Våffeldagen is a whole day in Sweden dedicated to eating waffles….nom nom! We have a lot of days celebrating food here. Some others are; semlor day, chokladbollens day, and cinnamon bun day. Waffle day is in March. It is another way of celebrating the start of spring after the cold dark winter here in Sweden. The name originally comes from “Vårfrudagen” meaning our lady’s day, which is on the same day, but said in a poorly articulated way, can be mistaken for Våffeldagen 🙂
On Våffeldagen you make waffles and serve them with fruit jams, cream, cheese, or fresh fruit. We have a special Scandinavian heart shaped waffle iron to make ours. Try our simple recipe below for some lovely tasting waffles, and you can also see how we have cooked campfire waffles using the same recipe 🙂
Ingredients For Waffles:
3 dl plain flour
2 x eggs
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
3 tsp butter
1 tsp cardamom
3 dl milk
Method For Making Waffles:
- Mix the sugar and butter well.
- Measure out the wet and remaining dry ingredients.
- Add a little of each alternatively to the bowl, making sure it is all mixed in well with no lumps, before adding more.
- Warm up your waffle iron and grease as needed. Then ladle in the mixture to cook the waffles.
We then serve them up while still warm. Coffee is very good with them 🙂