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Butter crisp
Butter crisp
Butter crisp
This golden, crispy and well-known butter waffle is today still being baked according to a 19th century secret family recipe. In 2006, the VLAM granted the natural butter waffle of Biscuiterie Jules Destrooper the official quality label ‘Regional Westhoek product’. In the Westhoek this waffle is called a ‘lukke’. The origin of this name lies in the fact that this waffle was a New Year’s present. It used to be common for children to wish their godfather or godmother a happy (in Dutch 'gelukkig') New Year. In exchange for this New Year’s greeting they would receive these thin hard waffles, sometimes combined with a shot. Every woman had her own recipe and baking the waffles was part of a ritual which started on Boxing Day and continued up to New Year’s Eve. Baking these ‘lukken’ was a typical home industry. Every house had its own recipe and a special waffle iron made by the local blacksmith.