Våfflor (traditional Swedish... Waffles) (Sweden)

  • 250ml water (cold)
  • 200g flour (325 ml)
  • 400 ml heavy or whipped cream
  • butter

In a large mixing bowl, toss together flour, water and a pinch of salt until the mixture is smooth. Whip the cream firm and mix it carefully with the previous mixture.
Pre-heat a waffle iron and grease it lightly.

Pour 100 ml of the batter onto the waffle iron and cook until crisp and golden (approximately 2 minutes). Serve immediately together with whipped cream and a suitable fruit or berry jam.

In Sweden waffles are traditionally eaten on March 25, Annunciation Day or, in Swedish, Vårfrudagen. In olden days this was the time when the winter and its chores were over, and the spring season started. Waffles are also very popular in Swedish mountain resorts, where they generally are served together with whipped cream and cloudberry jam.

Note to readers: the best cloudberry jam can only be found in the extreme North of Scandinavia, where the sun sets only once a year (but for 6 months). Nothing else can compare with it, as anybody from there will telle you. Still, wherever the one I tasted came from, it was really good!



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