Since the Middle Ages, waffles have always delighted the palates of gourmets, simple peasants or illustrious connoisseurs such as King François 1 of France who, to indulge his culinary predilections, had his waffle irons made of silver.
However, it was only in the middle of the 20th century that the Queen of waffles, known as the « Brussels waffle », was created in the Kingdom of Belgium, « crowned » with its irresistible topping of jam and whipped cream.
At the 1964 New York World’s Fair, the Belgian Waffle became a household word. The biggest succes - several newspapers even evoked a real phenomenon - was without a doubt the Brussels waffle coated with whipped cream and garnished with fresh strawberries.
The Brussels waffle is a culinary monument in Belgium. No wonder: this traditional delicacy is light, delicious and heartwarming. The ideal breakfast, afternoon snack or dessert.
The Brussels waffle has a very light structure - it is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside and it is recognizable due to its size, rectangular shape and deep, large, square alveolus.
The Brussels waffle is eaten warm, sprinkled with icing sugar or covered in whipped cream.