Happy Waffle day!

Today is Vaffeldagen, Waffle Day in Sweden and Norway. It used to be a holiday, and was called Vårfrudagen (=Our lady day), in honour of the Virgin Mary – as it’s celebrated nine months before the birth of Christ. Dialect corruption gave the name Våfferdagen, which later turned into the modern Våffeldagen (in Swedish) or Vaffeldagen (in Norwegian). Nowadays it’s a good excuse to celebrate springtime by eating lovely heart shaped waffles.

I love waffles, it’s a keen childhood memory, something I ate a lot when I used to be a part of a volunteer radio station in Oslo as a teenager (if you’re ever in Oslo you should try the best waffles in town, you can get it in the former squat Blitz and should still cost only 5 kr) and nowadays is a reminder of home. I love it especially with Norwegian brown cheese (see picture)

Brilliant waffles

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 dl sugar
  • 2 dl buttermilk
  • 1 ½ dl milk (full fat)
  • 1 dl water
  • 350 g all purpose flour
  • 1 tea spoon baking powder
  • ½ tea spoon baking soda
  • 1 tea spoon vanilla sugar
  • ½ tea spoon cardamom
  • 125 g melted butter

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