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Belgian vs Bubble Waffles - What's the difference?

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June 13, 2019 at 4:25:26 PM PDT June 13, 2019 at 4:25:26 PM PDTth, June 13, 2019 at 4:25:26 PM PDT
[caption id="attachment_2071" align="aligncenter" width="1280"]Waffles have never been so popular this side of the continent![/caption]

Think you know waffles? Think again! They just got a whole load more versatile and easy to make – thanks, in part, to Sephra's new just-add-water Waffle Batter Mix.

The Mix offers a great opportunity to expand your current commercialmenu to sell even more waffles without too much outlay.

Waffles are in hot demand in the USA and are fast-becoming the go-to breakfast, lunch and dessert choice of Americans the length and breadth of the country.

It's perhaps no surprise that new waffle stations, cafes and food trucks are popping up far and wide, from New York to Arizona.

Much like chocolate fountains and candy stations, the waffle bar has also become a popular selection for weddings, birthday parties, graduation day and any celebration where people gather for fun and food!

With that in mind – and given the growing popularity of both sweet and savory waffles (originally a speciality sweet snack which evolved on the continent in France, Belgium and the Netherlands) – Sephra has introduced two versatile new batter mixes to which all you have to do is add water!

Choose from Belgian Waffle Batter Mix or Bubble Waffle Batter Mix, which can also be used to make perfect Mini Waffles, Zen Waffles (Waffle on a Stick), and Waffle Cones.

[caption id="attachment_2070" align="aligncenter" width="2000"]New Sephra Belgian Waffle Batter Mix is available as a 5lb bag or 30lb case[/caption]

What's the difference between Belgian Waffle Batter Mix and Bubble Waffle Batter Mix?

The main difference between Belgian Waffle Batter Mix and Bubble Waffle Batter Mix is that the Belgian is plant-based and 100% vegan.

It's formulated using a combination of wheat, corn and soy flour.

The Bubble Waffle Batter Mix, on the other hand, contains egg – which helps the batter rise and hold its height (hence the Bubble effect) as it bakes and beyond.

Both waffle batter mixes are lactose-free, nut-free and Kosher-certified.

[caption id="attachment_2078" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]Traditional Belgian Waffles topped with Maple Syrup and blackberries [/caption]

How to make Belgian Waffles

Each 5lb bag of Sephra Belgian Waffle Batter Mix makes around 30-35 Belgian waffles.

To make, pour 2 liters (8.5 cups) of cold water into a mixing bowl. Gradually add the 5lb bag of Belgian Waffle Batter Mix and whisk until smooth.

For smaller batches, use a 90% water to 100% mix ratio.

Preheat your Belgian Waffle Baker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

If using one of Sephra's Waffle Bakers, pour approximately 5oz of mixed batter onto the baker and cook for 2 minutes.

Add your favorite toppings and taste the Sephra difference!

Because Sephra's Belgian Waffle Batter Mix comes in 5 or 30lb packages, it's ideal for either home or commercial use.

Waffles bake up light and fluffy (with a crispy crust) every time. Although they really only need a pat of butter and Maple Syrup to be delicious, the world's your oyster when it comes to toppings.

Throw in a handful of chocolate chips, slather with Nutella, add a scoop of ice cream, or top with melted Sephra Premium Dark Chocolate and finish off with a big, fluffy blob of whipped cream.

All that's needed to create this delicious waffle batter is water! There's no messing with separating egg yolks and whipping the whites, or adding oil or milk.

Using just plain water will produce the best Belgian Waffles your family and restaurant clientele have ever tasted!

[caption id="attachment_2083" align="aligncenter" width="1000"]Sephra Maple Syrup is 100% natural and perfect for drizzling over waffles, pancakes, porridge, or ice cream[/caption]


Other sweet waffle ideas include 'Baked Alaska', Nutella with sliced bananas, S’Mores, 'Black Forest' with cherries and 'Happy Birthday' variations with lots of sprinkles.

But, of course, waffles can be savory too.

Anything good on toast, atop an English Muffin or sandwiched between two pieces of bread, makes an even more interesting food creation using a Belgian Waffle as a launch pad.

