When the Flying Stove’s Jeff Schauf told me a couple of months ago that a new vendor of caramelized Belgian waffles would be joining the Food Trucks at the Fountain rally, he got my attention.
Caramelized Belgian waffles? I had never heard of such an invention, but using my context clues, I deduced they would posses high levels of deliciousness.
It turns out the Waffle Wagon will be back at this month’s rally, scheduled for Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the WalterWalk fountains, 515 S. Main.
It’s operated out of a trailer owned by twin sisters Janice Craven and Janet Bruna, who about a year ago formed Twin Sisters Concession. Janet had seen caramelized waffles being prepared on television and was intrigued. She researched them and worked on a recipe, and the sisters decided to open a wagon to sell them. They’ve intentionally started out slow, Janice said, but in addition to the rally, they’ve also taken the truck to a couple of county fairs and an artisan fair in Kechi.
Caramelized Belgian waffles, also known as Liege waffles, are sweet and crispy and are more like a dessert than breakfast, Janice said. They’re so good on their own, they don’t even need any topping.
What’s the secret ingredient? Janice wouldn’t say, but most recipes call for Belgian Pearl Sugar, which are clumps of hard sugar that don’t dissolve during baking. They cause the outside to caramelize and crisp while the inside stays soft.
That is worth a rally, I’d say.