History of: Liège Waffle | Belgian Frites
In cities all over Belgium the Liège Waffle is eaten hot. What makes it so special are the pearls of sugar within the yeast-raised dough.
According to legend, it was invented in the 18th century by the Prince of Liège's cook. At the Prince's request, he experimented with cooking a kind of bun by adding polished sugar to the dough. Seduced by the appetising aroma of vanilla that emanated during the cooking, the Prince fell for the new cake's charm.
He was not the only one and the waffle rapidly became very popular in the Liège region and throughout Belgium. Today they are known as the Liège waffle and continue to seduce generations of food-lovers!