Liège Sugar Waffle Recipe: Not to be confused with the American "Belgian Waffle"
My family recently returned from a trip to Paris. While walking the streets and enjoying the atmosphere we meandered through an antique fair. One vendor was selling these delicious sugary waffles.
It has been a long time since I've had a Liège waffle. It brought back such amazing memories.
Here is how to make your own sugar-pearl waffles.
What is a Liège Waffle?
Centuries ago, the Bishop-Prince of Liege,Belgium, grew tired of his breakfast brioche and asked his chef to prepare something new and different. Just before baking, he put the sugars “pearls” that were normally on the outside of the finished brioche into the dough directly. Instead of baking the dough patties in an oven, he baked them in a waffle iron. His result was a fragrant, warm waffle coated with caramelized sugar.
The prince was delighted. Of course, all the courtiers were equally impressed and soon the town of Liege was well-known for ‘gaufres de Liege confections. Sugar Waffle is also a common name used for these waffles.© Diane Chase is the author of the Adirondack Family Activities™ guidebook series, Adirondack Family Time™, which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the third guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities™.