Several years ago, I attended the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. The runaway favorite was the Belgium Waffles with Berry Compote. Belgium waffle makers have been around for years but what is put into them is not always Belgium waffles. Some recipes refer to any recipe made in a Belgium waffle iron which makes deeper waffles as Belgium waffles. However, authentic Belgium waffles contain yeast. These waffles were crisp on the outside and very tender and light on the inside. What differentiates the Belgium waffle from a regular waffle is the depth of the waffle. They are deeper so hold more compote or syrup than a regular waffle.
I initially thought egg whites were beaten and folded into the batter. Ugh! But these actually have two surprise ingredients that make them what they are – yeast and beer. So these become not just easy to make, but ridiculously easy! Continue reading