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Waffles: How They Delight The Palette

By Ben Cook

Most Americans are familiar with waffles as these special baked cakes are popular at breakfast and also as desserts and even as food dishes. These cakes are made with waffle irons that have their unique patterns that help to give each waffle a distinctive shape. Such a food item is of course mostly consumed at breakfast time and when you take it with some syrup and with powdered sugar and also with some berries and even butter you will find something to really pamper your palette with.

Without a doubt, waffles are the most delicious treats that have enjoyed great popularity from the Middle Ages and up to now. When they were first cooked, the waffle was normally ultra thin and it was very light and also crispy and was baked with some wafer irons.

Those early wafer irons consisted of two metal plates that were attached to the irons with a hinge. After the irons were placed above the fire and then from time to time they had to be flipped to allow the waffle to be cooked on both sides.

The waffle can be made differently and there is the American type that is very popular; but, the Belgian variety is the most well known while the other types include potato and Liege waffles. In addition, in Holland the Stroppwafels are very popular and there is even a Hong Kong version that is known for its roundness and large size.

The Belgian type is the best known and is a wonderful delicacy that is normally served on momentous occasions such as when a family gathers for a reunion and also when a party is being thrown. It is also very popular on the evening of Christmas day. There are also numerous recipes available that allow you to cook this dish in a variety of ways including as a food item and also as a tasty dessert.

If you are looking to make it a more exciting dish then be sure to serve it with sour cream and you can also make it out of a pumpkin. Other than these options be sure to try making it from gingerbread and also from blueberry oats. There are also restaurants that specialize in the waffle and examples of these restaurants include the one that is aptly called the Waffle House and another example is the International House of Pancakes.

The bottom line is that this is a wonderful food item than can be created in different ways and to serve different needs and it is as exciting when served during a meal as it is when it makes for a dessert.

The important part to consuming in the morning is to eat a complete breakfast, which means consuming waffles, eggs and toast. You can find many different waffle recipes online that could make the correct breakfast.

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Cook, Ben "Waffles: How They Delight The Palette." Waffles: How They Delight The Palette. 2 Jul. 2010. 17 Oct 2014 <>.

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