1840s Liege Waffle

Prep Time
Cook Time
3h 10m
Ready In

Recipe: #14117

September 01, 2014

Categories: Waffles

"An old recipe, when waffles first started, dense, uses yeast so takes longer to make."

Original is 8 servings
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  • Serving Size: 1 (253.7 g)
  • Calories 689.4
  • Total Fat - 44.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 19 g
  • Cholesterol - 1348.8 mg
  • Sodium - 360.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 47.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.7 g
  • Sugars - 10.5 g
  • Protein - 25 g
  • Calcium - 174 mg
  • Iron - 4.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.9 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Mix the sponge together and let proof.

Step 2

Then add other flours salt and butter; let rise until doubled, about 1 hour in warm spot.

Step 3

Add baking soda and vinegar.

Step 4

Add in egg whites.

Step 5

Spray Pam on waffle iron.

Step 6

Put on 2/3 cup of batter, which will be thick. Sprinkle on topping sugar on top. Bake.


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • Use high quality butter for the best results.
  • Make sure the warm water is not too hot as it can kill the yeast.

  • Substitute coconut oil for the butter - Coconut oil is a healthier alternative to butter that still provides a delicious flavor. Plus, it is vegan-friendly and dairy-free.
  • Substitute almond flour for the all-purpose flour - Almond flour is a great option for those looking for a gluten-free alternative to all-purpose flour. It provides a nutty flavor and a lighter texture to the waffle.

Vegan Liege Waffle Replace the egg yolks and whites with 2 1/2 cups of vegan egg replacer. Replace the butter with vegan butter substitute. Replace the honey with maple syrup.

Fresh Fruit Salad - This light and refreshing dish is the perfect accompaniment to the dense and sweet Liege Waffle. The sweetness of the fruit will balance out the waffle nicely, and the bright colors of the fruit will make for a beautiful presentation.

Vanilla Custard: This creamy and sweet custard is the perfect complement to the Liege Waffle. The richness of the custard will pair nicely with the sweetness of the waffle, and the contrasting texture of the two will make for a delightful combination.


Q: How long does it take to make this waffle?

A: The total time to make this waffle is about 2-3 hours. The sponge needs to proof for about 1 hour and the batter needs to rise for another hour. The actual baking time will depend on your waffle iron.

Q: What kind of ingredients do I need?

A: You will need all-purpose flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, butter, eggs, milk, and vanilla extract. You may also want to add some spices or flavoring to your waffle batter.

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Fun facts:

Fun Fact 1: The 1840s Liege Waffle was a favorite of Queen Victoria. She enjoyed them for breakfast and often served them to visiting dignitaries.

Fun Fact 2: This recipe for Liege Waffles was popularized by a French chef named Auguste Escoffier. He was the first to introduce the concept of the modern restaurant kitchen and is often credited as the father of modern French cuisine.