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A coffee shop I used to frequent years ago served the most amazing waffles. They were dark brown in color and ridiculously crispy with a nice light glaze....Any ideas on how to replicate this?

It's since changed ownership and the waffles aren't anything like they used to be...I'm not sure if this matters, but the original owner was Swiss...

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. sounds like they might have been Liège-style waffles from Brussels...

    "A true Liege waffle is made with chunks of sugar, which caramelize and form a crispy, crunchy coating."

    http://oneperfectbite.blogspot.com/20...
    http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/voraci...

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      I knew I could count on a fellow chowhound to help me out! And that seattle weekly article is about the exact coffee shop I was talking about!! :o)

      1. re: soypower

        i'm so glad i was right! happy waffling :)

    2. Google 'Travel Channel Extreme Fast Food'

      One of the segments showcases a Liège-style waffle shop in the middle of a ski slope in Vermont called the 'Waffle Cabin.'

      Cliff notes:

      Yeast dough
      a cast aluminum heavy duty waffle maker like this:
      http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com/n...
      A coating of Belgian sugar chunks

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      1. re: scott123

        If you need a waffle iron you can spend seven hundred bucks if you've got the budget for it, but before you sink a lot of hard earned cash into a waffle iron like that, take a look at these:

        http://www.amazon.com/Presto-03510-Fl...

        http://www.amazon.com/Waring-Professi...

        http://www.amazon.com/Waring-Professi...

        http://www.amazon.com/Sensio-13124-Cu...

        http://www.amazon.com/Wolfgang-Puck-W...

        I've had the Presto 03510 FlipSide Belgian Waffle Maker for about a year and I love the it.
        How much? I gave about $35 for mine at one of those discount outlets.

        1. re: todao

          Nobody's recommending a $700 waffle maker. I was just pointing out what the shop was using.