Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Chocolate Caramel Liege Waffles

by Darla

Chocolate Caramel Liege Waffles by BakingdomI was going to talk to you guys about something today. I think it was gonna be funny.

I don’t even remember.

I don’t remember because I’m sitting here, trying to write this, minding my own business, when I see something out of the corner of my eye.

About three inches away FROM MY FACE.

A spider.

Dropping down from the ceiling.

ONTO MY SHOULDER.

I can’t even think right now.

It’s not even lunchtime, and I’ve already had an adrenaline overdose and committed murder. Justified murder, yes. But murder nonetheless.

I’m going to have a leftover chocolate waffle. With caramel sauce.

Follow the pictures below to enjoy these to their maximum potential. That’s what I’ll be doing right now. For brunch. I’ve earned it.

Chocolate Liege Waffles by BakingdomSift some sugar on these. Just do it.

Homemade Chocolate Liege Waffles by BakingdomWhile you’re at it, grab some ice cream to join the caramel sauce. Like, maybe…some Heath ice cream.

Chocolate Caramel Liege Waffles and Ice Cream by BakingdomYou want the ice cream.

Ice Cream and Chocolate Liege Waffles by BakingdomTrust me on this.

Enjoy!

Chocolate Liege Waffles
Makes 6 waffles

Ingredients

1/3 cup (about 83 ml) hot milk
1/2 cup (1 stick or 113 grams) unsalted butter
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon (5 ml) vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (grams) bread flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1 1/4 teaspoon (or 1 packet) instant yeast
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Belgian Pearl Sugar

Caramel Sauce

To make the waffles: In a medium bowl or measuring cup, heat the milk until it’s hot enough to melt the butter. Stir the butter into the milk until melted. Add the eggs, whisking lightly. Stir in the honey and vanilla extract; set aside.

In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer with the dough hook attached, combine the flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, yeast, cinnamon, and salt. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the warm milk mixture in a slow steady stream. Increase speed to medium and mix until the dough barely sticks to the bowl, about 7 to 8 minutes, scraping the sides as necessary. Transfer the dough to a very lightly oiled bowl, cover, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.

Once doubled, turn on the waffle iron. Knead the pearl sugar into the dough and set aside to rest while the iron heats.

Divide the dough into 6 slightly larger than 4-ounce pieces. One piece at a time, spread the waffle dough in the hot iron. Cook until deep golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Serve warm, plain, or with caramel or maple syrup, or other garnish.

Recipe by Darla

Sugary Chocolate by Bakingdom

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1 Kayle (The Cooking Actress) March 5, 2013 at 11:02 am

Gah! There’s nothing worse than a spider propelling down from the ceiling into your vicinity!

You deserve to eat these waffles, lady. You’ve been through a traumatic episode.

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2 Larissa March 5, 2013 at 11:38 am

Forgive my ignorance – but what is a liege waffle compared to a non-liege waffle? These look freaking amazing! Chocolate and caramel??? YES! YES! YES!

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3 Darla March 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Liege waffles are Belgian waffles (literally from Liege, Belgium) that are made with yeast and risen, before having pearl sugar (big chunks of white sugar) kneaded into the dough. Then, they’re cooked just like other waffles, and they are incredible!! :)

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4 Isabel Mackey March 5, 2013 at 5:53 pm

liege waffles are a kind of belgian waffle made with pearl sugar-I would make them every day if pearl sugar weren’t so expensive!

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5 Cookbook Queen March 5, 2013 at 11:41 am

I definitely want the ice cream. YUMMMM!!!!

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6 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 5, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I am all over these fabulous waffles. Yum!

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7 shelly (cookies and cups) March 5, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Love the pictures! That waffle with the ice cream needs to happen in my kitchen.

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8 Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen March 5, 2013 at 12:30 pm

OMG these waffles look amazing. I actually made chocolate doughnuts this morning and dipped them in salted caramel. But gosh adding that heath ice cream sounds spectacular! The photographs are absolutely gorgeous :)

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9 Dafna @ Stellina Sweets March 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm

You’re kind of rocking my world right now, ’cause I always thought you had to have a special professional waffle iron to make Liège waffles! This is a most wonderful development– can’t wait to make these… *drool* :)

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10 Becca from Cookie Jar Treats March 5, 2013 at 2:19 pm

I’m sorry about the spider. Spiders are life’s little devils. I’ve been lucky to not have encountered any spiders this year… or at least any spiders in the apartment. I’m not as afraid of spiders outside as I am when they are inside. Anyways, I want these waffles now…. for dinner…. is that bad? Oh well :)

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11 Nancy @ gottagetbaked March 5, 2013 at 2:30 pm

JS#DL@KFJ*SDLK!!!! I can’t speak for two reasons – first, I’m imagining that spider on ME and I’m freaking out! I’m a total arachnaphobe. Second, I’d punch myself in my own face if I could have a stack of these amazing waffles. That ice cream, that caramel slowly dripping down…oh em gee. Your photos are gorgeous.

