Sunday, March 25, 2012
Today, March 25, is Waffle Day. My usual explanation of this food-related day in Sweden:
"Waffle Day actually started as a linguistic misunderstanding - it's Lady Day today (that is, nine months before Jesus was born so.. well, let's not go into details) and in Swedish that's called "Vårfrudagen". That was quickly transformed into "Våffeldagen" which sounds somewhat similar."
We're having some waffles at my parents, but I thought I'd give you my favorite recipe - it's been posted before, but that way you won't have to dig through the archives.
makes at least 12
360 g all-purpose flour
500 ml milk
125 g butter melted
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
200 ml ice cold sparkling water
1 tsp baking powder
Whisk together all ingredients except for the baking powder, and leave for fifteen minutes. (You might be able to leave it for longer, but I think it's better to add the mineral water when you're close to baking.)
Add the baking powder when you're ready to bake.
Bake, using a waffle maker. You might have to grease it slightly before the first waffle. Don't use too much batter, or the waffles won't be as crispy.
Serve them with whipped cream and your favorite jam - cloudberry or raspberry are probably my favorites.