In this case waffles are always a good idea. And I have a soft spot for Gaufres de liège and so I changed my recipe to fit in sweet starter instead of yeast. But be aware that kneading egg and butter under the starter can be a little bit messy. If you want to keep clean hands, a mixer is maybe a better solution.
The waffles taste as good as the original ones, maybe even better due to the preferment. The only problem I face now is that I have to find a new waffle maker. The plastic of my cheap one started to break into pieces. So if you have any suggestions for a good waffle maker?
Gaufres de liège mit süßem Starter
- 100g Sweet Starter from the fridge
- 100g flour Type 550
- 50g Water
- 30g flour Type 550
- 1 Egg
- 20g sugar
- 1 pinch Salt
- 1 Tsp Vanilla essence
- 75g Butter
- 75g pearl sugar
Mix all ingredients for the Sweet starter and let it rise for 3 hours at 30°C.
Add the ingredients for the dough to the starter and knead until homogenous. Now mix in in the pearl sugar. Ferment for another 30 min. Head the waffle iron (for belgian waffles) and place some dough (about 80g) in the middle of the square.
Bake each waffle for about 3 min.