Brussels Waffle

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In this article, we invite you to take a closer look at the Brussels waffle.

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As you travel around the world, you’ll have the opportunity to discover a wide variety of waffles. In France, you’ll find the Dunkirk waffle; in Belgium, not only the famous Brussels waffles, but also the Liège waffles and Flemish waffles. In America, you can taste American-style waffles, while in Canada, hot dog waffles are a delightful specialty not to be missed.

While exploring Europe, you can try the Swedish waffle in Sweden and the stroopwafel in the Netherlands. In Italy, you’ll indulge in the Pizzelle, a unique variant, as well as the potato waffle, perfect for those who enjoy savory flavors in the United Kingdom.

However, among all these options spanning the globe, the Brussels waffle stands out. In Belgium, waffles are almost an institution, akin to the importance of crepes in Brittany. So, if you have the opportunity, don’t hesitate to discover this culinary marvel during your stay.

The Brussels Waffle: A Belgian Delight with Surprising Origins.

During your stay in Belgium, don’t miss the chance to savor the famous Brussels Waffle. Traditionally served warm by street vendors, these sweet delights are dusted with a delicate layer of powdered sugar. If you prefer a more indulgent experience, in tourist areas, they can be adorned with whipped cream, fresh fruits, or even chocolate chips. However, it’s worth noting that the latter option might be considered less authentic by local connoisseurs.

An interesting aspect about Brussels waffles is their surprising origin. Despite their name, they were not actually created in the Belgian capital but in Ghent. Nonetheless, this fact doesn’t diminish their worldwide renown and irresistible flavor.

It’s also fascinating to know that Brussels waffles have crossed borders and even conquered America. During the 1964 World’s Fair, restaurateur Maurice Vermersch introduced these delights to American soil, selling them under the name “Bel-Gem Waffle” in New York. Since then, they’ve won over the palates of food enthusiasts around the globe. In summary, the Brussels Waffle is more than just a simple treat. It’s a symbol of Belgian culture, with a captivating history that transcends borders. Whether you’re a curious traveler or a discerning gastronome, don’t miss the opportunity to savor this delicious creation during your time in Belgium.

Discover the Brussels Waffle: Traditional and KETO Recipes:

During your stay in Belgium, don’t miss the opportunity to taste the famous Brussels Waffle. We present you with two must-try recipes that cater to all tastes: the traditional recipe that has made the Brussels waffle renowned, and a low-carb KETO version for those following a ketogenic diet.

Traditional Brussels Waffle Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 500 g of flour
  • 25 g of yeast
  • 200 g of melted butter or margarine
  • 250 ml of milk
  • 250 ml of water
  • 4 eggs
  • Vanilla essence
  • 5g of salt

Preparation:

  1. Dissolve the yeast in 250 ml of warm water.
  2. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  3. Sift the flour into a bowl and create a well.
  4. Pour in the yeast and mix with a bit of flour.
  5. Combine the egg yolks with the 250 ml of warm milk.
  6. Incorporate the melted butter, beaten egg whites, vanilla essence, and salt one by one.
  7. Allow the batter to rest in a warm place until it doubles in volume.
  8. Pour a portion of the batter into the waffle iron and cook the waffle.
  9. Dust with powdered sugar or serve with whipped cream according to your preference.

KETO Brussels Waffle Recipe:

We offer you a KETO recipe for 8 people, without flour. This recipe contains only 2.3 g of carbohydrates per serving.

Ingredients:

  • 60 g of almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon of psyllium powder
  • 120 g of shredded mozzarella
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • 15 g of butter 🧈 for greasing
  • A pinch of salt 🧂
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A KETO recipe for 8 people.

Preparation:

  1. Preheat the waffle iron to the maximum temperature.
  2. Mix all the ingredients (except for the butter) in a large bowl and blend until you get a smooth batter.
  3. Grease the waffle iron with butter and pour in half of the batter.
  4. Cook for about 4 minutes, until the waffles are golden brown. Gently remove with a spatula and let them cool for 5 minutes. Repeat with the other half.
  5. Enjoy this KETO creation, a true low-carb marvel.

Recipes provided by Camila Kost at go.ketolicias.com

These two recipes will allow you to savor the Brussels Waffle in a traditional or adapted way to your dietary needs. Don’t wait any longer to discover these delights and taste a piece of Belgian culture during your journey.

Waffle Workshop in Bruges and Brussels.

Discover the Waffle Making Workshop in Bruges and Brussels with Bravo Discovery!

How about cooking solo, with family, or among friends at the heart of Bruges and Brussels? Join us for a unique culinary experience at the waffle workshop. Bravo Discovery offers a delightful and fun adventure in two must-visit destinations in Belgium. In Bruges and Brussels, we invite you to craft your own happiness by participating in our waffle workshops. Unleash your creativity and treat yourself during your stay in Brussels. The Bruges workshop is conveniently located at 31 Elzelstraat, Bruges, while the Brussels location awaits you at 30 Rue des Foulons, 1000 Brussels.

Regarding the rates, here are our options:

  • Adults: €24
  • Children (<12 years): €15
  • Family Pack (2 adults + 2 children): €75
  • Student Rate (with valid ID): €22

Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity! Our waffle workshops are available every day. In Bruges, sessions start at 3:30 PM and last approximately 1.5 hours. In Brussels, join us at 2 PM for an equally delectable experience lasting around 1.5 hours.

Join us for a moment of pleasure, learning, and indulgence. Learn the art of crafting delicious waffles in the iconic cities of Bruges and Brussels. Let the authentic flavors of Belgium captivate you as you have fun with your loved ones. An unforgettable experience awaits you at Bravo Discovery!

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