Waffles: the right choice at any time of day – Crispy on the outside, but fluffy inside, waffles are beloved so much so that they are celebrated every March 25 with a dedicated World Day. We are not ashamed to admit that a day that is best celebrated by eating waffles is our kind of perfect day.
The funny Waffle day history
In Sweden, Norway and Denmark Waffle day is an ancient tradition that is celebrated on March 25th. This day is also the Lady-day, upon which waffles are typically eaten. There is a comical story behind the origin of this custom: the Swedish word “Vårfrudagen”, which means «Our Lady’s Day», sounds like the term våffeldagen (“waffle day”) in a faster speech, and so over time Swedes began calling it Waffle Day and celebrating by eating waffles.
Fun fact: you may not have known that the Pilgrims brought the first waffles to America in the 16th century.
How to make home-made waffles
To make delicious homemade waffles you will need waffle iron and these ingredients:
- 2 oz of 00 flour
- 7 fl oz of whole plain yogurt
- 2 oz of melted butter
- 3 eggs
- ½ teaspoon of cake yeast
- ½ teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 pinch of salt
The process is very simple, just follow these easy steps!
- Crack the eggs in a bowl with the yogurt, butter and whisk to mix.
- In a second bowl, sift the flour with the yeast, baking soda and add salt.
- Pour the mix over the liquid mixture and blend with a mixer until the butter is smooth and free of lumps. Let it rest for 15 minutes.
- Heat the waffle iron and brush it with a little melted butter. When it’s hot, pour the mixture in a small ladle oso that it is completely covered.
- Close the griddle and cook for 7-8 minutes or until it is golden brown.
The most famous version is the sweet one, but we recommend the savory one with this tasty recipe, perfect for both briney breakfast lovers and for a different afternoon snack than usual: Waffle with eggs benedict, prosciutto and mustard.