Preparation info
  • Makes around


    (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

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In Flanders, these rolled Nieuwjaarswafels (New Year’s waffles) or ijzerkoeken (iron-cakes, as they are baked in an iron) aren’t very common, but they are a tradition in Wallonia and in the Netherlands. In the Netherlands the waffles are made flat on the days leading up to 1 January because the year had been rolled out, and on New Year’s Day the waffles are rolled up because the year has yet to unroll itself.

These sweet treats are descendants of the delicate rolled