Chef Bryan Lewis from Press Waffle Co. helps celebrate National Nutella Day by making a house waffle topped with Nutella, cookie butter, strawberries and whipped cream.
1 1/2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 3/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/3 cup lukewarm water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 sticks unsalted butter, melted (about 1 cup), plus more for brushing
1 cup pearl sugar
In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and yeast into the lukewarm water and let stand, about 5 minutes. Mix the flour with the salt. Make a well in the center of the bowl and pour in the yeast mixture. Mix at medium speed until shaggy, about 1 minute. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing for 20 seconds between each. Whisk the vanilla with the 1 cup of melted butter. With the mixer at medium-low, gradually mix in the butter until smooth; the batter will be thick and very sticky. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the batter rise in a warm place until doubled in size (overnight).
Stir the pearl sugar into the risen batter. Cover again and let rest for 15 minutes.
Preheat a Belgian waffle iron and brush it with melted butter. Gently stir the batter to deflate. Using about 2 tablespoons of batter for each, cook the waffles according to the manufacturer's directions until they are golden and crisp; brush the waffle iron with melted butter as needed.