(photo from I Heart It)
Today is one of my favorite Swedish random holidays. Well it's not so random, it is the annunciation – the day Mary was probably pretty shocked to find out she was pregnant with the Lord's baby. Swedes celebrate by eating waffles. Yay for waffles! (According to folklore this has to do with how varfrudagen and waffledagen sound so similar)
On great thing about this holiday is that the free waffles are everywhere. Even at the grocery store and sometimes the town centre.
But my absolute favorite thing about this holiday is that we whip out our Vasterbotten Cheese waffles which are AMAZING. Sure we could make these waffles any old day of the year. But it is fun to save them for waffle day.
I admit that the first 5 years I lived here I spent pining for goods I couldn't find here. Now I wonder what I would do if I couldn't have regular access to Vasterbotten cheese and Crème Fraiche.
Here is the recipe – they are rich, but yummy!
Waffles with sharp cheese
100 gr butter
4.5 dl of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
4 dl milk
1 dl shredded cheese (I use vasterbotten but you can use any sharp cheese)
Melt the butter. Let it cool slightly. Add your remaining ingredients. Let the mixture rest for 30 minutes. Prepare in a waffle iron – preferably Swedish style giving you lovely heart shaped waffles.
Enjoy the results with a little crème fraiche.