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Waffles Day - Våffeldagen

This one is pretty self-explanatory. It involves waffles; wonderful jam, or sylt in Swedish and some whipped cream.

Waffles are eaten all the year round in Sweden but they are particularly popular on 25 March when we celebrate Våffeldagen (Waffle Day). Swedish waffles are flatter then the more well known Belgian waffle and are normally made in a special waffle maker which makes the waffles heart-shaped. 

Try our recipe to make your waffles extra crispy and delicious. Serve with jam en lightly whipped cream.

Recipe for Waffles

  • 1.25 cups cold water
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 pinch of salt 
  • 2 cups of whipping cream
  • butter for the waffle iron 
  • whipping cream
  • jam

Mix water, flour and salt until smooth. Whip cream until stiff and fold together with batter. Bake with butter in a waffle iron at full power and put them on a grid to cool. If you don’t have a waffle iron or sandwich press, cook them as you would pancakes. Beat the cream and place on waffles with raspberry, strawberry or cloudberry jam. 


March 25th.


In cafés, restaurants and at home. 

How to do it like a local:

There is no trick. You just eat it. With a coffee. There is nothing done in Sweden without a coffee. And especially not waffles.