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MMany people trace the origin of the wafer to the late Middle Ages. In fact something very similar to the wafer, called ‘waffles’, was present on Dutch tables since the seventh century. It was a curious disc shaped dessert that the housewives from the Netherlands prepared with a special honeycomb mould, whereby the dough once cooked, became very brittle.
Over the centuries, this delicacy became known throughout Europe and because of its success and demand, a corporation of ‘wafer makers’ was established: a corporation dedicated to the production of wafers.
But the term ‘wafer’ was coined only in 1400s. This term comes from the archaic waba, and it means honeycomb to indicate the multiple diamond shapes (similar to honeycombs) that are repeated on the wafer.