Luikse wafel

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

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2023

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The Luikse wafel (Liège waffle) is the traditional street food waffle from Liège in Wallonia where they call it wafe in Walloon, etymologically related to the Frankish wafla – as opposed to gaufre in modern French.

It wouldn’t be an iconic bake without a good story: for the Liège waffle, the legend goes that its origin dates back to the 18th century when the Prince–Bishop of Liège asked his cook to create something sweet for him.

These waffles and