When the waffle cooks, the sugar melts and crystallizes. The result is an absolutely delicious waffle like you’ve never tasted before. My husband and I thought the waffle was delicious, but the $8 price tag for a 4”x4” waffle was a little over the top.
A couple weeks ago I decided we needed to have waffles for dinner. I had researched Liege waffles and found that to make that dough takes a couple of days. I will be experimenting with the recipe I found at some point, but for a last minute dinner recipe I had to go back to my stand-by Buttermilk Belgian Waffle Recipe. But, I thought it would be fun to try adding some sugar to this batter and see if I could duplicate a little of what I experienced with the Waffle Love waffle. So, I took a cup of sugar cubes and crushed them up a little till I had some kidney bean sized chunks of sugar. I added the sugar to the batter, and cooked the waffles as usual. The result was a delicious, sweet waffle. I was worried the sugar might burn in my waffle iron, but it didn’t.
We topped our waffles with Biscoff Cookie Spread, sweetened whipped cream, and sliced strawberries. No syrup necessary. They were delicious! My husband liked them better than Waffle Love’s. I love the chewy, yeasty Liege waffle, but these are a good stand-in when money or time don’t allow the 30 minute trip to the waffle truck! If you’ve never had Biscoff, you definitely need to try it. It is ground up cookies with a hint of cinnamon flavor. It is the consistency of peanut butter. It is really delicious eaten with a spoon straight from the jar. Don’t say I didn’t warn you! It was fantastic on these waffles. My kids hadn’t had it before and they were all in heaven. You can buy it at the grocery store near the peanut butter.
Give these waffles a try. For breakfast, for dinner, or for dessert. You can top them with Biscoff, or Nutella, or peanut butter, and kind of fruit, whipped cream, maple syrup or the Butter Syrup found HERE. You won’t regret it!
Buttermilk Belgian Sugar Waffles
Yield: 4 Belgian waffles (the whole waffle iron)
- 1 ¾ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- ½ cup melted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup sugar cubes, broken into smaller pieces
- Biscoff Cookie Spread
- Peanut Butter
- Chopped nuts
- Whipped cream