Scandinavian Heart Shaped Waffles

Are waffles a crucial dessert in Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia? You bet! We don't eat our waffles for breakfast, we actually eat them as a dessert or sweet snack. It's common to find waffle stands popping up around Christmas, but nowadays it's become more popular to adopt the American style of eating waffles for breakfast.

Danish waffles are light, airy and crispy, all the better for eating more and trying out ALL the toppings! And who can resist the heart-shape? Unfortunately this is down to my heart shaped waffle iron, which is the common style available to buy in Scandinavia. 

These waffles are so easy and fast to make with minimal ingredients. Give them a try this weekend and go crazy on the toppings! 

Scandinavian Waffles

150g plain flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
1 large egg
1 cup/240 ml milk
A few drops of vanilla extract

Add all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and sugar) into a bowl and give it a little mix. Beat in the egg. Add the milk slowly, stirring to avoid lumps and make a smooth batter. Try not to overbeat the batter though, a few small lumps are practically unavoidable. 

Heat up your waffle machine. Once ready, use a spoon or ladle to pour in the batter. Follow machine instructions to cook - I usually leave mine for about 5ish minutes. 

Serve Scandinavian style with powdered sugar and berry jam. Or use as much syrup as you want! Or serve your own way - the combinations are endless!