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Lovely 'Frasvåfflor' waffles

These beautiful heart shaped waffles are served all over Scandinavia. There are many different recipes (probably as many different recipes as there are people who make them).  In Norway, they tend to have a softer consistency - whereas in Sweden, they are crispy and eaten straight out of the waffle iron.
Norwegians love brown cheese on their waffles - and Swedes and Danes favour strawberries, strawberry jam and whipped cream. In the North of Sweden, the ultimate apres-ski treat are warm 'frasvåfflor' with a dollop of cream and a dollop of cloudberry jam. Absolutely delicious.
We also celebrate Waffle day at the end of March - so stay tuned for many more waffles ideas, offers and specials at the cafe.
This recipe is a more Swedish one - don't make these in advance, as they only stay crispy for a little while. Serve with jam, cream or simply a dusting of icing sugar.
We don't add sugar to this batter - but if you prefer a sweeter waffle, by all means do.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Treats
Cuisine: Swedish
Servings: 8
Author: Bronte Aurell


  • 100 g butter
  • 180 g flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar
  • pinch ground cardamom optional
  • 200 ml whole milk
  • 100 ml sparkling water


  • Melt the butter and set aside to cool a bit.
  • Whisk all ingredients together, add the butter. Continue to whisk until you have a smooth batter. Leave for 20-30 minutes before using (give it a stir before using).
  • Heat up your waffle iron on a high setting. Add a ladle of batter and press down to make your first waffle. If it common knowledge that the first waffle never turns out well so don't worry about it.
  • Once the waffle is golden brown, remove and serve immediately. Don't stack them or they will go soft really quickly.
  • Serve with jam of your liking - we love cloudberry jam, strawberry and raspberry jam. Norwegians love sliced brown cheese on the warm waffles, too. Delicious.