Le Waf Belgium Waffles at Home

The Village at Northstar has a lot of things going for it, but for the little ones, Le Waf is at the top of the list. After a few hours on the mountain, their attention is towards caramelized waffle goodness.

Fortunately, the good peeps at Euro Snack provided Food Network with their Le Waf recipe. Being the diligent home baker, I had to reproduce at home. In making the recipe, a couple of changes were required: (1) converted fresh yeast to instant yeast and (2) the dough proved too wet with the original commercial recipe (for me), so added 10% more flour.

Ingredients

  • 275 g all-purpose flour
  • 100 g milk at 105 degrees
  • 5 g instant yeast
  • 1 egg
  • 150 g butter, at room temperature 
  • 20 g sugar
  • 3 g salt 
  • 175 g pearl sugar

Procedure

  1. Combine 125 g flour, milk and yeast. Let rest for 20 minutes
  2. Add remaining 150 g flour, egg, butter, sugar and salt. Knead until smooth.
  3. Knead in pearl sugar. Form a ball and rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Divide into 8 equal pieces, forming each into a ball. The dough is will soft and supple, and full of butter. Like a 80% hydration dough. Rest for at min. 40 minutes.
  5. 2-3 min per waffle in a waffle iron until well color.

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