Belgian Waffle Recipes
1 package active dry yeast or 1/2 oz. fresh cake yeast
2 cups whole milk, warmed to 100 degrees
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1 large egg
2 Tablespoons sugar
3 large egg yolks
7 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled to luke warm
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 Tablespoons Cognac
3 large egg whites, beaten to soft peaks
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in 1/4 cup lukewarm milk. Set aside until mixture is bubbling and foamy.
Sift the flour together with the salt into a big mixing bowl. Make a well in the center and add whole egg, yeast mixture and sugar. Mix well with a wooden spoon. Add remaining milk 1 3/4 cups and the egg yolks, one at a time, stirring until smooth.
Add melted butter, vanilla, and cognac, stir just till combined.
Fold in the egg whites . Cover with a clean towel and let rise for 1 hour in a warm place.
Stir down the batter and bake 1/2 cup at a time in waffle iron.
Here’s the waffle recipe common as street food that has pearl sugar in it.
1 1/4 oz. fresh cake yeast or 2 1/2 packages active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water 100 degrees
1 cup flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 large egg , beaten
1/3 cup milk, warm to 100 degrees
9 tablespoons butter, at room temp.
6 Tablespoons flour
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup pearl sugar
Prepare batter #1 in a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and 1 tablespoon of the flour and the sugar. Let stand until foamy.
Sift remaining flour into large bowl. Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture, egg and milk. Mix well with a wooden spoon to make a smooth batter. Cover with a towel and let rise until doubled or tripled in volume.
Meanwhile, prepare batter #2. In a medium bowl, mix butter , flour, salt ,vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon, sugar, and pearl sugar into a paste.
With hands, work batter #2 into batter#1 until well mixed. Shape dough into 10 balls. Flatten each into disk and dust with flour.
Bake in a medium-hot waffle iron. Not too hot or sugar burns. Bake until golden.
I get my pearl sugar off of Amazon.