Cougnous, also known as “Little angels” or “Bread of Jesus” because they are shaped like the infant Jesus in his swaddling clothes, have been flying off the shelves of Belgian bakeries like hotcakes throughout December.
Everyone knows real, traditional Cougnous, as they look like tiny golden angels, glistening with wet icing using caramelised sugar, inlaid with tiny raisins.
You can make them yourself (here): feel free to use more sugar than the recipe suggests;-) or you can buy them ready-made:
In Liège: “Une Gaufrette Saperlipopette!”
In Brussels: “Boulangerie de Meulemeester“.