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Shocking and Super Rich Belgian Waffles

Shocking and Super Rich Belgian Waffles

I recreated the incredibly delicious waffles that I ate a few years ago that were made by a chef. This is a surprisingly super rich recipe and it tastes even better cooled so I recommend giving these waffles out as a take-home gift or to serve the next morning. You can of course freeze them as well and I guarantee they will still be delicious!

Ingredients: 8 to 10 waffles

Bread flour
200 g
Cooled low fat milk (1%)
100 g
Egg yolks (about 2)
about 35 g
Honey
10 g
Sugar
30 g
Salt
2 g
Dry yeast
5 g
Unsalted butter (1 stick)
about 110 g
Nib sugar (or waffle sugar)
appropriate amount
↑If you live in the US, you can purchase Lars' Own Swedish Pearl Sugar on Amazon.com.

Steps

1. Mix the wet ingredients like egg yolks, milk and honey. Then add the dry ingredients to make the dough. The butter needs to be at room temperature when mixing.
2. Once the dough is kneaded, allow it to rise for 30 minutes (40 to 50 minutes in winter).
3. After the first rise, cut into 40 gram pieces. This should yield about 8 to 10 pieces.
4. Spread pearl sugar on a plate.
5. Press one side of each dough into the pearl sugar to coat.
6. Then reshape to wrap the sugar inside.
7. Wrap neatly like this.
8. Once all of the dough has pearl sugar incorporated into it, wrap in a wet towel and allow them to rise for the final time for about 10 minutes. Preheat the waffle maker.
9. Set the waffle maker to level 2 and cook for 2 minutes. Cook until browned.
10. Note: Do not shut the lid tightly. It will make the waffles too flat. It is ideal if you put the cover down as lightly as possible.
11. If you want to make them in a flowery shape, use only the center and cook one at a time.
12. Let them cool for about 5 minutes to dissipate the gas before eating. They are also delicious after being put away in a container and completely cooled.
13. If you don't have nib sugar, use chocolate chips instead. You can also mix cocoa and almond flour into the dough to make chocolate waffles. It is also delicious to incorporate matcha into the dough and top with finely chopped amanatto before cooking.

Story Behind this Recipe

Belgian waffles may not be so popular anymore, but I had a craving for them and came up with a recipe for my favorite ones that I loved eating in the past. I arranged it so that I could easily make it anytime here in the US. I make a lot and freeze them so I could pop them in the toaster for breakfast or put them in my kids' lunch box. Please try as it is rich and delicious!
Note: This recipe uses a lot of butter, so I don't recommend it if you are on a diet!