Quetschen-season is a big deal in Luxembourg: as soon as damsons are ripe (usually in September/early October), people make Quetschentaart – damson tarts. You’ll find this seasonal treat in every Luxembourg bakery, and they’re usually served with a dollop of whipped cream.
For these waffles I’ve taken the flavours of the traditional Quetschentaart, and put them on a waffle. I’ve also added a bit of cinnamon, because, well, what’s not to love about cinnamon? Born is the ‘Quetschentaart waffle’!
This recipe is part of a larger Tonicités project, for which I am visiting traditional fêtes in Arlon, Longwy, Thionville, Esch-sur-Alzette and Ville de Luxembourg and create waffles with local seasonal flavours. This Quetschentaart waffle was created for Ville de Luxembourg – to honour the annual Schueberfouer fun fair at the end of August / beginning of September. We combined it with an event where I handed out these waffles at the Jean La Gaufre waffle stall at the Schueberfouer.