“A waffle is like a pancake... with a syrup trap” ~ Happy MUNCHIE Monday ~
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Started out the day with this Belgian Waffle, topped with strawberries and syrup, sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with whipped cream..... mmmm... doggie delicious :)
Two strips to bacon ready completed this treat!
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What is your favorite way to eat them??
A waffle is a batter-based or dough-based cake cooked in a waffle iron patterned to give a characteristic size, shape and surface impression. There are many variations based on the type of iron and recipe used, with over a dozen regional varieties in Belgium alone.
Waffles are eaten throughout the world, particularly in Belgium, France, Netherlands, and the United States.
The word “waffle” first appears in the English language in 1725: "Waffles. Take flower, cream..." It is directly derived from the Dutch ‘’wafel’’, which itself derives from the Middle Dutch ‘’wafele’’.
While the Middle Dutch ‘’wafele’’ is first attested to at the end of the 13th century, it is preceded by the French ‘’walfre’’ in 1185; both are considered to share the same Frankish etymological root ‘’wafla’’. Depending on the context of the use of ‘’wafla’’, it either means honeycomb or cake.
Waffles can be eaten plain (especially the thinner kinds) or sprinkled with powdered sugar. Depending on the region they may be eaten with various toppings such as:
• chocolate chips,
• dulce de leche
• jam or jelly,
• chocolate spread,
• peanut butter,
○ maple syrup
○ chocolate syrup
○ flavored syrups
• whipped cream