When I was in Sweden and Norway last year hanging around the breakfast buffet in hotel (as you do), I spotted the waffle machine. As it was a DIY job, I had to ask one of the staff how to operate it and the lady kindly showed me how much batter and how long to leave it for. Once it was finished it was topped with fluffy whipped cream and jam. I’ve never forgotten that first bite! When cooked, they even break into little heart portions, so cute!
How happy I was to discover that Clas Ohlson have their own Swedish waffle maker – it was the only thing I bought with my final bonus from my old job; the rest went on paying for my own office space and wedding stuff. Mr LTT was less than impressed at what he clearly thought would be a one hit wonder. He has been proved wrong though!
Våfflor are much thinner and crispier than traditional Belgian style waffles, in fact they are almost crepe-like they’re so thin. The batter is made with cream and usually snow! Well, the LTT version is swapped out with Oatly cream (so it’s dairy-free) and very cold water. The batter is rested to relax the glutens and help give the waffles their delicate and delicious texture.
I topped ours with tayberries we bought from our local farmer’s market and I always have a few drops of maple syrup on them. We’ll usually go for jam or blueberries, but as the batter is neither sweetened nor salted, it leaves you open to a variety of topping options, should you so wish!
Have a great breakfast…
- 170g plain flour, sifted
- 250ml Oatly cream
- 100ml really cold water
- 2 tsp dairy-free spread, melted
- Oil for greasing
- In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until you create a smooth batter. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
- Oil the waffle iron and pre-heat.
- When the waffle iron is ready, remove the batter from the fridge and carefully spoon about ½ to ⅔ ladle of batter into each waffle shape, spreading out the batter into the edges if needed (a silicon pastry brush is useful here).
- Close the lid and cook for 5-6 minutes until crispy.
- Remove carefully and top with fruit of your choice.
- Can be frozen - just wrap them tightly in cling film individually. To reheat from frozen, pop them under the grill or in the toaster.