March 25th is Waffle Day in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark! Waffle Day is also the Feast of the Annunciation, upon which waffles are typically eaten. The shift from the religious celebration to Waffle Day occurred because the Swedish Vårfrudagen, meaning “Our Lady’s Day” (the Feast of the Annunciation), sounds similar to Våffeldagen (”waffle day”) in faster speech. So over time Swedes began calling it Waffle Day and celebrating by eating waffles!
• 100 g melted butter (+ some for brushing onto iron)
• 300 g plain flour
• 2 tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp vanilla sugar
• 250 ml whole milk
• 250 ml water (sparkling!)
1. Preheat the waffle iron.
2. Add ingredients to large mixing bowl and whisk together until batter is smooth.
3. Brush waffle iron with melted butter and then spoon a ladle of batter onto iron.
4. Cook until golden brown and crisp (the Swedish style!), and serve warm with lingonberry jam, whipped cream, Nutella, or your favourite fruit!