Some people already know it: I just LOVE waffles!
But with waffels I don’t mean any kind of waffle, they must be ‘Luikse wafels’, which are also known as ‘suikerwafels’. In English known as ‘Liège waffels’ or in German as ‘Lütticher Waffeln’.
Lately I spent 10 days in Leuven (Belgium) and had a warm waffle almost every day in a waffle shop in the Leopold Vanderkelenstraat (at the corner of the Bondgenotenlaan). Now that I’m back, I of course can’t just stop with it. I searched for a good recipe and I didn’t give up until I found one. I immediately started preparing some and they where so delicious that I decided that everybody should know how to make them. Here is the recipe:
Ingredients for 18 waffles: 750 g flour, 270 mL lukewarm milk, 70 g yeast, 3 eggs and 2 egg yolks, a pinch of salt, 1/2 package (4 g) vanilla sugar, 400 g soft butter or margarine, 500 g coarse sugar (in Dutch: parelsuiker, in German: Hagelzucker).
Mix a dough from all the ingredients, except for the butter and the coarse sugar. Let it stand for 30 minutes. Add the butter and knead everything carefully until the dough has a smooth, even consistency. Now add the coarse sugar and knead the dough again. Make portions of 100 g and let them stand for another 15 minutes. Preheat the waffle iron (Belgium waffle iron for square waffles) and bake each dough portion for about 3 minutes. The waffles are best if eaten warm.
Eet smakelijk! But be warned: one waffle contains 361 kcal and 10,5 g fat.
Update (April, 7th): here’s the list of ingredients:
|flour||750 g||3.33 cup|
|lukewarm milk||270 mL||1.08 cup|
|wet yeast||70 g||2.50 oz.|
|salt||a pinch||a pinch|
|vanilla sugar||4 g||0.14 oz.|
|butter||400 g||14.11 oz.|
|coarse sugar||500 g||1.10 lb.|