The 25th March in Sweden marks a special day for sweet treat lovers! It’s ‘Våffeldagen’ – or ‘ waffle day .’ Swedes celebrate by making waffles with jam and cream, often served with a coffee.
Swedish waffles are thinner than Belgium or American waffles, and the official waffle shape resembles a flower; when breaking apart the ‘petals’ each piece is heart shaped! There are two types of waffle in Sweden that are popular for Våffeldagen, frasvåfflor (crispy waffles) and äggvåfflor (egg waffles). The go-to toppings are usually jam, whipped cream and fruit. Feel like making your own Scandi waffles? This waffle maker from Ellos is perfect – complete with the traditional Scandi flower shape!
Since it’s so close to Mother’s day here in the UK we thought it would be great to tie in with waffle day! We couldn’t think of a better way to wake up on Mother’s day morning than with waffles in bed! They’re so easy to make and are sure to make any Mum smile. Here is a sweet and simple recipe to make some traditional Våffeldagen waffles. You can make them extra special for Mother’s day by serving them with a hot cup of coffee and a bunch of flowers – what’s not to like!
Makes 6-8 waffles:
3 1/2 dl flour
2 tsp baking powder
4 dl milk
100g melted butter
Combine the flour and the baking powder together in a bowl.
Add the eggs and the milk. Whisk until the batter has an even texture, then add the melted butter.
Heat up the waffle maker and brush with butter before making the first waffle.
Top with as much fruit, cream and jam as you dare!
For more waffle day inspiration visit our Våffeldagen Pinterest Board to make this weekend super sweet!
Main image courtesy of Bonjour Vintage, others from Instagram.