I know when people usually think Swedish food they jump to the Swedish meatball, but here is an alternative. I lived in Sweden for 6 years and my favorite Swedish recipe is the Korv Stroganoff (Korv being Swedish for sausage). I was introduced to it having lunch out one day, used some bag mixes to make it at home while I still lived in Sweden, and realized after I left Sweden that I should have been making it from scratch all along!
Best of all in my house is that this is kiddo approved, and I joke that my daughter is the worlds pickiest eater. This is a dish she’ll actually request seconds, and occasionally even thirds of!
That’s it and it’s ready to serve! I usually have it with rice, but the Swedes also opt for boiled potatoes, quinoa, or pasta.
For a first recipe on this blog I thought Norwegian waffles would be a perfect start! These are my go-to whenever I’m asked to bring Norwegian food somewhere. They’re delicious, easy to make, and usually well received by most!
In Norway, waffles isn’t a breakfast food. Instead it’s a sweet treat we pull out in all kinds of different occasions. Birthdays? Waffles! 17th of May? Waffles! School plays / fund raisers / etc? Waffles! Having someone over for coffee and a chat? Waffles! Really, I can’t remember a birthday in my family’s house over the years that didn’t include waffles.
They are so tasty my daughter, the worlds pickiest eater, not just eats them, but she steals them and runs away giggling like she’s a master thief who just pulled off the biggest heist in history, haha.
- 4.2 oz flour.
- 4 tablespoons sugar.
- 1 teaspoon baking powder.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar.
- 10 oz milk.
- 2 eggs.
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted.
1. Mix together the dry ingredients.
2. Add half of the milk to the dry mix and mix until you have a smooth batter with no lumps.
3. Add the rest of the milk, the eggs lightly whipped, and the melted butter.
4. Let the batter rest for at least 15 minutes before cooking.
5. Make the waffles in the iron until they’re golden brown. Usually helps to put a wee bit of butter or oil in the iron to make sure it doesn’t stick
As an alternative you can do half the milk and substitute the other half for heavy whipping cream, mix the batter a bit longer, it adds extra fluff to the waffles!
Personally I think they are best served with raspberry or strawberry jam. If you really want to try the traditional route with the waffles you can try it with brown cheese (Links: UK / US). Soooo many Norwegians swear by it, me on the other hand swear at it, haha.
I don’t usually like the idea of posting recipes that require special equipment, but I can’t imagine having a food blog where I don’t include Norwegian waffles. Norwegian (Or Scandinavian if you will) waffles as you might tell from the pictures not quite as thick as the Belgian ones.
Here is a link to Amazon US, and here is another one for Amazon UK for waffle irons. (Those are affiliate links by the way!) I own the one from the UK one right now, and I had the one I linked to on the US link when I studied in the states. Both work excellent for making delicious waffles!