WHEN I think of Belgium, I immediately think of the immensely satisfying waffle as there’s simply no better place to sample them. So for all you potential waffle connoisseurs out there, here’s a quick slither of info to get you in the know about one Belgium’s best loved desserts. Brussel waffles are prepared with a yeast-leavened batter, usually lighter, thicker, and crispier than other waffles. They are rectangular but Liege waffles are round and based on a variation of sugared brioche dough which makes them sweeter. Waffles are served warm by street vendors and dusted with confectioner’s sugar and different flavours traditionally, vanilla and cinnamon. ‘Brussels waffles’ were invented in Ghent in 1839 and introduced to America by restaurateur Maurice Vermersch, who sold his Brussels waffles under the name “Bel-Gem Waffles” at New York’s 1964 World’s Fair.
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