When I tell you these are the best Belgian waffles you’ll ever try, they honestly are! My best friend lived in Belgium for a while in her teenage years and found that this recipe is the exact one of the street waffles of Belgium! Topped with a delicate floral green tea whipped cream, these are sublime for a brunch!
As somehow that’s slightly addicted to breakfast foods, waffles and pancakes is a serious breakfast war. Pancakes are for every day meals, whether we’re having them slathered with berry jam in the mornings or as “breakfast for dinner” with eggs and bacon. Waffles, on the other hand, are for more refined and elegant occasions. Brunch being one of them, since Belgian waffles should always be accompanied by a mimosa!
These liege-style Belgian waffles are the ultimate waffles. They’re hard work and take two days to make them, but dear readers, they are so worth the wait. So much so, that you won’t need to slather them with anything actually. The waffles are amazing all on their own, so I decided to keep it simple and just make a tea-infused whipped cream to dollop on carelessly. To make these true to the recipe, you’ll be to order Belgian Pearl Sugar, easy to find on Amazon under the brand Lar’s Own, which I used in this recipe.
One of my favorite culinary techniques is infusions. Whether you’re infusing a pork chop with a marinade or a vodka with vanilla beans, it’s such a delicate way to impart flavor to a liquid. For this recipe, we infused heavy whipping cream (cold, before it was whipped) overnight with some gorgeous, loose-leaf teas by Palais Des Thes.
Palais des Thés proposes a fresh, new tea option: the Indulgence Tea Sets. Three new themed gift boxes – “Les Floraux,”“Les Fruités,” and “Les Gourmands,” each includes five all-natural flavored teas to indulge the senses with floral, fruity and sweet treat flavors. Perfect for tea-connoisseurs and novices alike, these sets are also an ideal way to treat yourself, for example with floral Thé des Sables with Damas Rose, to remind you of your best spring and summer memories; or with fruity Thé des Alizés with white peach and watermelon; or maybe with Mélange du Cap, a delicious Rooibos tea with cocoa nibs and vanilla pods. Each box contains five tubes of whole leaf tea (60g-2.1oz, $29). Each tube contains enough tea to brew a 6-8 cup pot. (12g/0.4oz per tube).
Disclaimer: Palais Des Thes provided me with a variety of their products to test out, but I was under no obligation to post about them. They’re just one of my favorite tea companies!