Gaufre de Tournai

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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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Also called gaufres fourrées, split waffles or Poperingse spletters (Poperinge splitters), these are very thin, soft waffles, split and filled with a mixture of butter and light brown sugar. Traditionally, these waffles were baked around New Year by the grandmothers of West Flanders and French Flanders, particularly in Tournai, which used to be part of the Duchy of Flanders but is now in Wallonia. Although bakers in Tournai still freshly bake these waffles to their own recipe,