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A plate of waffles

With sugar, chocolate, whipped cream or jam, waffles are enjoyed by young and old alike.

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By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover Waffles

Waffles are a speciality that the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region shares with Belgium.
They come in many shapes and sizes, including filled stroopwafels, Liège waffles (thick, and made using lumps of pearl sugar), waffles with holes, Belgian waffles, hard waffles (little round, dry waffles made by cooking little balls of waffle dough in an iron with a fine honeycomb pattern).
The wide variety is matched only by the wide choice of toppings and fillings: sugar, chocolate, preserves, whipped cream, maple syrup, etc.


Waffles , Waffles at snack time , France
Waffles at snack time

The name waffle comes from the term "wafre" in French, which around 1185 described a "sort of pastry cooked between two hot plates moulded into a pattern".

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Scandinavian waffles

Northern France isn't the only place that waffles are made. Scandinavian waffles are heart-shaped, very thin, and garnished with sweet or savoury accompaniments.

Waffles , Belgian waffles , France
Belgian waffles

It was Maurice Vermersch from Brussels who gave this treat its name.

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