Belgian Liege Waffles

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Discover the magic of Belgian Liege Waffles – a game-changer that will make you say goodbye to ordinary buttermilk waffles! Imagine a crispy, caramelized exterior paired with a soft and chewy inside – pure deliciousness awaits.

Belgian Liege Waffles

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 4 waffles


  • ½ cup warm milk 120g
  • 1 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 260g
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter 85g, room temperature
  • cup Pearl sugar 130g


  • In your stand mixer bowl, combine warm milk, active dry yeast, and brown sugar. Let it rest for 10 minutes to activate the yeast.
  • Add flour, egg, salt, and vanilla. Knead with the dough hook attachment for 3 minutes until a dough forms.
  • Incorporate softened butter and knead on medium-high speed for about 5 minutes until you have a soft, stretchy dough.
  • Transfer the dough to a clean bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let it rise in a warm place until it doubles in size (about 60 minutes).
  • Once risen, flatten the dough on a floured surface. Sprinkle half of the pearl sugar, press in, and roll up the dough. Repeat with the remaining sugar. Stretch and knead to fully incorporate the pearl sugar.
  • Preheat the waffle maker for about 10 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal parts.
  • Working one piece at a time, cook the waffles until golden and cooked through. The exact time may vary, but around 6-7 minutes on medium heat worked for me.
  • Serve with Nutella and fresh berries (or enjoy them on their own)!


  • If you don’t have a stand mixer, use a large wooden spoon and your hands, but be prepared for a sticky and challenging dough.
  • Use the first waffle as a guide to determine the perfect time and temperature for your waffle iron, adjusting accordingly.
  • These waffles are at their best when enjoyed fresh and warm!

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