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    I really should call these “waffles so good, we had them for breakfast & dinner,” but, for the sake of being plain, I’ll call them the best Belgian waffles. I’m not 100% sure if these are true Belgian waffles, but frankly, they’re the best & I’m not backing down. A couple weeks ago, my friends Erin, Michael & I ventured to Bruges Waffles in Salt Lake City. I knew from the first bite that I never wanted another ordinary waffle again. What differentiates these from traditional waffles is that they’re made from dough. Really fabulous dough. Dough that rises with yeast & is sealed with pearl sugar. The crispy texture & creme fraiche just sealed the deal.

    The best waffle recipe - for breakfast, brunch or dessert

    How did I go for 3- years {no, I’m not telling} without knowing about pearl sugar? In the waffle iron, the little bits of sugar caramelize into little bites of happiness. You can find them at specialty food stores, World Market & gourmet super markets. There’s Swedish pearl sugar & Belgian pearl sugar – I highly recommend the Belgian.

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    Topped with fruit {and creme fraiche}, there’s just no comparison. But let’s be honest, they don’t need anything. Don’t even think about adding butter & syrup.

    the best Belgian waffle recipe - hands down! Great for breakfast, brunch or dessert via julieblanner.com

    They made the sweetest Valentine’s with heart shaped strawberries.

    the best Belgian waffle recipe - hands down! Great for breakfast, brunch or dessert via julieblanner.com

    To make your own heart-shaped strawberries, remove the stem, cut a small v & slice vertically. Simple & beautiful!

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    This recipe varies slightly from that on the Lars own box – & to me, the addition of an egg & a little less flour is perfection! And now, the creme fraiche “recipe”…

    the best Belgian waffle recipe - hands down! Great for breakfast, brunch or dessert via julieblanner.com

    Mix 7.5 ounces creme fraiche with 1/2 c powdered sugar. Mmmmm.

    the best Belgian waffle recipe - hands down - with sweet creme fraiche! Great for breakfast, brunch or dessert via julieblanner.com

    A couple notes: these are much heavier than a traditional waffle. They remain crunchy hours later if you want to save some for dessert. You could also cover the dough for use later in the day/evening. Yes, I’ve tried both {in the name of research}. Feel free to add a scoop of ice cream.

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    The Best Belgian Waffles

    What differentiates these from traditional waffles is that they’re made from dough. Really fabulous dough. Dough that rises with yeast & is sealed with pearl sugar. The crispy texture & creme fraiche just sealed the deal.

    Course Breakfast, Brunch
    Keyword belgian waffles, breakfast, brunch, homemade, waffles
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes
    Servings 8
    Calories 417 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 1 package active dry yeast
    • 3/4 c lukewarm milk
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 c melted butter
    • 2 tsp vanilla
    • 3 c flour
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 8 oz Beglian pearl sugar

    Instructions

    1. Sprinkle the yeast over warm milk in a bowl {no more than 100 degrees F}. Let is stand 15 minutes.
    2. Whisk eggs, butter, & vanilla into yeast mixture until blended. Set aside.
    3. Mix flour & salt. Create a well.
    4. Pour liquid mixture into well & stir until combined into dough.
    5. Cover bowl with a light cloth & allow to rise in a warm place 30 minutes.
    6. Stir in pearl sugar.
    7. Place a ball of dough on medium high waffle iron & cook until golden - about 3 minutes.
    Nutrition Facts
    The Best Belgian Waffles
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 417 Calories from Fat 225
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 25g38%
    Saturated Fat 15g75%
    Cholesterol 124mg41%
    Sodium 382mg16%
    Potassium 118mg3%
    Carbohydrates 37g12%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 1g1%
    Protein 8g16%
    Vitamin A 835IU17%
    Calcium 49mg5%
    Iron 2.5mg14%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

     

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    Coordinately yours,

    Julie

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