An indulgent dose of Syrup.

I was in LA for the past two days, and my family toasted (or waffled?) to my brother’s graduation with Syrup Dessert’s legendary liege waffles. Liege waffles are apparently the most commonly-known in Belgium, a denser sort of waffle with pearls of sugar coating its outside and caramelizing it beautifully when baked. This treat was a mixed berry delight, featuring various fresh berries (strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries) scattered all over the waffle and doused in a delightful berry compote. Mascarpone cream filled the center of the waffle, hidden by a large scoop of blackberry jasmine ice cream. Last of all, a crown of whipped cream finished off the presentation with a flourish. Oh my, the way the waffle soaked up the compote and ice cream–scrumptious. The ice cream’s jasmine flavor was subtle as well and an unusually pleasant combination with the blackberry. Add the liege waffle’s notes of sugar and the berries’ natural sweetness, and this dessert was certainly decadent indeed.

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