Our unique Portland style Liege waffle recipe uses a yeast leavened dough and is finished with pearl sugar which lightly caramelizes when baked and leaves a sweet crunch with every bite!
I considered some of the waffles with toppings, but figured that a plain waffle would be easiest to carry. It was the perfect street food: made fresh, not too messy, and just satisfying enough to tide me over until dinner.
They use special sugar in the batter that caramelizes and produces a crispy coating on the outside that is unique and strangely addictive.
The waffles themselves are sugary and crispy and just pure heaven. There must be some secret in making them so perfect...
The Belgiums had a stroke of genius when they introduced chunks of pearl sugar into their dense and chewy waffle - the Liege waffle. And The Waffle Window had a stroke of genius with their interpretation of the Belgium treat.