Våffeldagen – A Day Of Eating Waffles

Våffeldagen is a whole day in Sweden dedicated to eating waffles….nom nom!  It is Sunday 25th March this year.  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:

  1. Mix the sugar and butter well.
  2. Measure out the wet and remaining dry ingredients.
  3. Add a little of each alternatively to the bowl, making sure it is all mixed in well with no lumps, before adding more.
  4. 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 🙂

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  1. Oo these look delicious – I’ve never tried to make waffles before!
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  2. I haven’t had waffles in ages! My mum used to make them very often when we were kids. They are delicious!
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  3. Oh wow a day of eating waffles – thats my kind of day. Yours look delicious and we love them for breakfast

    Laura x
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  4. I’ve really enjoyed reading about this tradition. I had no idea such a thing existed. Happy Våffeldagen!
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  5. I like waffles a lot. Never made mine before. Will try this recipe.

  6. Oh, I love the Swedes and I look waffles. I haven’t had waffles in year, might need to get a waffle iron and celebrate this year.

  7. I absolutely love that they have a day dedicated to waffles
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  8. I would love to have waffles with fruits everyday all day, how very incredible is that. I am loving it and the waffle maker

  9. I love this recipe, I used it and everyone loved them. Such cute shape too! Enjoy waffle day!!!

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