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Waffles are a Norwegian tradition.  Not a week goes by in a Norwegian home without a waffle being eaten.  Unlike the Belgium waffles, Norwegian waffles are large, soft and fluffy and fit pefectly folded in your hand.  Soured milk is a usual ingredient however, it can be replaced by fresh milk.  Cardamum, a common spice used in Norway, is not typically used in basic recipes but can add extra flavour.  The toppings are simple but yummy: slices of Norwegian brown cheese, a spread of sour cream and jam or just a sprinkling of sugar.  Below are some of the more common Norwegian waffle reipes:

Everyday Waffles

500 ml plain flour 2 teaspoon baking powder 100 ml sugar 500 ml milk 2 eggs 50 ml melted butter drops of vanilla essence for flavour Method Make a smooth batter with the flour, baking powder, sugar and milk. Beat in the eggs and butter (and vanilla). Let the batter set for 30 minutes before cooking in a waffle maker.

Sour Cream Waffles

500 ml sour cream (full cream) 4 eggs 250 ml plain flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 150 ml water Method Make a smooth batter with all the ingredients. Set for 15 minutes before cooking in a waffle maker.

Sour Cream Waffles without eggs

600 ml sour cream 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 220 g plain flour 200 ml water Method Make a smooth batter with all the ingredients. Set for 10 minutes before cooking in a waffle maker.

Waffles with Oatflakes

Oat flakes contain healthy unsaturated fats and gives a great taste. 300 ml rolled oats 200 ml plain flour 4 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cardamum or vanilla sugar 600 ml milk (fresh or soured) 2 eggs 4 tablespoons liquid margarin or oil Method Mix dry ingredisnts. Add milk and stir until smooth. Beat eggs and mix in the batter with margarin/oil. Set for 15 minutes before cooking in a waffle maker.

Brown Cheese Waffles

These waffles don't need brown cheese on top - it's baked in! 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 400 ml soured milk 200 ml plain flour 1 teaspoon ground cardamum 100 ml grated brown cheese 25 g butter for cooking Method Blend everything to a smooth batter and cook in a waffle maker.

Potato Waffles

500g boiled potatoes, cooled 250 g plain flour 2 tablespoons butter 1 egg 500 ml milk 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar Method Mash the potatoes and mix in flour and baking powder. Melt butter and add to the mix. Beat egg and milk, add to batter and mix until smooth. Add salt and sugar. Grease the waffle maker and cook until golden brown. 

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