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Belgian Waffle  
A traditional food created in Belgium, which began as square-shaped breakfast cake with deeply indented or pressed pockets evenly distributed around the surface of the Waffle. Over time, there have been numerous versions of this Waffle in both the shape and ingredients so that the Belgian Waffle is often made differently in various regions throughout the world. The typical batter prepared for this Waffle contains yeast, so unlike commonly used Waffle mixtures that allow faster preparation, Belgian Waffle batter requires time to rise before it can be used. The yeast adds lightness to the waffle that is difficult to duplicate with replacement ingredients, such as baking powder and baking soda, which are commonly being substituted to speed up the process for making the Belgian Waffle.