Waffles are a dough-based cake that is cooked on a waffle iron with different shapes to give them their distinctive shape, design and indentations. Different varieties of waffles are eaten around the world; in Belgium, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, the United States and Hong Kong.
Belgian waffles are made with thick wads of dough grilled on a heating iron to make deep, square-shaped indentations. The smell of freshly-made Belgian waffles is always wafting from the corner shops or snack food vans to attract anyone to sample some.
There are two types of waffles which you will see being sold on the streets, in restaurants and casual snack shops of Brussels.
These waffles are rectangular in shape with a salty, dough texture. Normally dusted with the icing-sugar (powdered-sugar) or served with chocolate syrup or cream and strawberries.
The waffles from Liege are also widely sold in Brussels. They are popular on snack food vans and corner shops in metro stations. Liege waffles are slightly oval shaped with sugar baked into the waffle dough making them slightly chewy and very sweet.
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