Wildflour Waffles offers both Brussels and Liege Waffles in the traditional Belgian style in order to cater to our customer's different tastes!
Here's how you can tell the two apart. Brussels waffles are made with a yeast-leavened batter, which makes them lighter and crispier. They are rectangular with defined edges, and they have deeper pockets. Liège waffles are made with a thicker yeast-based brioche batter and carmelized pearl sugar with uneven edges.
World of Waffles...
Legend has it that the Liège waffle was invented when the Prince-Bishop of Liège, a city in the Belgian region of Wallonia, asked his cook to create a pastry made with lots of sugar. The Prince-Bishop's sweet tooth paid off for the rest of us because Liege waffles have become a mainstay of Belgian cuisine since the 18th Century!
In Belgium, Liège waffles are far more popular than the Brussels waffle and once you've had an authentic Liège waffle there's no going back!