One little waffle shop in Scotland has really embraced waffle culture. The St Andrews Waffle Co. offers just about every savory waffle topping you could imagine – from using waffles as a base for a giant hamburger to topping them with chicken nuggets and beans and even haggis!

Why not try topping waffles with eggs, bacon and hollandaise sauce for a delicious Eggs Benedict breakfast?

Or you might like to try the latest pizza waffles trend.

[caption id="attachment_2089" align="aligncenter" width="1920"]Customizable waffle plates are also available! [/caption]

How to make Bubble Waffles

You've likely seen many versions of Bubble Waffles! Some of the photos posted on Instagram and Pinterest are enough to make your mouth water.

And now you can recreate these almost magical Bubble Waffle Cone creations for yourself and your customers thanks to our new, easy and cost effective Batter Mixes.

The Bubble Waffle Batter Mix couldn’t be easier to make either. Again, just add water. No fuss, no mess!

It creates puffy bubble centers with a crispy crust – perfect for rolling into a cone shape and then stuff with an array of decadent fillings.

Bubble Waffle Cones

But don't worry if you don’t have professional equipment to shape your Bubble Waffle Cone. You can make your own cone form out of scrunched up aluminium foil.

As soon as the hot Bubble Waffle comes out of the machine, wrap it around your cone foil. Let it cool to shape it then start filling!

The sky’s the limit when creating perfect Bubble Waffle Cone fillings. “What the mind can conceive, the mind can achieve!”

Ice cream, of course, is the perfect beginning, then go from there. Add Nutella, bananas, and whipped cream to make a tasty treat.

Cookie sticks, sprinkles, mini candy bars, nuts of all kinds, marshmallows or marshmallow crème, fruits, chocolate, salted caramel, strawberry, pineapple and any variety of sauces are natural toppers.

[caption id="attachment_1781" align="alignnone" width="1125"]Bubble Waffle with strawberries? Yes, please![/caption]

Bubble Waffles don’t have to be sweet, however. How about sautéing some Italian sausage with sweet peppers, onions, mushrooms and garlic. Add some pizza sauce and fill the Bubble Waffle Cone.

Then top with a generous amount of grated mozzarella and shaved Parmesan. Voila! You’ve got a savory, delicious, pizza bubble waffle!

Yes, waffles have become the palette for any number of incredible inventions. But, we’ve still got more!

How to make lolly-style Waffles on a Stick

Otherwise dubbed 'Zen Waffles', these fun snacks are baked around a stick and will make a great addition to your bakery, food truck, ice cream shop, or home kitchen.

These yummy treats are made to munch as you meander around a county fair or local farmers’ market!

Just 20lb of Waffle Batter will make about 400 Waffles on a Stick. Do the math! You can make big bucks on these cute little treats.

They take just a couple of minutes to bake and can be decorated to suit any occasion.

Dip in Milk, Dark or White Sephra Chocolate Melts and get creative with sprinkles!

[caption id="attachment_1446" align="aligncenter" width="1157"]Lolly-style Waffles on a Stick [/caption]

Both Sephra Waffle Batter Mixes are made with quality ingredients, and are easy to use and economical. Remember those three little magic words...JUST ADD WATER!

Try them today. You won't be disappointed. In fact, like many other happy customers, you'll keep coming back for more. And so will your guests!

Choosing a reliable Bubble Waffle Baker

Sephra's Commercial Bubble Waffle Maker reliably bakes great Bubble Waffles every time.

Its automatic timer, adjustable thermostat and audible alarm make it easy for both professional caterers and self-serve customers to use.

The Baker produces a 7” Bubble Waffle in just 2 minutes and is designed for the plates to be interchangeable so that any of our Waffle Plates can be used on the same machine.

This means you can produce Belgian and Bubble Waffles on the same Baker, as well as Mini Waffles.. It's a three-in-one! How economical is that?

No fuss, no mess

The Baker, which has a stainless drip tray for mess-free waffle making, comes with a one-year Limited Warranty and only weighs 21lb so you can easily move and transport it to various events, such as weddings receptions, Bat and Bar Mitzvahs, and festivals.

It's a great way to diversify and invest in your business.