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12 Robin March 5, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Hello, comfort food. I’m going to look for a spider right now so I can have the trauma to justify this. Yum!

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13 Ali | Gimme Some Oven March 5, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Eee…I get goosebumps just reading about YOUR spider story on my computer! You definitely earned a waffle!

Absolutely gorgeous photos!!

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14 Maria March 5, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Love everything about these! Pinned and drooling:)

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15 Carol | a cup of mascarpone March 5, 2013 at 6:15 pm

STUNNING!!!

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16 marla March 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Gorgeous waffles! I pinned ‘em 4 times ;)

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17 Vicki @ WITK March 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Spider on your shoulder! Eeewww! Chocolate and caramel waffles, much better. :)

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18 Emily {Pink Tiger in the Kitchen} March 6, 2013 at 6:05 am

It’s like the spider knew… Thank goodness for these chocolate waffles to help with the adrenaline rush!

These look absolutely AMAZING!! YUM!!

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19 Annie @ Annie's Noms March 6, 2013 at 6:28 am

I actually shivered when I read the word spider!! Yes that murder was totally justified. These look delicious though, need to get myself a waffle maker!!

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20 Michelle March 6, 2013 at 6:39 am

That’s enough to make me want to buy a waffle maker! Today!

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21 Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet March 6, 2013 at 6:55 am

Need this in my life, like yesterday! These look amazing!

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22 Rhody J. March 6, 2013 at 7:28 am

Sound soooo good! Now I “get to” buy a waffle maker to replace the one hubby donated! And gotta try to find some Belgian Pearl Sugar! (Yikes!)

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23 Gemma March 6, 2013 at 2:42 pm

Wow…! Words can’t describe how deliciously tempting your waffles look! So decadent, so yummy..so complete! :-) It’s 11.40pm in Spain, I should be going to bed but my stomach is growling so bad! Hehe. Would kill for some waffles right now!
xoxo
G.

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24 Rosa March 6, 2013 at 3:13 pm

I’m so sorry for the spider attacking you! That is absolutely awful and uncalled for! Eeeek!

But on another note, I have to stop looking at your blog when I’m hungry. It took all of my self-control not to lick my screen when I saw this. Oh. Em. Gee!! Thank you for the waffle and caramel recipe! My pregnancy cravings have gone in overdrive when it comes to sweet stuff and your blog!

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25 Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. March 6, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Gah! I can’t even imagine the spider thing. I would die for sure. These waffles are a must for recovery!

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26 Natasha March 7, 2013 at 3:28 am

Oh WOW. I LOVE liege waffles. I can’t eat any other type, they’re just so good with their crunchy exterior and soft and fluffy middle… but a chocolate and caramel version?! YUM! They look ridiculously good, and I love the photos! :-)

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27 Becs @ Lay the table March 7, 2013 at 5:38 am

These look incredible! My boyfriend is the one who is scared of spiders in our house, it makes me laugh when he says “It’s big enough to take my leg off!”

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28 Wendy March 7, 2013 at 8:41 am

The crunch of those chocolate waffles with the smooth gooey caramel topped with cold vanilla ice cream…sensory heaven.

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29 Caroline @ chocolate & carrots March 8, 2013 at 10:54 am

They look absolutely fantastic! I bet that photoshoot was fun to clean up. I think I would just lick it all up! ;-) Nothing finer than a liege waffle! P.S. I’m terrified of spiders too.

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30 Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen March 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Oh wow these look so delicious, totally making my mouth water!

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31 Kylie June 7, 2013 at 6:00 pm

I love your blog out of my whole heart!
May I ask which camera brand you use?
You are amazing with your life! :) Thanks for sharing such fabulous and creative
confection ideas xo.

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32 Darla July 4, 2013 at 10:10 am

Thank you so much! You are too kind!

You can find a lot of info about my photography here: http://bakingdom.com/2011/01/photography-fyi.html

I have since upgraded my camera from a Nikon D90 to a D7000.

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33 Ashley Hudgens September 12, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Would it be possible to make these the night before and cook in the morning?

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34 Darla September 19, 2014 at 11:37 am

Yes, just place the dough in a container and cover with plastic wrap right after mixing (don’t allow to rise). In the morning, remove the dough from the refrigerator 45 minutes to one hour before you want to cook. Allow the dough to double in size, then proceed with the recipe as directed.

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