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Old 10-20-2004, 10:27 PM   #1
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Waffle irons , belgian and regular

Is there enough difference between belgian waffles and regular waffles to make having both waffle irons make the even the slightest amount of sense?

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Old 10-20-2004, 11:04 PM   #2
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Regular waffles are made from a quickbread batter and rise sufficiently to fill the grids. Belgian Waffles are a yeast raised batter and have more rising power than their quickbread cousins. The larger grids allow for the extra rising power and control how much batter leaks out while still in a semi-liquid state.

The style is important to the way the waffles are served as well. The belgian waffle has a more pronounced flavor and the deep grids accomodate fresh fruits, and whipped cream than does the regular waffle. It is a prettier and more versatile item.

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Old 10-21-2004, 08:32 AM   #3
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I bought a new waffle maker this year. Everything available seemed to be the Belgian variety. Having used it, I don't like it. I mainly put butter and syrup on my waffles. I prefer to use only a small amount of each, and the deep troughs require me putting on more than I would like in order to get the tops lubed.
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Old 10-21-2004, 08:36 AM   #4
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Echoing Otter's thoughts (appreciate the description of "tops lubed"). We will soon need a new maker too, and I haven't seen any that aren't all tarted up.
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Old 10-21-2004, 08:40 AM   #5
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mudbug, I feel like I'm becoming antiquated - if I like something they change it. I'm glad at least someone else agrees with me. :)
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Old 10-21-2004, 09:19 AM   #6
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I know watcha mean. "New and improved" usually only means "more complicated and expensive".
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Old 10-21-2004, 09:25 AM   #7
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Ditto, ditto, mudbug & otter. My waffle maker is at least twenty years old and I am grateful that it still comes out to play from time to time.

Oh, but me heart is in a Belgian Waffle, though. I so love the richness of its taste. I've never been able to make any very successfully at home, but never fail to order them elsewhere...piled high with fruit and drizzled with maple syrup. YUM!
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Old 10-21-2004, 09:53 AM   #8
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I see a business opportunity here: The Audeomudotter Waffler!
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