Traditional East Frisian New Year's Cakes (Cones) - Ostfriesisch

“This is a traditinal recipe, that apparently the women in former times could not do without on new years day. My father told me, that after the war, the 3 waffle makers in the village were handed around, so that every women could offer these cakes with a nice cup of east frisian tea (prepared with cream and demerara sugar) to their new years wellwishers. They taste a little like ice cream cones and should be prepared ahead so the spices can work their magic.Store in an airtight container. They make a nice xmas give away. You need a flat waffle iron.”
1hr 15mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve the sugar in the water and mix with all remaining ingredients.
  2. Leave to stand, preferably overnight.
  3. Heat a flat waffle iron (not those you would use for making Belgian waffles), spread a spoonful of the mixture evenly on the bottom part and cover.
  4. Lift the top several times until desired colouring.
  5. Roll immediately into cones, since they will harden as they cool.
  6. Proceed in the same manner with the rest of the dough.
  7. Carefully place the cold cones in an airtight container until use.

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