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You asked for it: Vafler (Waffles with buttermilk)

Ellen Folkman | Special to the Times

You asked for it: Vafler (Waffles with buttermilk)

I would like a recipe for Norwegian waffles. Thank you.

Ginny Leeds, St. Petersburg

Cindy Shea of Spring Hill shares a recipe for vafler, or waffles, with buttermilk that is from Velkommen to Norway Genealogy on A Norwegian wafflemaker makes thin, heart-shaped waffles that are usually cut apart and served. I do not have a Norwegian wafflemaker so I used my Belgian wafflemaker with good results. Next time I would set the cook setting a little higher to achieve a more golden brown. I began mixing the dry ingredients into the wet with a wooden spoon, but after adding the remaining liquid I switched to a wire whisk to attain a smooth consistency. My Belgian wafflemaker made only 2 waffles using this batter, probably because it creates much deeper pockets than the Norwegian wafflemaker. You will no doubt get more using the correct wafflemaker.

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Vafler (Waffles with buttermilk)

2 eggs

1 cups buttermilk

1 cups flour

¼ teaspoon baking powder

3 tablespoons sugar

3 tablespoons melted margarine or butter

Beat the eggs with half the buttermilk. Combine the dry ingredients and add to egg mixture. Stir until batter is smooth. Add remaining milk and melted butter and mix well. Let batter stand 10 minutes. Bake in Norwegian waffle iron until golden brown. Serve with goat cheese or jam.

Source: Cindy Shea of Spring Hill

You Asked for It: Recipe for Norwegian waffles 03/26/13 [Last modified: Monday, March 25, 2013 5:05pm]
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