It is the day of the Waffle. National Waffle Day. Våffeldagen. Day 6 in lockdown. Whatever you want to call this day, it is nevertheless an important one.
Being somewhat experts on all things Scandinavian, what type of people would we be if we didn’t share everything that you need to make the ultimate Swedish waffle for yourself? Horrible ones.
So below we’ve gathered everything you need from a recipe to the right type of waffle iron, to the traditional toppings that we use.
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First things first, you need the recipe. Making these waffles from scratch isn’t very hard, but if you’re feeling lazy, you can order a Swedish pancake/waffle mix online.
If you prefer to make it from scratch, see below:
For 10-12 waffles
- 100 grams (½ cup) butter
- 4 dl ( 1 ⅔ cup) of flour
- A pinch (½ tsk) salt
- 1 tsp baking powder (skip this if you want your waffles crispy)
- 5 dl (2 cups) milk
- 2 eggs
- Melt the butter and let it sit for a bit. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt). Mix half of the milk in with the dry ingredients until smooth, then add the rest of the milk, eggs, and butter.
- Heat up the waffle iron.
- Brush on a little bit of butter before pouring ½ cup (1 dl) of the batter into the iron.
- Bake them until they are easily removed from the iron and have a nice golden color to them.
The Correct Waffle Iron
This is very important. You see, the Scandinavians don’t eat their pancakes and waffles thick, they like them thin and sometimes even a little bit crunchy. Swedish waffles are also heartshaped, which adds that extra sweetness to it. If you don’t have a proper iron already, we have some suggestions for you:
We thought this vintage-looking waffle iron below was cool!
The traditional way of serving a waffle is usually with whipped cream and Swedish jam, usually raspberry, cloudberry or lingonberry. We found some tasty-looking Swedish jams on Amazon.