It’s impossible to walk very far in the city center without encountering a waffle stand. The enticingly sweet scent hangs in the air at almost every turn. I always try to withstand the siren call of the first one or two, but eventually I cave. I am a weak, weak person.
Belgian waffles are served as snacks or desserts and rise high with yeast-leavened batter that yields light, thick, crispy rectangles with large pockets. Typical toppings include powdered sugar, chocolate and/or whipped cream.