Sunday, February 17, 2013

Vafler (Waffles)

The NVO and I demonstrated making
Norwegian waffles to our
Sons of Norway group, last night.

It's a lot of fun to hang out with a group of friends interested in
"all things Norwegian" and it's especially fun when it involves traditional food.

This is the recipe my parents used for decades at their shop:
 The Scandia Kaffee House
1973-2007
This demonstration evoked good memories of a by-gone era
 and a little homesickness for Norway.
Included was a gluten, dairy and sugar-free version
 (an invention we came up with as this is the direction we have been headed, as of late.)
They were surprisingly popular.

These are unlike waffles from other countries as they are soft and can be eaten hot, warm or cold.
They are traditionally served with Norwegian goat cheese (Gjetost) which is brown and sweet. Lingonberries, whipped cream or sour cream may also accompany these delicious heart shaped treats.
But don't try putting syrup on these waffles as you may get "the look". ;-)

If  "Vafler"is a staple in your household, how do you like them?

11 comments:

  1. Mmm, vaflar er kosemat:) Eg brukar ikkje noko oppskrift til vanleg, men eg også har kardemomme i mi røre. Vaflar smakar aller best varme med rømme og jordbærsylte på:-)

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    1. Aw yes...some homemade strawberry freezer jam with sour cream would be luscious!

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  2. Nam, vafler er alltid en vinner :-)

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    1. Always a winner in Norway for sure. The strange thing is that they are unlike American waffles that are generally eaten only for breakfast.

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  3. Our Vafler are not the Norwegian kind ... but we do love them. I put butter and homemade syrup on mine, and Mr. M runs the gamut with anything from molasses to jam to syrup to fruit.

    I was wondering how you'd square this with paleo, then I paged down and saw the alternate version. :) Both recipes look really tasty.

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    1. Homemade syrup??? Now that sounds like something I could break paleo and accept "the look" for!

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  4. I adore waffles. My waffle iron sadly is no more - have been looking for a replacement but hitherto no luck. Your post makes me determined to renew the search however! Lingonberries sound a perfect accompaniment but I am also a terrible maple syrup addict so I might just have to break your rule about no syrup! Have been making a potholder this evening as per your post. Might be first of many they are so addictive! Have a great week Astri! E x

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    1. Potholders and waffle iron searches...now that sounds like my kind of evening! In fact, that was my evening a few nights ago. What could be better?

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  5. Mmm, sounds tasty :-) Thanks for the recipe. I love waffles, but we don't have a waffle iron at home. Something I'd like to invest in. I'm a syrup lover (I know, a big no no!), but I've started to like just whip cream on them too.

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    1. Syrup is yummy on a traditional American waffle, that's for sure! These waffles; however, don't lend themselves to syrup, they are already soft and sweet so it seems like syrup sort of clashes. They are also generally finger food so syrup could be quite messy. ;-)

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  6. Thanks for the recipe, it's interesting, I keep it :)
    Have a good day and look after your car !

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