The recipe calls for piecing out the dough and rolling each chunk in sugar before throwing it in a waffle iron, which results in something that's crunchy and caramelized on the outside, and chewy and glutinous on the inside. And delicious all the way around.
Dominic Ansel gets all the credit for the cronut, and I have to confess a few years ago I made a savory waffle with chickpea flour and called it the fawafel and felt very proud of myself. But maffles are truly a yummy stroke of genius. I bought a package back from Hawai'i with me (and one to give to my neighbors) but I will definitely be asking mom to send more.