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Scandinavian Sweetheart Waffles

Scandinavian Sweetheart Waffles

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Heart-shaped waffles are a traditional treat throughout Scandinavia, made crisp in Sweden and soft-textured in Norway. Topped with jam or berries and whipped cream, or wafer-thin slices of gjeitost (Norwegian brown goat cheese), they're a favorite with coffee or as a snack. This recipe is my adaptation of Norwegian-style waffles served by my friends Megan and Sverre in Trondheim, Norway.

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  • Calories:
  • 288 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 9.7 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 42g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 8.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 105 mg
  • 35%
  • Sodium:
  • 207 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place egg yolks into a large mixing bowl with the sugar, and beat until light and frothy. Mix in the vanilla sugar and water until evenly combined, and stir in half the melted butter, half the buttermilk, half the flour. When mixture is smooth, mix in remaining butter, buttermilk, flour, cardamom, and salt, and beat again to a smooth batter.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer until they form stiff peaks; gently fold the egg whites into the batter, incorporating as much volume as possible.
  3. Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's directions.
  4. Spoon about 1/3 cup of batter into the preheated waffle iron, close the lid, and cook until the waffle is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove waffle to a plate. If using a heart-shaped iron, break the waffle into individual hearts to serve. Repeat with remaining batter.
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Reviews

Hunniebuns
12
12/31/2011

This recipe turned out delicious! I am not one for thick belgian waffles, and these thinner Scandinavian waffles are a better, healthier alternative. I did not have any vanilla sugar, so I simply substituted vanilla extract. Definitely keeping this one in mind for future breakfasts!

Rebecca G
3
4/14/2012

Great Norwegian wafler recipe! Will make again!

Messy
1
6/16/2013

Worked excellent on our George Foreman grille (with waffle attachments). I used the vanilla extract as I had no vanilla sugar. Also added 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to 2% milk to make buttermilk. If I can pull this off anybody can, I am the furthest thing from a master in the kitchen.