17th century

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    waffles (depending on your waffle iron)
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Dark Rye and Honey Cake: Festival baking from the heart of the Low Countries

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2023

  • About

Nothing sounds better than a recipe saying, ‘Hey, this is a recipe from the 17th century; make this to experience something that no longer exists today.’ In reality, we held on tightly to our historical waffle recipes, we treasured them and took them into the modern age where they are still relevant. If you really want to experience what a 17th century waffle tasted like, you need to bake it using a waffle iron held over an open fire. It takes elbow grease, smoke in your eyes and sore hands