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Feb 9, 2014 03:44 PM

Waffles - What's Your Favorite Type??

Waffles, mmmmmm....... Belgium Style light airy and crisp, nicely browned on the outside. Every divit soaked in melted butter, drizzled in maple syrup. I'll even throw in Italian pizelles, great anise flavor or maybe with a hint of orange. Hey they're done on an iron. Don't forget the waffle sugar cone for ice cream, I can just eat them by themselves.

What are your favorite waffles, old school thinner and doughier or tall and crisp.

Favorite toppings fresh strawberries, whipped cream or studded with crisp bacon and loaded with syrup.

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  1. There is an ice cream shop in New Hope PA,Gerenser's Exotic Ice Cream, that makes made to order waffles while you pick out which homemade ice cream you want sandwiched btwn the two waffles. Warm and toasty, the ice cream would slightly melt. So good, four napkins and a park bench good.. My fav way to enjoy waffles. check out the flavors. Worth the trip!

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    1. re: HillJ

      Oh yes, ice cream in the middle of two crisp waffles, wonderful!

    2. I had my first Belgium Waffle at the 1964 World's Fair. Strawberries and whipped cream on the best waffle I ever had and they cost a whole dollar! About 40 years later, while on vacation in Zakopane Poland, I had what is called a Gofry which is pretty much an over-the-top version of that World's Fair treat. Can't remember the price, but it was a bargain!

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      1. re: grampart

        I too had my first Belgian Waffle at that fair, but mine was with chocolate whipped cream. (I don't care for strawberries.). It remains in my taste memory to this day. If I encountered one like that again, nothing between me and it would be safe. :)

        I prefer round, thinner waffles, though, with a bit of cornmeal crunch to them, hot dripping with buttered maple syrup.

        1. re: mcsheridan

          Isn't is amazing how we are introduced to a taste and never forget that experience.

          1. re: treb

            Oh man...I remember the Belgian Waffles at the NY World's Fair! Truly sublime.

            At he age of 12 though, I had no idea that my old man spent the equivalent of $8.00 in today's money for that simple but delicious treat!!

            1. re: The Professor

              $8.00, that was huge and I see that the menory has stayed with you all these years.

        2. re: grampart

          My only take away from that World's Fair was a neutron-irradiated dime in a blue plastic holder. I still have it, but I would trade it 50 years later for a good waffle!

            1. re: treb

              horses sweat, men perspire, women glow.

        3. i like my waffles... they are thin... savory with duck fat... and herbs

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          1. re: girloftheworld

            I don't make waffles but a place near us has a thin, crisp nut and seed waffle. I don't get it very often but it is awfully good.

            We make jokes about those huge Belgian waffles that go by stacked high with strawberries and whipped cream. Ugh :(

            1. re: girloftheworld

              Say more. Duck fat in the batter or are they cooked in it? What kind of herbs? What about some kind of pig meat added? Seems tailor-made for that.

              1. re: chicgail

                I add duck fat to the batter.. and then make a herb de provence of thyme, rosemarry, lavender, orregeno,a bit of fennel pollen... then I cook the chicken thigh with duck fat and serve on top.

            2. Guafre Liegoise are my fav. Nothing on them, just their great, slightly doughy goodness with the crunchy little sugar chunks throughout.

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              1. I had a Belgian waffle at the 64 Fair as well. Hated it. I was sort of addicted to my mom's regular waffles. Now around LA, I only get waffles at coffee shops, but they have almost all switched from REAL small-bore waffles to lousy Belgian-style. Someday, in my my next life, probably, I want to want to try Marion Cunningham's yeast waffles.

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                1. re: HandLikeAFist

                  I grew up on those small bore waffles at home when my mom had time to cook some up. Also those frozen little jewels when she didn't.