Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Belgium Waffles

I know it is a while I posted something here as some of you know , my two nieces were here with us for a month holiday from India.
So I have been busy with them and taking them to places. In this one month we went to see places in Holland, France, Germany and ofcourse in Belgium.
So it has been very busy.
I did indulge them in my cooking and baking, just didn't had time to take pictures of the dishes, In the time they were here I could only take pics of these Waffles and then of the Macarons I made for them.
For the rest it was all gobbled up fast :-) or no time to take a picture.
I have posted Waffle when I started my blog, but then as I made these for my nieces I thought I will take new pictures and blog them again.
You want to see step by step pictures you can see in my old post, I have been using this recipe now for years and it always come out perfect.

A waffle is a batter or dough-based cake cooked in a waffle iron patterned to give a distinctive and characteristic shape. There are many variations based on the type and shape of the iron and the recipe used.
The modern waffle has its origins in the wafers—very light thin crisp cakes baked between wafer irons—of the Middle Ages in the Province of Brabant (modern-day Belgium)

Wafer irons consisted of two metal plates connected by a hinge, with each plate connected to an arm with a wooden handle. The iron was placed over a fire and flipped to cook both sides of the wafer. The irons were used to produce a variety of different flat, unleavened cakes, usually from a mixture of barley and oats, instead of the white flour used today.

 Brussels waffles, is generally, but not always, lighter, thicker, and crispier and has larger pockets compared to other waffle varieties.
They are easy to differentiate from Li├Ęge 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 (a practice considered 'unauthentic' by some local conoisseurs

Despite their name, 'Brussels waffles' were actually invented in Ghent in 1839. They were 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.


100 gm Butter melted
1 litre Buttermilk
500 gm flour
3 eggs
3 tbsp oil
2 tbsp sugar
Half tbsp of soda bi carbonate.

For serving: Powder sugar
Butter

Method:
Mix everything together and make the waffers. I use my hand mixer to mix everything so that there is no lumb in the batter.
Heat the waffle machine ( it has to be really hot) pour few table spoon of the batter and close the lid, cook it for few minutes and take them out.
Spread butter and sprinkle wih sugar and enjoy.
I do admit when I make waffle at home, I will be in the kitchen making them and serving them to my family straight from the waffle iron.
It is something you have to eat it warm, so serve to your family/guest directly.

25 comments:

Priya Yallapantula said...

wow, they look great, I am so badly waiting for my waffle maker to come which I ordered last week. My kids just love these served with maple syrup.

Gloria said...

Nice waffles Finla look delicious!!!

Laavanya said...

My husband loves waffles and these look so fluffy and perfect.

Priya said...

I'll happily have this waffles with some nutella spread,my fav..

Cham said...

They look so perfect F. Hope the gals and u had loads of fun together! Haha did u stuffed them with macarons....Hans escaped this time :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy waffles... agree these have to go straight from pan to plate...

indosungod said...

Looks lovely Finla. Just bought a waffle iron and we can give this a try.

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Gorgeous waffles and awesome clicks. Loos so inviting !!

Lubna Karim said...

Waffles are my favorite...but i never made them at home....carving for them right now...looks drool worthy...can't take my eyes of that floral spoons....they are very pretty....

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Cham yeah i made twice for them and they just loved it and they coun't understand why hans was not wild aobut macarons :-)

Lubna those are from my sister, she gave it to me when oi was with her saying i canuse it for my blog.

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Manasi said...

Oh what gorgeous waffles! I have a waffle iron and I am am ashamed to admit, I use store brought mix :(
but I love waffles!

sra said...

allo allo! good to see you back. that floral spoon is pretty!

Dewi said...

Yum! Your pictures look beautiful FI!

nishkitchen said...

Waffles look perfect & delicious!!!

Sumi said...

Oh wow, great recipe.I really miss those street waffles , we never miss those whenever we took a stroll in Brussels.

Apu said...

They look amazing!! Your nieces are plain lucky;)

Spandana said...

Delicious look muffins Finla!!!
If I would have know you are coming to Germany, we could have met :-) May be next time!

Suja Manoj said...

Yummy yummy,they looks so good,love it

Cakelaw said...

Your waffles look great HC - gorgeous photos. Glad you had a good time with your nieces.

Manju said...

I loved the waffles that I've eaten until now...with strawberries and whipped cream or chocolate sauce drizzled over it...yumm!!!
Urs looks exceptional!

Priyas Feast said...

Luv the freshly made waffles..me and hansika luv to have it with icecream...I never tried waffles at home..Luv the pic composition with beautiful napkin and the knife..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

good to see you back :-) waffles look amazing and that floral spoon is eye catching too

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Ok now i see you all are talking aobut the floral spoon i actually thought you were talking aobut the butter knife, knife i got from my sis and th efloral spoon i bought from here :-)

Poornima Nair said...

Those waffles look incredible Finla. Would love to make these, but I don't own a waffle iron, I've got no place for another toy in the kitchen:)