This week I’ve been thinking about all the things I look forward to doing this fall. Not only do I look forward to seeing the leaves on the trees change colors. And not only do I look forward to watching all the new episodes of Hawaii Five-O (and other future favorites). I’m looking forward to so many things! I even came up with a list to prove it. Now, do I really like fall or is it my way of distracting myself on the fact that summer is way over? You decide!
10 Things I like about FALL:
1. Carving pumpkins. (usually just 1 pumpkin)
2. Roasting pumpkins and the seeds too. (smells like an autumn-scented candle)
3. Baking and cooking with pumpkin.
4. Obsessing over Pumpkin Spice Lattes!
5. Watching not-so-scary horror flicks.
6. Also, watching those creepy ghost shows that air on the BIO channel. (goosebumps!)
7. Halloween candy.
8. Cinnamon-scented pine cones.
9. Halloween episodes of my favorite TV shows.
10. Wearing my favorite fall boots…
And in case you haven’t noticed, I seem to have a little obsession with New York this week. So much that I’ve posted hot buttered pretzels, mini brooklyn cheesecakes, and now these delicious waffles. These waffles I made were inspired by a very popular food truck in New York City named Wafels & Dinges. If you click on that link you’ll know why I automatically fell head over heels for these waffles. They have brussels waffles, liege waffles, and an astonishing array of toppings to choose from. Anyway, is it waffles or wafels?
So with just one click to their website, i just couldn’t get my mind off these brussels waffles. You know what that means, right? I put on my apron and got started right away. And what do you know? They’re surprisingly very easy to make. Just whip up the batter the night before and let it sit overnight. Yeast is added to the batter and it’s important to let them sit overnight to develop that flavor you will soon fall in love with in the A.M. Just sayin’.
These brussels waffles did not disappoint. Fluffy on the inside, crispy on the out, it’s a waffle-lover’s dream. The flavor is incredible. Really, it’s all I can think of to describe the flavor.
I topped my brussels waffles with a simple brown sugar glaze and sprinkled them with a little powdered sugar. You could also top them with melted biscoff spread, nutella, or even maple syrup! Even plain! They’re just that good.
Go on, take a bite…
Brussels Waffles with Brown Sugar Glaze
- 3/4 cups lukewarm milk
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
- 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar (or maple syrup)
- 3/8 teaspoons salt
- 1 egg (yolk and white separated)
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 teaspoons instant yeast
brussels waffles (Optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
brown sugar glaze
- 1/2 cup hot water
- 3/4 cups powdered milk
- 3/4 cups brown sugar (lightly packed)
brown sugar glaze (Optional)
- ground cinnamon
|Whisk half of the milk, melted butter, and egg yolk together. Stir in sugar, salt, and vanilla. Stir in flour, alternating with remaining milk but ending with the flour. In another bowl, beat egg white until soft peaks form. Fold this into the previous batter. It's OK if there are lumps in the batter. Cover with plastic and let rise for about 1 hour in a warm place until bubbles appear on the surface. Refrigerate the batter overnight.|
|To bake waffles: Preheat waffle iron. Grease lightly or spray well. Measure 1/3 cupful (or the amount suggested by your waffle iron) and pour onto center, spreading evenly. Close the iron down gently. Bake for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately or keep warm in the oven.|
|Brown Sugar Glaze: Combine water and brown sugar together. Heat and stir together until the sugar dissolves. Stir in powdered milk. Continue to stir until smooth. Store in an airtight container.|