Yep, you heard me right. Today is waffle day in Sweden. Big and small alike feast on the wonderful heart-shaped waffles. The holiday was originally a religious one marking the annunciation of Mary, therefore for some this day is called,"Maria Bebådelsedag ". For those of us not celebrating a religious holiday it is simply known as Våffledagen. Here's a look at our celebration. Many people put jam and powdered sugar on them but there as many varieties of toppings as there are people. So do it your way. The recipe is included. Enjoy!
Each family has their recipe. This is my families recipe for traditional heart shaped waffles. You can use a traditional waffle iron as well but honestly I need my heart shaped waffle iron on this day.
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of ground cardamom
¼ cups of sugar
2/3 cups of sour cream
3 tablespoons of melted butter
Butter for brushing the waffle iron
Jam and fresh berries to serve with your waffles
Mix flour and cardamom together and set aside. In a small bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar together at a high speed for 10 minutes until the mixture is forming ribbons when you pick your beaters up. Take your flour mixture and sprinkle it over you sugar and egg mixture. Stir the sour cream until it is really smooth and then add it to your flour and egg mixture until your batter is smooth. Take your melted butter and fold it into the batter.
Heat your waffle iron on a medium heat until a drop of water sizzles on the waffle grid. Brush the grid with butter and spoon in the batter. Close the waffle iron until golden brown. Please read your waffle irons manufacturer’s instructions for length of time until done.
and who loves waffles the most ? Well if it isn't Rebecca aka Rebi Tucker.
Who's waiting for waffles?
Would someone please give that poor dog a waffle. Here ya go boy.