Over The Top

If deliciously indulgent, hot and sugary desserts are your passion then Belgian waffles are for you. There are waffle stalls everywhere in Belgium and after a hard day of sightseeing it’s impossible to ignore the sweet fragrance of dough baking in heated waffle irons as it wafts through the streets surrounding the market square.

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There are two types of Belgian waffles. Brussels waffles are golden-brown on the outside and light and crispy inside. They are usually served with nothing more than a light dusting of icing sugar.

Liege waffles are thicker and sweeter, with melted chunks of caramelised sugar inside. They are perfect eaten straight out of the waffle iron; no extra flavours are necessary. If you must add more, pile on some whipped cream, ice cream and strawberries to create a heavenly combination.

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But if you’re craving the ultimate sweet treat, the choice of toppings seems endless. How about chocolate sauce, nuts, bananas, kiwi fruit and/or lollies? The combinations are limited only by your imagination and appetite.

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Spend enough time in Belgium and you can try them all!

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25 thoughts on “Over The Top

  1. Hi Carol – I’ve just skimmed through half a dozen posts – are you currently in Belgium, or Germany – travelling somewhere through Europe? Being a tad prone to glitz and sparkly, pretty things, I particularly loved the lace of Brussels…….. But, not being a sweet eater, the other posts, which look particularly yummy, are unfortunately not part of my dining repertoire any more……

    Now the spider – man that would give me the complete terrors…. even just as a photo. One that size would have me itching all over – its enough to give anyone arachnophobia!! 🙂 I don’t mind spiders at all generally, just don’t crawl on me unexpectedly if you want to live 🙂

    Your posts look fun and interesting and informative – I am so glad you came by my blog, I’m following! 🙂

  2. And Manny experience that!!! Where did I go wrong? Why can’t I fit in a suitcase? Oh yeah, I eat that kind of stuff. The carmel – infested waffle with the strawberries and whipped cream – really Carol, before I eat breakfast? That is just mean! 🙂 Yummy mean! 🙂

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