Chocolate Liege Waffles

Do you remember those Belgian Sugar Waffles that I made last year while Cassi was still living in Belgium?  If not, you can click on the link and see some of her crazy adventures. ;)  Anyway, while she was back last summer, she wanted to see if they were anything like the real deal that she loved so much!  The first thing that was different, her favorite waffles were stuffed with dark Belgian chocolate…..

Traditional Chocolate Liege Waffles stuffed with dark Belgian chocolate | cookingwithcurls.com

These are the Chocolate Liege Waffles that we created, well some of these photos were taken while she was here…with my old camera.  Some of these pictures were taken today, and look much more appetizing!!  We used the same recipe that is printed on the back of the Lars Own Imported Belgian Pearl Sugar – 2 pouches weighing 8 ounces each
box, I just converted it from ounces to cups…..

Liege Waffles Belgian Pearl Sugar | cookingwithcurls.com

and of course, we stuffed them with Godiva dark chocolate…..

Chocolate Liege Waffles - stuffed with dark chocolate | cookingwithcurls.com

Are you hungry yet?  Pull out a large bowl, and combine the lukewarm milk with the yeast…..

Liege Waffles yeast cookingwithcurls.com

Gently stir it together and let it sit for about 5 minutes to get bubbly.  Now add the flour, salt, vanilla, eggs, and butter…..

Liege Waffles butter cookingwithcurls.com

Beat it all together until combined.  Cover the bowl and let it sit until doubled, about 30 minutes.  While the dough is rising, cut your chocolate squares into 3 strips and set aside…..

Liege Waffles cut cookingwithcurls.com

and heat your Belgian waffle maker.  Once the dough is ready, stir in the Belgian pearl sugar…..

Chocolate Liege Waffles mix cookingwithcurls.com

then scoop out 3 to 4 ounce portions of dough…..

Liege Waffles scoop cookingwithcurls.com

and place them into each cavity of your waffle maker…..

Chocolate Liege Waffles cook cookingwithcurls.com

Press the lid shut and cook until browned…..

Chocolate Liege Waffles cool cookingwithcurls.com

Very carefully lift them out with a fork or tongs and place on a wire cooling rack.  Continue cooking additional waffles.  While the waffles are still hot, gently push 2 strips of chocolate into the center…..

Chocolate Liege Waffles stuff cookingwithcurls.com

Be very careful, hot melted sugar will burn your fingers!!  Serve your Chocolate Liege Waffles while warm or cold, the sugar coating keeps them crisp even after they cool.

Chocolate Liege Waffles with Flag | cookingwithcurls.com

So let’s say you have a really hard time cutting the chocolate into strips…because the chocolate likes to break into little pieces. ;)  I put all of the little broken pieces into a bowl and melted the chocolate in the microwave, then drizzled it over some of the waffles instead of stuffing them…..

Chocolate Liege Waffles | cookingwithcurls.com

Problem solved!  If you are really adventurous, you could add some whipped cream. :)  Okay, one more for the road…..

Chocolate Liege Waffles to go | cookingwithcurls.com

Enjoy!!

Chocolate Liege Waffles

Serves 12
Prep time 40 minutes
Cook time 3 minutes
Total time 43 minutes
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Chocolate Liege Waffles are traditional Liege Waffles stuffed or drizzled with dark Belgian chocolate!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups lukewarm milk (110 - 115 degrees)
  • 2 1/2 Teaspoons active, dry yeast
  • 3 1/2 Cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 Large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Belgian pearl sugar

Directions

In a large bowl, add the lukewarm milk and yeast, stirring gently to mix. Set aside until bubbly, about five minutes.
Add the flour, salt, butter, vanilla, and eggs, and mix to combine. {I used a hand mixer}
Cover and set aside until doubled, about 30 minutes.
While dough is rising, cut dark chocolate squares into 3 strips. Set aside.
Heat a Belgian waffle maker, and when ready, add a 3 to 4 ounce scoop of dough to each cavity.
Cook until browned, and very carefully remove from your waffle maker.
Place on a wire cooling rack, and continue cooking additional waffles.
While waffles are still hot, gently push 2 strips of chocolate into the center of each waffle.
If all of your chocolate squares break apart while cutting, place them in a small bowl and melt them in the microwave. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the waffles. ;)
Serve waffles warm or cold.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!

 

Comments

  1. says

    You are killing me here, Lisa!! These look outstanding. Not sure I could stop if I made them. I’ve never even seen pearl sugar before…. I’m sure I would end up drizzling the chocolate, but that is so beautiful to look at the cut edge when you insert it like that. I don’t own a belgian waffle maker, though, so I’m thinking I can’t do this one. Honestly, if you could freeze these I think you could sell them in the grocery store!
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    • says

      Thank you so much Seana! I ate more than my fair share of these waffles, they are addictive!! Thankfully, you have to plan ahead to order the sugar…so I won’t be making them again until I have a house full of people around to eat them. ;)

    • says

      You really should give them a try, you will be so shocked at how good they are Marcie!! They are nothing like what we consider Belgian Waffles here in the states. :)

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