Confession: I’m not a huge lover of Valentine’s Day. I don’t love the idea of forced romance, overpriced dinners or crowded restaurants. I don’t want a huge box of angel-shaped chocolates to ruin any diet progress that I may have made since New Years Day. I prefer white roses over red and I love choosing my own jewelry. (As I’m typing this, I realize that I must be such a nightmare for my husband. Sorry, babe.) I totally understand that some people love the holiday and wait all year for the romantic date, but it’s just not my thing.
I do, however, try to make it sweet for my girls (again: sorry, Marc.) I try to sprinkle a little magic around the house with a thoughtful gift or special treat. And this traditional Liege waffle recipe is certainly special. It is more difficult than 99.9% of anything I usually cook, but they are sooooo delicious, it’s totally worth it. I have looked high and low for the perfect Liege waffle recipe and this one is the BEST. I follow it exactly and the results are truly scrumptious.
I was first introduced to Liege waffle in Los Angeles and my whole family fell in love. They are not a typical batter type waffle, but rather an actual dough. The crunchy outside is coupled with a chewy inside makes them a different texture than a traditional waffle, but they are AH-mazing. Admittedly, it’s takes a little more planning because you need to prep a few hours before making them, but they are the perfect treat if you are planning special holiday or celebration.
I think the magic of the recipe are the sugar crystals that are added before cooking. They give the waffles a perfect sweet crunch that I die for. It eliminates the need for syrup or whipped cream. I simply top our with fresh fruits and they are perfectection! If you try the recipe, please share and let me know how they turned out!
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