Posted by: Sarah | August 18, 2009

“In The Morning…I’m Making Waffles”

Eliot and I discovered waffles quite soon after moving to Norway and had bought a machine by week 3!  I apologise for yet another post about food but this cannot go unmentioned.  Not a week goes by in a Norwegian home without a waffle being eaten – you just make up a tub full of mix, keep it in the fridge and when you’re feeling peckish you just grab the machine and cook up a waffle – takes 5 minutes max!


Waffles are a Norwegian tradition.   Unlike Belgian waffles, Norwegian waffles are large, soft and fluffy and fit pefectly folded in your hand – a great snack food.  If you buy the waffle mix off the shelf in supermarkets you’ll be able to taste the Cardamom, a common spice used in Norway.   However, home made mixes tend to leave the spices out.  


The toppings are simple but yummy – if you add some Romme (sour cream) and jam it tastes delicious.   Or you can eat them with brown cheese, as many Norwegians do, but I just can’t understand why you would want to ruin such a wonderful taste experience.  For those that can’t buy the ready mix, here’s a recipe…oh…you might need a waffle machine!

Everyday Waffles

500 ml plain flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
100 ml sugar
500 ml milk
2 eggs
50 ml melted butter
drops of vanilla essence for flavour or Cardamom

Make a smooth batter with the flour, baking powder, sugar and milk. Beat in the eggs and butter (and Cardamom). Let the batter set for 30 minutes before cooking in a waffle maker.


  1. Hmm, looks delicious :)

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