If you’ve been following my blog, then you have read my rants about “Taste Of Belgium” right here in Cincinnati, OH. It is a wonderful cafe styled restaurant that serve Belgium food and Belgium beer. The best thing that comes out of this restaurant is their waffles. I won’t retell the story about how I came about learning about them, but they are simply amazing.
But I am mad at myself guys. I am mad because I broke a rule that I have given myself when these waffles became one of my favorite things to eat. The rule was that I was to never, EVER, EVER EVER EVER, make these at home. And for a long time I didn’t think I could because of the sugar that is in them. You can’t find that sugar at your average Kroger, at first I thought, you had to order them. Well as I took a trip to a wonderful world market that we have here in Cincinnati called Jungle Jim’s, I seen that damn pearl sugar that you need to make these waffles. So I asked myself, “Do I, or don’t I”? Well, I did. I was nervous but at least I would know that some of the most amazing things in this world isn’t meant to be made at home. Sometimes you have to leave it to the professionals Well, spin me around, smell my natural hair, and call me a professional because, gosh darn it, I made them! I made these wonderful waffles and there is a small part of me that detests myself because of it. They….are…. fabulously delicious.
I must warn you, these waffles are not your typical Belgian waffle that you get from the Waffle House. They aren’t light and fluffy They are dense, flaky, and sweet. You can still put syrup on top of them, just know that the texture will be unlike you ever had in your life. It is important for you to know that. However, I promise you, they are worth it!
If you are in Cincinnati you can find the Belgian Pearl Sugar at Jungle Jim’s.
If you are not in Cincinnati, I would check you local world food market to see if they have this sugar. I would not substitute this sugar with Swedish Sugar. You can also buy the sugar online. Here is a link that I found that may be helpful.