Brusselse wafel

19th 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

This recipe is adapted from the first recipe for Brussels waffles published by Philippe Cauderlier in 1874. If you want the thick yeast-leavened Brussels waffle you remember from a trip to Belgium, you need to follow the recipe for Flemish waffles on the previous pages. Read about their history and the mix-up of their names.

Brussels waffles are a treat saved for the first days of the New Year. Traditionally my mum and dad and I,