Malin Elmlid bartered her bread for Belgian pearl sugar, the key ingredient in these Liège-style waffles: The smooth balls of sugar add pops of sweetness and caramelize to make the exterior crisp. Elmlid sometimes flavors her waffles with saffron, but the vanilla-scented ones here are more traditional. More Waffle Recipes
The batter can be prepared through Step 1 and refrigerated overnight.
Belgian pearl sugar is available at specialty shops and at amazon.com.