January first – start of a new year, another circle around the sun. Maybe this is why the Maastricht sweets for New Year are round; crispy, thin waffles, baked traditionally at home, in heavy cast iron. These days to be found at local bakers and supermarkets – enjoy!
All varieties of waffles have their own name – for instance, Luikse wafels are waffles from Liège, for sale everywhere all year round. But the diminutive ‘wèffelkes’ used to belong exclusively to those of the New Year’s celebrations.