Norwegian Waffles

Vaffler og Frukt/Fruit

Want to make Norwegian waffles? (vaffler in Norwegian)

The Norwegians do not serve vaffler for breakfast, but serve them as a type of dessert or snack, however they are not usually served as a dessert after dinner, only with coffee other times of the day.

You might call them a Norwegian comfort food, at least that is how I think of them.

strawberries blueberries raspberries

They are good with strawberry, blueberry or
raspberry jam (syltetoy) or jelly (sjele in Norwegian).

Serving Norwegian Vaffler
1/2 cup (100 gram) butter
4 eggs
4-5 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
2-1/2 to 3 cups flour to make a thick batter
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1-1/2 cups (3 deciliter) milk or buttermilk
1 cup (2 deciliter) water
1 teaspoon vanilla extrac/vanilla sugar
1 teaspoon salt

Combine dry ingredients.
Add melted butter to milk.

Gradually add dry ingredients to liquid while stirring until you have a smooth consistency. If the batter is too thick add a small amount of cold water.

waffle-batter-placed-in-iron Prevent sticking, by spraying iron with cooking spray. Spoon batter onto heated iron and bake until light golden.

In Norway, we use a special, heart-shaped, electric iron (left) to make traditional Norske Vaffler.

To serve, use food scissors to cut around each heart; spread butter and arrange them on a pretty serving plate and place a bowl of fruit or berry preserves in the center. Serve and enjoy. Yummy!
               Batter placed in iron (above)

They are also tasty with thinly sliced Norsk Brunost, a type of sweet goat cheese (gjeitost or low fat mysost, Gudbrandsdalsost), all of them are called brunost.

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