We love taking a moment to celebrate Swedish traditions, using each opportunity as a chance to pause and appreciate all the wonderful things in life. This Friday 25 March is Våffeldagen is Sweden, when everyone indulges in freshly made waffles with berries and cream. We asked Charlotte from the beautiful blog Books and Teacups to share her recipe. We hope it inspires you to embrace this delicious tradition.
Here’s Charlotte to tell you more…
If you want to make something special for breakfast, you should really try this recipe! Swedish waffles are one of my favourites. They smell so good while baking them, it makes my whole house feel homely, and, to put it simply: they make me happy! This recipe is a great starter for a relaxed and lazy weekend and you can make them within twenty minutes. You will love them.
90 g / ½ cup butter
200 g / 2 and a quarter cups flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
300 ml / 1 cup milk
75 g / ⅓ cup sugar
A Swedish waffle maker
Preheat your waffle maker. My waffle maker has five different stands, I usually put my waffle maker on stand 3-4 while preheating.
Put the flour, baking powder, sugar and the milk in a bowl and mix them together. Melt the butter slowly in a separate saucepan, make sure it doesn’t get brown. Pour the butter while whipping through the mash and add the egg at the last moment, until it becomes a smooth and soft mash.
Make sure to grease both sides of the waffle maker with melted butter, I usually use a little brush. Drop about five tablespoons of the smooth mash onto the middle of the waffle maker, then close the waffle maker. Push a little on the top to make sure it is equally spread. Then leave it for about 3-4 minutes so the waffle can bake and get its taste and colour.
Put the waffle on a plate and decorate it with a few slices of banana and some blueberries. You can also add some icing sugar if you would like to.
Enjoy your delicious waffle!
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