Thursday, January 19, 2012

BELGIAN WAFFLES & CHOCOLATES







When you visit Belgium, you should try the countries famous waffles and chocolates!!!

Belgian Waffles are identified by it's larger size, lighter batter, higher grid pattern which forms deep pockets and has larger squares. In North America, they are often eaten as a breakfast food, and are usually served with butter or margarine and maple syrup or with vanilla ice cream and fresh fruit such as strawberries as a dessert. In Belgium they are more commonly served as a snack or light dessert. Belgian waffles were originally showcased in 1958,It gained its  American debut in Seattle ,WA in 1962 during the Century 21 Expo.

TYPES OF BELGIAN WAFFLES

1. Brussels Waffles- are prepared with a yeast-leavened batter. It is generally, but not always, lighter, thicker, and crispier and has larger pockets compared to other waffle varieties. They are easy to differentiate from Liege Waffles by their rectangular sides. In Belgium, most waffles are served warm by street vendors and dusted with confectioner's sugar though in tourist areas they might be topped with whipped cream, soft fruit or chocolate spread.
2. Liege Waffle -from the city of Liege, in eastern Belgium, the type is a richer, denser, sweeter, and chewier waffle. Invented by the chef of the Prince Bishop of Liege in the 18th century as an adaptation of brioche bread dough, it features chunks of pearl Sugar, which caramelizes on the outside of the waffle when baked. It is the most common type of waffle available in Belgium and is prepared in plain, vanilla and cinnamon varieties by street vendors across the nation.
3. Stroopwafel- known in North America as the "Belgian waffle" is most similar to the Brussels waffle.They are thin waffles with a syrup filling. They were first made in Gouda in the Netherlands during the 18th or 19th century. The stiff batter for the waffles is made from flour, butter, brown sugar, yeast, milk, and eggs. Medium-sized balls of batter are put on the waffle iron. When the waffle is baked and while it is still warm, it is cut into two halves. The warm filling, made from syrup, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon, is spread in between the waffle halves, which glues them together.

According to Chocolate Lovers Site "Belgian chocolate has been the food of champions, a lure for lovers, the indulgence of the rich and later, the favorite of the masses."

There are more than 2000 chocolate shops all over Belgium that create their own sweet treats. In Belgium they have chocolate museums and demonstrations which tourist can enjoy when in Belgium.

Here are some list of famous Chocolate Shops In Belgium:

1. Leonidas
2. Marcolini
3.Galler
4.Neuhaus
5. Darcis
6.Godiva
7.Laurent Gerbaud

32 comments:

  1. This post makes me super hungry, lol! Thanks for sharing this! x

    Bec of http://mygorgeouspinkcheeks.blogspot.com/

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    1. Your welcome Bec San Diego.. i hope they sell Belgian Waffles somewhere near your place so u can satisfy your craving---

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  2. my children likes waffles especially the youngest ,he eat is anytime he wants not only for breafast.

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    1. Wow... kids will surely love it, coz it didn't just look pretty good it is very tasty as well.. once you've tried it you keep wanting for another... much more the kids...

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  3. Wow! Looks really yummy! I only get to eat waffles from Starbucks but just by looking at the photos here, I know I'm missing a lot!

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    1. Indeed it is very yummy chel... i'm glad Starbucks are serving waffles.

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  4. I really don't care what waffles I ate. As long as I can eat and no cause to harm. I will ate it..hehehe..


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  5. That's the spirit Jomar... as long as it taste good ... i agree

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  6. Oh my waffles!!!! Yummy!! Philippine waffles will do for me for now... ;-)

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    1. Thanks Violy Vallester---- i think some Resto or the like of starbucks in Phil serves Belgian Waffles

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  7. Mouth-watering waffles. Glad that we already have some of those in Pinas :)

    Nice blog you got here. This is why I enjoy bloghopping, I get to see the other parts of the world ;)

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    1. Thanks Nortehanon.... glad to know you enjoyed my blog.... ill keep posting for more...

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  8. Those belgian waffles sure is good to eat but wahhhhh!!! of all the waffles, why pick the one with only a few ingredients on top? There's one filled with whipped cream and strawberry :(

    I would most likely try the Liege Waffle :D

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    1. I know.... but i was walking while I'm eating the waffle so i chose the most convenient one.... but the one i got was also super delicious...

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  9. your post makes me hungry, i want waffles now. =)

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    1. Thanks.... surely those waffles made me hungry as well when i saw them...

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  10. Wow those waffles look really yummy!

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    1. That's what i thought when i saw it in person...

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  12. Lovely pictures here! I love waffles...thanks for the nice post about them.

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    1. Your Welcome... Thanks for appreciating my post...

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  13. Fantastic! picture pa lang busog na ako. lol Great shots and very well detailed article. Keep writing and sharing. xx

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    1. Thanks for the comments... it inspires me to travel more and make my captured even more beautiful--- thanks

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  14. this post is really mouth-watering... belgian chocolates are one of the famous, loved them... and di sila matipid sa chocolate and syrup in their waffles, talagang overflowing... yummy. loved the shots... pretty appetizing. Yahweh bless.

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    1. Thanks for the comments raplh... you're 100% right about their chocolates and waffles...

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    1. Thanks ChrisAir Seneba for the comments... glad u like my blog... ^^__^^

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  16. oh my...im drooling...visiting for the first time...nice photos and yes very nice blog! visiting from momsicle

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  17. Hi Bev... Thanks for the appreciation... hope u keep coming back...heheheh

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  18. Oh man this is my weakness! I LOVE Belgian waffles and chocolate! This looks sooo good, once I reach my weight loss goal, I'm sure a bite won't kill me lol. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely weekend =]

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    1. I agree a bite wont kill...or even the whole one... satisfying your cravings once in a while will not ruin your goal...Have a bless weekend as well!!!

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