Preparation info
  • Makes


    small waffles
    • Difficulty


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

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2023

  • About

These brittle buttery waffles are traditionally made for New Year in West Flanders in Belgium. They are a descendant of the oublie, but are slightly thicker and they are not rolled. The name, luk, comes from the Dutch geluk (luck) as a wish for luck in the New Year.

In the 16th and 17th centuries these waffles were eaten after a festive meal and served with sweet or spiced wine.

In 1890, local baker Jules Destrooper sta