Belgian Waffles are the latest fad in indulgent desserts this season and what better way to enjoy your Sunday than actually digging into them this International Waffles day, Sunday, 25th March!
There is something about these warm, fluffy, baked to a perfect golden brown treats heaped with copious amounts of gooey, sugary, fruity toppings that is as much a gastronomic delight as it is a sensory joy that can be enjoyed for breakfast or any other meal actually. Though the celebration of this day began in Sweden, waffles have, in fact, originated in Belgium and nobody makes them better than we do. In Belgium, most waffles are served warm by street vendors and dusted with confectioners sugar though in tourist areas they might be topped with whipped cream, soft fruit or chocolate spread.
The top 3 best waffles one shouldn’t miss out on your next visit to Flanders
- Max in Ghent, The best waffles in the land are served at this 18th century spot since 1839! The recipe and the gas irons are still being used to this date within a historic, original art nouveau decor.
- Desire de Lille in Antwerp is a tearoom in the heart of Antwerp where you can enjoy fresh waffles, pancakes, sneeuwballen (snowballs). A truly Belgium sweet experience.
- Maison Dandoy in Brussels is a must-visit when making a trip to this capital city. Running successfully over the last 150 years they serve a variety of waffles apart other delicacies like biscuits, cakes and confectionaries.
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.