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Belgian liege waffles

Belgian Liege Waffles

Belgian liege waffles are made with a raised yeast dough, and filled with pieces of Belgian pearl sugar.
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine Belgian, eclectic
Keyword waffle
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 7 waffles
Calories 319kcal



Make Dough

  • Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm milk in a small container and let sit for a few minutes.
    2 t instant dry yeast, 6 T lukewarm milk
  • Meanwhile, place the flour in large bowl, add the softened butter, and combine using your hand.
    1 3/4 cups all purpose flour, 1 stick unsalted butter
  • Add egg, salt, vanilla, and mix together.
    1 egg, 1/4 t salt, 1/2 t vanilla
  • Add in the yeast and milk and mix to fully combine.
    The dough will be quite sticky and messy. 

Rise Dough

  • Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and place in a warm place to rise (about 30 minutes).
  • Add the Belgian sugar and knead in until evenly distributed.
    4 oz Belgian pearl sugar
  • Divide into approximately 3 ounce balls (to make about 7 total).


  • Bake in a heated waffle iron.
    (I did level 5 out of 6 on mine, but your temp will vary according to the make/model of the waffle iron.) 



Adapted from the recipe on the back of the Lars' Own Belgian Pearl Sugar (affiliate link, at no extra cost to you).


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 59mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 96mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 458IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg