Are you guys still freaking out about daylight savings time like I am? It’s been 3 days now and I still feel like going to bed by 7pm every night. It starts getting dark at like 4 in the afternoon. Okay not really, but by the way I have been cranking up the Christmas music, chugging the apple cider, and snuggling with cozy blankets like a boss, you would think I was about to enter hibernation.
Have any of you been to Belgium? I haven’t, but it has made one flying leap almost to the top of my “places I want to go in Europe” list. Here’s why:
I honestly don’t know much else about Belgium, but I don’t need to. These waffles are alllllll I need to know.
I’ve always been more of a pancake girl. Maybe that’s because our waffle iron is so pitiful. One side of the heating element doesn’t work, so halfway through cooking them you have to slide it 180 degrees to cook the other half. It’s kind of pathetic.
But these Liege Waffles have changed everything. Everything! No other waffle stands a chance now. Because no other waffles have giant chunks of crunchy, delicious sugar in them.
That’s what sets these waffles apart. Pearl sugar is the secret. Each sugar is a little smaller than a pea, and instead of melting into the waffle, they stay crunchy, so when you bite in, you get these delicious little nuggets of awesomeness. Like I said, every other waffle is now ruined.
Can you see the two little spots of sugar? Here’s another look.
They sell these famous little pastries on the street corners over in Belgium. My brother wanted to recreate them at home, and the first time we made them we had people over so he made a triple batch. One recipe calls for a cup of butter, so that means he used 6 sticks of butter. 6 sticks of butter. Can you tell why I love these waffles yet?
These would be a perfect Christmas morning breakfast…or dessert. Top with strawberries and whipped cream, or ice cream, or melted chocolate. I actually prefer them without maple syrup, I feel like it competes with the flavor of the waffle too much.
The batter is really thick, so you kind of need to spread it out a little bit.