Belgian Waffle Boy

April 26, 2006 at 8:57 am (Belgium, portraiture)

A Photo from Neddy

The World of Waffles!
Waffles have been an important part of the Belgian diet for centuries and can only be experienced in their natural habitat. That is because the authentic Belgian waffle is baked upon special waffle irons, unavailable outside of Belgium. These cooking implements give Belgian waffles the signature crunchy-golden outside and fluffy inside.

In Belgium there are two types of waffles, or gauffres as Belgians say; the Brussels waffle and the Liege waffle. The Brussels is rectangular in shape with a golden-brown exterior, deep divots and is usually eaten with a knife and fork. Brussels waffles are served with a variety of toppings such as powdered sugar, whipped cream, ice cream, strawberries and chocolate. The Liege waffle is golden-yellow, more dense in texture and has a burned sugar coating on the outside giving it a lightly sweet flavor. The Liege is the hand-held waffle sold by street vendors all over Belgium.

If you cannot travel to Belgium for Sunday morning waffles, this is a great substitute for your kitchen: Belgian Waffle Maker

The image, Waffle Eater, was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Neddy’s flickr (195)

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2 Comments

  1. Josy said,

    Hi,

    There is not only two types of waffles in Belgium, there is also -Gaufre fine de Herve
    -Gaufre de Verviers – Gaufre du Perron – Gaufrette Wallonne – Gaufre de foire -Gaufre chaude flamande – Gaufre légère à fourrer – Galettes de Tilff – Galettes d’Outre-Meuse – Gaufres ordinaires – Gaufres à la bière – Gaufres en cornet – Gaufres de ménage and also fruit waffle and chocolate waffle, Belgium is a very small country with a lot of gastronomic choices, I love waffles normal I am a belgian woman, and I would like make a small business with belgian waffles, I am in Florida and really I would like people know this very very good taste of true wafflees
    gaufre= waffle galette= crunchy waffle
    Very cute the photo

  2. Jasmin said,

    u think im shinin juss wait until da light hit me

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