Sunday, March 25, 2012

waffle day in Sweden-yumyum

March 25th  is another delicious day in Sweden, called Waffle Day - Våffeldagen. Swedes eat heart-shaped waffles topped with whipped cream and jam made from cloudberries I love all of these days that are devoted to different foods or bakery, the reason we celebrate Waffle Day, and eat waffles in Sweden on this day, is actually said to be caused by a simple hearing mistake.

 this day is also named Marie bebådelsedag - Annunciation Day in our calender, originally known as Vårfrudagen - Lady Day in Sweden. And because the Swedish word Vårfru and the Swedish word våffla (waffle) sound almost the same, with time Vårfrudagen slowly changed into Våffeldagen.

The Swedish waffles are thinner than their Belgian counterparts, and are lovely with just a little sugar or lashings of cream and strawberry jam.

250ml water
350ml plain flour
200ml milk
2 tsp baking powder

Melt the butter in a pan and let it cool down a little
Mix water, flour, milk and baking powder until smooth.
Add the butter.
Heat up the griddle iron and grease lightly before the first few waffles to prevent sticking. lay the, on a wire rack unless you plan on eating them immediately.

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