When I tell you these are the best Belgian waffles you’ll ever try, they honestly are! My best friend lived in Belgium for a while in her teenage years and found that this recipe is the exact one of the street waffles of Belgium! Topped with a delicate floral green tea whipped cream, these are sublime for a brunch! 

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As somehow that’s slightly addicted to breakfast foods, waffles and pancakes is a serious breakfast war. Pancakes are for every day meals, whether we’re having them slathered with berry jam in the mornings or as “breakfast for dinner” with eggs and bacon. Waffles, on the other hand, are for more refined and elegant occasions. Brunch being one of them, since Belgian waffles should always be accompanied by a mimosa!

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These liege-style Belgian waffles are the ultimate waffles. They’re hard work and take two days to make them, but dear readers, they are so worth the wait. So much so, that you won’t need to slather them with anything actually. The waffles are amazing all on their own, so I decided to keep it simple and just make a tea-infused whipped cream to dollop on carelessly. To make these true to the recipe, you’ll be to order Belgian Pearl Sugar, easy to find on Amazon under the brand Lar’s Own, which I used in this recipe.

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One of my favorite culinary techniques is infusions. Whether you’re infusing a pork chop with a marinade or a vodka with vanilla beans, it’s such a delicate way to impart flavor to a liquid. For this recipe, we infused heavy whipping cream (cold, before it was whipped) overnight with some gorgeous, loose-leaf teas by Palais Des Thes.

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Palais des Thés proposes a fresh, new tea option: the Indulgence Tea Sets. Three new themed gift boxes – “Les Floraux,”“Les Fruités,” and “Les Gourmands,” each includes five all-natural flavored teas to indulge the senses with floral, fruity and sweet treat flavors. Perfect for tea-connoisseurs and novices alike, these sets are also an ideal way to treat yourself, for example with floral Thé des Sables with Damas Rose, to remind you of your best spring and summer memories; or with fruity Thé des Alizés with white peach and watermelon; or maybe with Mélange du Cap, a delicious Rooibos tea with cocoa nibs and vanilla pods. Each box contains five tubes of whole leaf tea (60g-2.1oz, $29). Each tube contains enough tea to brew a 6-8 cup pot. (12g/0.4oz per tube).

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Belgian Waffles with Green Tea Whipped Cream

These Belgian Waffles topped with a Green Tea Whipped Cream would make the perfect addition to a brunch!
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  • 4 grams active dry yeast
  • 60 grams lukewarm whole milk
  • 40 grams lukewarm water
  • 240 grams unbleached bread flour
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 20 grams light brown sugar
  • 4.5 grams salt
  • 120 grams softened unsalted butter
  • 15 grams honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 150 grams Belgian Pearl Sugar

for the whipped cream

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons tea


  • Place yeast, milk, and water into your mixer bowl. Whisk to combine.
  • Add egg and 80 grams flour, mix to blend and make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.
  • Sprinkle remaining 160 grams of flour over this wet mixture, but do NOT stir. Cover and let sit for 90 minutes. At the end of this time, the batter should be bubbling over the flour.
  • Combine brown sugar and salt, add to mixture, mixing on low speed to blend.
  • Whisk together honey and vanilla and drizzle in. With the mixture on medium low, add 30 grams of softened butter at a time. Make sure to stop and scrape the sides of the bowl during this process. Dough should be sticky, but come together.
  • Place dough in an oiled bowl and cover. Let rise for 4 hours.
  • After four hours, refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes. This is important!
  • After the 30 minutes, bring the cool dough out and deflate it using a spatula. Scrape the dough onto a piece of plastic wrap and place it overnight int eh refrigerator.
  • The next day, cut 110 gram sized dough balls and manually knead in 30 grams of Belgian sugar. Let rest for 90 minutes before cooking in waffle iron.
  • Depending on your waffle iron, you'll cook your waffles for 2-4 minutes. Serve immediately!
  • To make green tea whipped cream: infuse 1 cup heavy whipping cream with 2 tablespoons Palais de Thes loose leaf tea. The next day, strain and whisk until whipped cream is made.


Recipe from: http://www.waffle-recipes.com/liege-waffle-recipe-gaufres-de-liege/
Servings: 5 medium sized waffles

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Disclaimer: Palais Des Thes provided me with a variety of their products to test out, but I was under no obligation to post about them. They’re just one of my favorite tea companies! 

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  1. Kelley Murray says:

    I love making sun brewed tea in the summer.

  2. Starry night – its so delicious and has a hint of vanilla (art of tea sells it)

  3. My wife and I just got back from a trip to Belgium, and we ate Liege Waffles almost every day. They were the most amazing invention ever…and available everywhere on the street! I totally hit up the grocery store over there and loaded up on Belgian pearl sugar before coming home. Seriously…who brings back boxes of pearl sugar from Belgium?? Thanks for sharing this recipe…Liege Waffles are definitely on my to-do list soon!!