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.