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Monday, November 21, 2016

The caramel waffle, a suggestion from Delices and Gourmandises

Want a sweet yet light pastry? Caramel waffle will amaze you with its very light dough and the wide variety of ways it can be enjoyed. Experience something new! Delices and Gourmandises offers you an easy-to-follow recipe using caramel.

Delices and Gourmandises tells all you want to know about waffle

Coming from the Latin "gafrum", which means honeycomb, waffle owes its design to a twelfth century blacksmith who invented a very particular iron that draws honeycombs on the dough. From the original recipe, very simliar the hosts’ (flour and water) to the eighteenth century waffle when eggs and milk were added, this pastry became a tradition in Belgium.

However, it can have différent shapes depending on its origin. For example, you may be surprise to learn that in Liège, waffle is small and rounded with 24 holes, while the Brussels version is rectangular and bigger, with only 20 holes.

The recipe of the caramel waffle by Delices and Gourmandises

To prepare twenty waffles, the ingredients are simple: 500gr of flour, half a liter of milk, 3 eggs, 100gr of butter, 50gr of sugar and some yeast.

Mix the flour, egg yolks, melted butter and yeast in a bowl. Add the cooled milk, and if you like it, a drop of hazelnut liquor or rum.

Thoroughly whisk the eggs to snow with a pinch of salt until stiff and gently fold into the dough.

Let stand 30 minutes and prepare the caramel: heat the sugar in 12,5cl of water. As the caramel starts to colour, lower the heat and gently add 25cl of cold water.

Oil the plate of the waffle iron and pour the dough into it. Three minutes should be enough to bake a waffle on both sides. Serve piping hot, generously coated with caramel.

We invite you to take some time to browse Delices and Gourmandises online catalog. Among other delicacies, you will find a soft and tasty version of the caramel waffle. All you have to before letting it delight your taste buds : a quick warming up!


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