Waffles are enjoyed all year round in Sweden but they are particularly popular on March 25th when we celebrate Våffeldagen (Waffle Day). Swedish waffles are flatter than the more well known Belgian waffles and are normally made in a special waffle maker which makes the waffles heart-shaped.
The traditional Swedish way is to serve the waffles with whipped cream, jam and fresh berries. The kids love them and when they were younger and had a play date they used to ask for waffles as they were such a success among their friends. If you prefer you can of course serve them with maple syrup or lemon, or whatever you like.
There are two types of waffles, the crispy ones called "frasvåfflor" and egg waffles. Here is the recipe that Elle is using inspired by her childhood waffles.
Elle's Egg Waffles
- 400 ml flour (or 300ml flour + 150ml oats)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1-2 tsp sugar (vanilla sugar if you have)
- optional 1 tsp cardamon
- 200 ml milk
- 200 ml water
- 2 eggs
- 25g melted butter
Mix the dry ingredients. Add water and milk, then the eggs and the melted butter. Cook them in a waffle maker. If you don't have one there are many options online.
The mixture keeps a few days in fridge so we often make a double batch. As all waffles they are best warm but these egg waffles are also nice cold and are perfect for school lunch boxes.
PHOTO : Wolfgang Kleinschmidt