The Liege Waffle – “Belgium’s BEST waffle”
People throughout the world are familiar with the Belgian waffle – rectangular or round in shape and fluffy with deep pockets. However it is actually the Liège waffle that is the star of Belgium’s street cuisine. This waffle has its roots in the city of Liège, where in the 18th century the Prince asked his cook to create a brioche-like dough with chunks of pearl sugar. The result turned into a waffle with a crispy caramelized exterior with bits of crunchy sugar throughout. This waffle is denser than the Belgian waffle and has a buttery interior flavored with vanilla. The waffle is so tasty due to its flavor and texture that it can be enjoyed plain and is eaten at any time of day on the streets of Belgium. However, toppings always make things better!!
Pearl Sugar- What defines a classic liege waffle
Pearl sugar is exactly what the name says it is – chunks of compact sugar the size of pearls on a necklace. Only a small handful of Belgian sugar companies produce this special product which makes for a rare sensory experience. The heat from the waffle iron melts only the very exterior of the sugar, creating pockets of sugary crunchiness – a real treat!
This is the HOT new spread since Nutella and it is just starting to be distributed in the US. Invented on a Belgian reality-TV show several years ago, Speculoos is a truly unique spread made of crushed caramel Biscoff cookies. It has a hint of cinnamon and maple and tastes like a winter holiday in your mouth! Speculoos has the creamy consistency of peanut butter without the nuts, making it the perfect spread for children with nut allergies. We sell both jars of Speculoos spread as well as offer it as a premium topping for our Liège waffles – try it with whipped cream for a mouthwatering experience!