I talk about waffles often here and they are on regular repeat at our household. My husband is typically the one to make them on a Saturday morning too. So of course when it was time to think of something fun to get him as a Christmas gift, an upgraded waffle maker came to mind. We have had the same hardworking model we recieved as a wedding gift over ten years ago and it was time for something new.
I found the nifty ones that flip while you cook and happily purchased it! Brought it home, wrapped it and couldn’t wait for him to see.
Once Christmas day arrived he was able to open it and upon closer inspection we discovered it was a belgian waffle maker. I had no clue, ha! He insisted on keeping it even though I said he could return it and we tried it out a couple days later.
Here is a side by side of the Belgian waffle and the regular waffle. There is a noticeable difference. Most noticeably, Belgian waffles are thicker in nature with deeper grooves. The regular is thinner with more shallow pockets. Which in my opinion makes the waffle denser and the Belgian version is fluffy and light. Traditionally, Belgian waffles are made with an even more specific mix and use yeast in place of baking powder. Although we just use our normal recipe and they turn out delicious!
When comparing the two, I would say we are now fans of the Belgian waffle and my shopping mistake turned into a happy accident!
I couldn’t resist simply adding these beautiful blackberries on top. They are a rich wintry tone and have bright juicy flavor. Paired with waffles, they are an irresistable combination.
And when possible, Saturday mornings should start with polka dot pjs, bed head, robes and Buzz Lightyear pajamas.