Preparation info
  • Makes


    oublies, 13 cm diameter
    • Difficulty


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

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2023

  • About

Oublies are paper-thin waffles or wafers that were popular at the banqueting table throughout the Middle Ages and up to the 19th century. Oublie and oblaten in German comes from the Latin oblatus for offering. Oblaten are Hosts for communion, also used as a base for marchpane (marzipan) in the Middle Ages and Lebkuchen in Nuremberg.

These waffles don’t just appear in cookery texts: they are plentiful in Flemish and Dutch 17th-century paintings but also in