I know, I know…, “Enough with the pumpkin recipes already Nicole!”
Okay, well this isn’t a pumpkin recipe. This is a waffle recipe that has pumpkin in it.
We al could use a good waffle recipe, right? I’ve got to tell you, I have never been on a high like this for pumpkin recipes EVER! Not even for waffle recipes and I love me some waffles. I don’t know what it is. It’s just my mind has gone crazy with all things fall. Maybe it’s because of my WEDDING THAT IS TAKING PLACE THIS SATURDAY! Oh yea. I am super happy and excited about. Gosh, I hope nothing goes terribly wrong. Don’t get me wrong, I know that it won’t be absolutely perfect but I hope there is no drama or major issue that gets me upset. There, I said it. I just want to be happy and in love all day long. I want to enjoy my time with my friends and family and not have to worry about someone coming to the reception drunk, rude, or self-righteous in their own way. Gosh, I am just typing away. Typing whatever is in my head. And there you go being my counselor again (thanks….again). It is all that I am thinking about these days and pray on when I get too nuts about it. Good hing I made this waffle recipe to calm me down.
Okay, okay I am done smothering my blog post with my details and concerns of my wedding that I am sure you guys are tired of hearing about. Quite frankly, I am tired of talking about it. So let’s move on. Good news is that we have something yummy to move on to. Liiiiikkkke….these awesome-sauce Pumpkin Liege Waffles that will make you lose your noodles. Yea I don’t know why I said that. Seriously, these waffles…man…..let’s just say my husband wanted to express his love for me instantly once he had one of the waffles. You see, we both love this place here in Cincinnati called Taste of Belgium and they serve the most delicious Belgium Waffles that you would ever taste. So, the fact that I can make something that tastes close to the waffles at Taste of Belgium is amazing to him. To me too! I wonder if they are making Pumpkin Liege Waffles these days? Well, they can borrow this recipe. If they want.
I want to kind of give you a warning. If you make these or ever had a waffle recipe this good, it isn’t like anything you’ve ever had. At first, they may seem hard, but once you bite into them, my gosh, they are super chewy and soft on the inside. You can eat them alone or you can eat them with syrup like any other waffle. No matter how you eat them, you will love them. If you already like the Liege Waffle then you will love this waffle recipe for the fall.
- 3 ½ c. flour
- 1 packet Active Yeast
- ¾ c. milk, warm
- 2 sticks of butter, browned
- 2 eggs
- ½ tsp. salt
- 4 tbsp. pumpkin spice
- 1 ½ tsp. pumpkin spice
- 8 oz. package Pearl Sugar
- In a large bowl of a standing mixer, dissolve the yeast with warm milk. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes. Attach the dough hook to your mixer and turn on low. Slowly add 3 cups of flour one at a time. Add the eggs, softened brown butter, salt, pumpkin puree, and pumpkin spice. Once the ingredients are well incorporated add the last ½ cup of flour. Leave in bowl, place dish towel on top, and sit in warm place for about 1 hour and until the dough has doubled in size.
- Once the dough has double in size, stir in the pearl sugar. Turn on the waffle maker and place on high heat according to manufacturer’s instructions. Spray with non-stick baking spray. Take about ⅓ cup of dough and place on the waffle maker and allow to cook for 3-4 minutes until sugar has slightly caramelized and turn golden brown. The outside will be crisp but the inside will be soft. Repeat until all dough is cooked. Serve as is or with maple syrup.