I think many Luxembourgers have fond memories of making Wäffelcher at their grandparents’. These thin, buttery wafers are baked individually in a round waffle maker and wrapped around the handle of a wooden spoon while still hot, so that they get a cone shape. While I was rolling Wäffelcher for this book, I suddenly thought it would be really fun to fold them into fortune cookies instead and hide messages inside!
I also jazzed up the traditional recipe by adding black sesame seeds to the batter – the inspiration for this comes from a trip to Thailand, where I once ate thin coconut-flavoured wafers specked with black sesame seeds and rolled up just like in Luxembourg. My favourite treat from Luxembourg with an Asian twist!
You can watch me make these fortune cookie wäffelcher here.
If you want the recipe in Luxembourgish, you can get it here.
This is a recipe from my book “Home Sweet Home – My Luxembourg”.