Thursday, March 25, 2010

Recipe: Pumpkin Waffles in honor of Swedish Waffle Day!

Arguably, my favorite Swedish holiday, possibly because it is just so hilarious in origin.

I can't find the site I pulled this from, but:

On the 25th of March on the Christian holiday of Annunciation the Swedes eat waffles, as the day is called the "Waffle Day". This is in fact due to a misunderstanding of the phrase vårfrudagen" which means "Our Lady's day", which sounds like "våffeldagen", meaning "waffle day."

So, it's time for waffles!

Pumpkin Waffles

(modified slightly from Allrecipes

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c ground flax seed
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 cups milk
4 eggs, separated
1/4 c butter, melted

Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt, and brown sugar in a mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, stir together the pumpkin, milk, and egg yolks. Whip the egg whites in a clean dry bowl until soft peaks form.

Stir the flour mixture and 1/4 cup melted butter to the pumpkin mixture, stirring just to combine. Use a whisk or rubber spatula to fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the batter, stirring gently until incorporated. Fold in the remaining egg whites. Cook waffles according to manufacturer's instructions.

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1 comment:

  1. But we eat it with strawberry jam or better cloudberry(?) (hjortron) jam and cream. Vår fur = Maria, the mother of some person named Jesus.