From Alejandro Alonso Echeverría 1º ESO:
I choose Belgium because it´s a country I visited on holydays and I like it.
The Atomium building and the Manneken Pis statue are one of the most famous things to visit.
Belgian Comics are famous around the world, with characters like Tintin, The Smurfs (Pitufos) and Lucky Luke. A curiosity is that they are on the Belgium´s new passport. You can learn about history of Belgian comics at the Brussels Comic Museum
Traditional dishes from Belgium are mussels and fries. Fries are the more I like, but it´s difficult to cook because you need and special beef tallow so I decided to cook Belgian waffles that are one of the best famous Belgian Sweets.
Here’s a recipe for Liege waffles
-100 ml of milk
-10 grams baking powder
-250 gr wheat flour
-30 gr white or brown sugar
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-150 gr melted butter
- Pour the baking powder into the mild milk. Stir with a spoon to dissolve and let it rest for at least 10 minutes
- In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar and salt
- Then add the vanilla extract, the egg, and the mixture of milk and baking powder
- Mix everything very well until you have homogeneous dough.
- Next, add the butter, continue mixing for about 5 minutes, until you get very soft and sticky homogeneous dough.
- Cover the bowl with a clean, dry cloth and let the dough rest for one to two hours to increase the volume.
- Pour the pearl sugar into the bowl and mix with a spoon or spatula until it is well distributed.
- Take portions of dough of about 80 grams each and form balls.
- Now preheat the Waffle maker to medium-high heat and when it reaches the temperature, place the portions of dough inside. Close the waffle maker and wait about 4 or 5 minutes. Open it and if they are golden brown, you can take them out.
- Carefully remove the waffle from the waffle maker
- Serve your waffles warm with your favorite toppings, like syrup, whipped cream, or fresh fruit