Today is Waffle day in Sweden. I don’t know about other countries but in Sweden it’s very common to buy waffle mixes that you just add some water to before you make your waffles. For years I used the mix without even reflecting on it but nowadays I always make my own batter. It’s simple, delicious and contains no unnecessary additives. I often experiment with different types of flour and in a couple of days I’ll also post a recipe for savoury cheese waffles served with smetana, chopped red onion and caviar! But until then enjoy these waffles with kiwi, passionfruit and ice cream as seen on the photo or the traditional way with whipped cream and jam.

    Dagmar’s Waffles
    (makes 6-8)

    100 gram butter
    2 tsp baking powder
    200 ml wheat flour
    150 ml spelt flour
    150 ml milk
    250 ml sparkling water (makes the waffles crispier!)

    Melt the butter. Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mix with an electric beater until smooth.
    Heat your waffle iron.
    Pour 75-100 ml of the batter onto the waffle iron and cook until crisp and golden. Serve right away together with whipped cream and jam, or fruit and vanilla ice cream.

    NB: This recipe has only been tested with a Swedish waffle iron. Swedish waffle irons make thinner waffles than for example the ones used in Belgium.

6 Responses to “Waffles!”

  1. diva@The Sugar Bar
    March 25th, 2010 20:35

    Happy Waffle Day! Oh my i didn’t know that adding sparkling water gets the waffles crispier. Nice tip :) This looks too yum with kiwis and passionfruit

  2. allison from "a for aubergine"
    March 26th, 2010 02:22

    I can confirm that in California, many people buy the boxed waffle mix and add water or milk. I prefer to make homemade! I love your recipe because it’s packed with nutrients and looks tasty! Love the idea of adding sparking water. Thanks for sharing!

    Happy Waffle Day!

  3. Maria
    March 26th, 2010 18:16

    In Spain, we don’t have the wafle day, but be sure that I’ll try this recipe!!! Cheers

  4. Louise
    March 27th, 2010 01:30

    Hi Dagmar, nice to “meet” you. I stumbled upon your blog while searching for a Swedish recipe link for Waffle Day. Anne from Anne’s Food suggested your blog and boy oh boy I sure am glad she did! Your waffles look so good.

    I hope you don’t mind if I “grabbed” the link to include on my blog post. Here’s the link to my blog if you would like to “okay” it.

    Thank you so much for sharing…

  5. Swapna Raghu Sanand
    March 27th, 2010 19:33


    Enjoyed reading about Waffle Day. Didn’t know about it before. Pic looks very tempting too. Happy Waffle Day!


  6. Meeta
    March 29th, 2010 09:13

    for me it could be waffle day any day to be honest. just loving the passionfruit and the use of spelt flour!!

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