Liege Waffles


They say these are the true Belgian waffles.  Though I have also heard that what we call Belgian waffles were actually originally called Bel-Gem waffles at the 1964 Worlds Fair, but they were sold by a couple from Brussels and over time the name was changed.  (Yay for Wikipedia!) So nothing against American Belgian waffles.

Nerdiness aside, these are delicious waffles and I am now looking to book a flight to Belgium.  I had seen recipes for yeasted waffles floating around the internet for a while now.  I had even seen recipes for Liege waffles but it wasn’t until Smitten Kitchen posted a version that included a way to make your own pearl sugar that I was willing to commit.  We have made them a few times since then.  They are really really good.  And my breakfast-loving husband is always happy to have breakfast for dinner!

Though with two rising periods these do require a little advanced planning.  So so worth it though.

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Yogurt Waffles


Anytime anyone starts talking about waffles I hear Donkey from Shrek in my head:

“We can stay up late, swapping manly stories, and in the morning, I’m making waffles!”

If I want to feel old I think about the fact that the first Shrek came out the same year my sister-in-law was born.  But I’d rather not think about that.

Because I’m making waffles!!

I don’t make homemade from scratch waffles very often.  I am not sure why.  They aren’t any harder than homemade pancakes and are delicious.  Plus the waffle maker is just fun!

This is a good basic everyday waffle recipe; chewy and flavorful.

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