Waffles are very traditional in Norway, they are served at almost every event and gathering. If you ever visit a Norwegian Seamen's Church in any country, you are sure to be served waffles there too. There are probably as many waffle recipes as villages in Norway, but they all have in common flower, sugar and milk.
Waffles originated as early as the Neolithic Age and was then a hotcake made of cereal pulps cooked on heated stones and then flipped. The recipe and cooking methods have changed through the times, and about 700 years ago the first waffle irons were produced in the Netherlands and Germany.
Here is how you make tasty Norwegian Waffles:
Add two eggs and 1/2 cup (1 dl.) sugar to a bowl and mix well.
Add 1 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract or vanilla sugar and mix well.
Add 1 cup (2 dl.) buttermilk or sour cream, 3/4 cup (1 1/2 dl) milk, and 1/2 cup (1 dl.) water and stir to combine.
Add 3 cups flour, one at the time, and stir between each.
Let the batter rest for 15 minutes. Meanwhile melt 1 stick (113g) butter.
When the batter is done resting, stir in the butter until combined.
Bake in a waffle iron until golden brown.
Here is what you need to make Norwegian Waffles:
1/2 cup sugar (1 dl)
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla sugar (or 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract)
½ tsp. cinnamon
1 cup (2 dl.) buttermilk or sour cream
3/4 cup (1 ½ dl.) milk
1/2 cup (1 dl.) water
3 cups of flower
1 stick (113g) melted butter
Whip the eggs and sugar well. Whip in the baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla and baking soda. Then mix in the milks and water. Lastly mix in the flour, one cup at the time. Mix until there are no lumps. Let the batter rest for 15 minutes. Then add the melted butter and bake the waffles until they are golden brown. Serve with sour cream and jam, just jam or cheese. Kids also like them with Nutella.