April 1, 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 "VĂ„rfrudagen". That was quickly transformed into "VĂ„ffeldagen" 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.