For the weekend, I wanted to share one of my family’s favorite things to make – Norwegian waffles! (Or Scandinavian, I think these melt across our borders really)
While I know in the US waffles is more of a breakfast food, to us Scandinavians it’s more of a sweet treat. In Norway you make waffles for so many occasions; birthdays, holidays, school bake sales, you name it. Even our gas stations usually have them for sale!
These are also usually a huge hit with kids. If my oldest daughter is sick and won’t eat, I usually make a batch of waffles. I have yet to experience that she turns them down! (One time she even stole the plate full of waffles and ran away, haha!)
- 4 oz flour.
- 4 tablespoons sugar.
- 1 teaspoon baking powder.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar.
- 10 oz milk.
- 2 eggs.
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted.
1. Mix together the dry ingredients.
2. Add half of the milk to the dry mix and mix until you have a smooth batter with no lumps.
3. Add the rest of the milk, the eggs lightly whipped, and the melted butter.
4. Let the batter rest for at least 15 minutes before cooking.
5. Make the waffles in the iron until they’re golden brown.
Usually helps to put a wee bit of butter or oil in the iron to make sure it doesn’t stick!
Now with the last step comes the last detail, to make Norwegian waffles you need a different waffle iron than Belgian waffles. Norwegian waffles are a lot
thinner than Belgian, and most irons they come in a heart shape rather than the squares too. I used to link to the waffle maker I had when I studied in South Dakota, but unfortunately it has been discontinued! This waffle maker (Affiliate link!) is the kind I mean though.
My favorite way to have the waffles is with raspberry or strawberry jam. In Norway it's very much tradition to serve it with brunost (Literally brown cheese), which is a goat cheese. I've never particularly liked it myself, but those who do like it compares the taste to caramel! Here is a link to some brunost on Amazon if you're curious to give it the authentic Norwegian try!