It’s really cold in most parts of USA at the moment, and even here in Florida. That makes me think about the Scandinavian winter. Something we are eating when it’s cold outside is waffles. It’s like we deserve it better then. In Norway, they call them “Vaffler”, and normally bring them when they go skiing and eat it for lunch. In Sweden, we call them “Våfflor”, and we eat waffles when it’s something special. That can be an extra delicious breakfast/brunch or a different lunch or dinner. We normally serve them with whipped cream, jam or berries.
We use a waffle iron formed with five lovely hearts. Can it be prettier than that? 🙂
Ingredients (approximately 8 waffles):
- 3 1/2 tbs butter
- 1 cup whole milk (or low fat milk)
- 2 organic eggs
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup ice cold water (sparkling water is preferred)
Melt the butter in a saucepan on low heat and leave it to cool slightly. Whisk milk and egg together. Add the flour, salt and baking powder and mix to a smooth mixture. Add the melted butter and the water into the mixture. If you have time, let the mixture rest for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
Heat the waffle iron and add 4-5 tbs of the mixture in the iron and close the lid. Press the lid for a few seconds so that the batter is spread evenly. Fry for about 1-2 minutes until the waffle is golden brown. Place the waffles on an oven grid to keep them crispy. Serve the waffle while still hot.
Serve with e.g. whipped cream, jam, ice cream and berries.
My plate is from Danish Bitz (Bistro).