Sunday, March 25, 2012

Waffle Day


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.

Crispy Waffles
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.


CHD said...

I spent some of my childhood in Sweden (I'm Australian) and have fond memories of Swedish waffles. I have a waffle maker, so will be making these for my kids and telling them stories about my childhood memories there. I remember cross-country skiing to a vaffel-stuga (?spelling) in the forest for waffles and hot chocolate. Dreamlike. Thanks for this recipe. Cx

Anonymous said...

I made these this morning and they were very good even though I forgot and added the baking powder with the flour and baked the waffles in a Belgian style pan. Will definitely try them again and will be more awake next time!

Lina said...

Åh, tranbärssylt är verkligen en höjdare till våfflor! Jag åt det första gången för en vecka sen. Har alltid tyckt att det är för sött med vanlig sylt till. Nu när jag såg din fina bild tror jag att jag blir tvungen att göra våfflor i veckan :)

Anne said...

CHD - oh, I hope they'll be like the waffles of your childhood memories :)

Carol - glad they turned out! I really want a Belgian waffle iron too.

Lina - tranbärssylt?! Spännande, jag kan tänka mig att det blir jättegott.

L_Foodie said...

I love waffles almost as much as I love pancakes. Been searching for great recipes and posts about em both. Love your article. Any reason to enjoy these treats it seems....

Melissa Bakth said...

Wow, this looks so beautiful! I can almost taste it! Such a simple recipe with such a great outcome!

D. @ Outside Oslo said...

What fun! If only I had known about Waffle Day in advance--and not have been on an airplane for much of the day! I actually have some Scandinavian heart-shaped waffles in my freezer right now from a recent baking session with my grandmother.