Belgian waffles are a special treat for those who have a sweet tooth or even as a pick-me-up when you are feeling down. With their larger squares that can hold more delicious sauces and as many yummy toppings as you can imagine, they are the epitome of scrumptiousness. But who says you can only eat them for breakfast or dessert? These waffles are so divine you may just decide to eat them for all three meals.
Where did these appetising waffles come from?
Well, Belgium, of course! Joking aside, there is a bit more to the story of how this appetising confectionery was introduced to the world. A Belgian named Walter Cleyman first served Belgian waffles at an expo in Seattle in 1962. However, the original delicious recipe had been perfected back in 1958 in Brussels, Belgium. Originally, they were served with cream and strawberries and were a huge hit amongst the hungry hordes visiting the expo. They still have a huge pull-factor to different foodies the world over.
A few years later, another gentleman selling Belgian waffles decided to change the name of his wares from ‘Brussels Waffles’ to the ‘Bel-Gem Waffle’ as he had noticed that many Americans did not know that Brussels was the capital city of Belgium. The waffles back then were made with yeast but today, baking powder is more commonly used.
Easy to make, easy to eat
Belgian waffles can be bought ready-made from supermarkets or enjoyed in many Singaporean restaurants. If you wanted to whip up some yummy waffles at home, it would be just as easy. Flour, sugar and baking powder in one bowl, add beaten egg yolks, milk and vanilla essence then mix and pour into your waffle maker. Then let them cook and ready to act as a base for your desired topping.
The best part is deciding which delectable toppings to add to your Belgian waffles. Cream, fruits, chocolate sprinkles, ice cream, caramel: the options are endless. If you are making your own, keep them hot in the oven so your syrups and chocolate sauces can melt with ease. You could also wrap the waffle over with your selected delish toppings inside and make a unique sandwich. Alternatively, pack a few for lunch by wrapping them in greaseproof paper so they are ready to be heated and eaten.
The best-tasting waffles ever
If you are ready to venture into the world of waffles, then visit or order in from one of the restaurants on foodpanda to sample this much-loved food.
Why not make Sundays special with a family waffle making morning or order your yummy Belgian waffle from Revelry?