeasty goodness.

The batter is raised and then sugar pearls
are kneaded into the batter.  

The dough is then shaped into balls and allowed
to rise a little more and the balls are baked
in a Belgian waffle iron.  Since the dough is
so thick, turn down the heat on the waffle iron and
bake a little slower.  The sugar melts and gives
a fabulous crunch as you bite into the dough.

The favorite is to drizzle the hot waffle with
Biscoff Spread and then top with cream and
berries!  - Be still my heart!

These are great for a special breakfast,
a great brunch or we love breakfast foods
for dinner.

I adapted a version found on

I think this is going to become a new 
family favorite.

Waffle Love Copycat Recipe
3/4 C milk, scalded and cooled to lukewarm
2 T. water
1 1/2 tsp. sugar
2 tsp. instant yeast
2 large eggs, whisked lightly
1 C. softened butter
3 T. honey
1 T. brown sugar
2 T. white sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4 C. flour
1 pkg. Belgian Pearl Sugar
We can buy these at Waffle Love or
Gygi's Restaurant Supply.  Check in your area.)

After the milk has cooled to lukewarm, mix in
the water, sugar and yeast and allow to
proof and get bubbly.

In a large bowl, beat the butter, honey and sugars.
Beat in the eggs and then the vanilla.  Add the milk 
and yeast mixture and then mix in 2 C. flour.  Mix
it until thoroughly mixed.  Change to a dough hook
and mix in the remaining dough and let the dough
knead for about 5 minutes.  Cover and let rest
at room temperature for at least 4 hours to let the
flavor of the yeast develop.  You can also
let the mixture rest in the fridge overnight but
you will need to give it plenty of time to return
to room temperature before baking.

After rising, punch the dough down.  It will not
rise a lot, it is a heavy dough.  Knead in the pearl
sugar and divide the dough into 10 balls.  Cover
and let rest about 20 minutes. 

Bake in a greased Belgian waffle iron, turning the
heat down a little so you don't burn the sugar.

Serve as desired.

In Belgium, they eat these plain but we love
Waffle Love's versions with Biscoff Spread, 
whipped cream and fresh berries.  They are also
great with Nutella, whipped cream and berries.

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  1. Oh my you just made my mouth delicious....


  2. I'm craving waffles now! No Belgian waffle iron in sight...just the regular old one...will that work? Oh my, they sound sooooo good!

    Jane x

  3. These look so delicious. Now I want to go to Waffle Love

  4. I'd say this would be a pretty tasty way to start the day.

  5. These make me want to run out and buy a Belgian waffle maker! So delicious.

  6. Yum! These are so pretty and sound delicious!

  7. Hi Jacquline these look like I can eat them right off the page but what is the topping you pour over the top I never heard of it is it just a caramel sauce?Susie

  8. Absolutely decadent!! I cannot wait to try them. I am definitely a waffle lover, which is proven by the fact that my parents gave me a waffle iron for one of my birthdays, when I was still in high school - lol!!

  9. Liege waffles are the best. You can purchase them all around Belgium and in food stands there as well. The Belgian waffle is good, but Liege, named after the city where they were first created, are wonderful!
    Ikea used to sell these sugar pearls. I'm wondering if they would stock them again if they got requests.
    If you cannot find the pearls locally and want to make it immediately, you can purchase sugar cubes and smash them to the approximate size of Tic Tacs or a tad bit smaller, that will also work.

  10. Oooooh! Now I need a Belgian waffle iron! Now! :)

  11. How decadent and yummy. So very tempting. We are dieting again, so this will have to wait abit. We are off to Hawaii in a few months.

  12. Oh no! I just gave my Belgian waffle maker to a friend. I really don't eat waffles, but these I would! LOL

  13. Time to buy a Belgian Waffle maker!


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