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Norwegian Waffles Posted by on May 31, 2014 in Uncategorized


Typical Norwegian waffles with jam, rømme and brunost. (The photo is a modified version of a CC licensed one at Flickr.)

En vennegjeng (a group of friends) and I once paid a visit to a friend’s familie in the Haugesund area (Southwestern Norway by the coast). All of a sudden moren (the mother) in the house entered the wood-panelled living-room balancing a plate full of steaming hot vafler. I found it a very Norwegian experience! 🙂

Below is a vaffeloppskrift (oppskrift = recipe) that should give you a decent taste of Norway. It’s been particularly tested for the blog…

Du trenger (You need)

1/2 time Half an hour

1 vaffeljern 1 waffle pan

1 kokeplate 1 hotplate

4 dl hvetemel 4 decilitres (0.4 litre) of wheat flour

4 ss (= spiseskjeer) sukker 4 tablespoons of sugar

1,5 ts (= teskjeer) bakepulver 1.5 teaspoons of baking powder


Et vaffeljern. Waffles are usually heart-shaped in Norway.

1 ts vaniljesukker 1 teaspoon of vanilla sugar

1 ts kardemomme 1 tablespoon of cardamom

0,5 ts salt half a teaspoon of salt

6 dl melk 6 decilitres (0.6 litre) of milk

100 g smør 100 grams of butter

3 stk (= stykker) egg 3 eggs


Slik gjør du (”Like this you do”)

1. Smelt smøret. Melt the butter.

2. Bland mel, kardemomme, bakepulver og sukker i en bolle. Tilsett melk, eggene og det smeltede smøret. Visp. Mix flour, cardamom, baking powder and sugar in a bowl. Add milk, eggs and the melted butter. Whip.

3. La vaffelrøren hvile i ca. 20 minutter. Let the waffle dough rest for about 20 minutes.

4. Varm vaffeljernet. Nå kan stekingen begynne. Heat up the waffle pan. Now the frying can begin. (Dear US readers: Please don’t sue me if anything goes wrong; you may need to adjust the temperature, put some butter on the pan before you fry, etc. 😉    )

5. Server vaflene med syltetøy, rømme eller brunost. Serve the waffles with jam, rømme (Norwegian sour cream), or brunost (Norwegian brown goat cheese).

Jeg håper det smaker! I hope it’s tasty! 🙂

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About the Author: Bjørn A. Bojesen

I was born in Denmark, but spent large parts of my childhood and study years in Norway. I later returned to Denmark, where I finished my MA in Scandinavian Studies. Having relatives in Sweden as well, I feel very Scandinavian! I enjoy reading and travelling, and sharing stories with you! You’re always welcome to share your thoughts with me and the other readers.


  1. Matt Long:

    Small typo but very important: “Mix flour, cardamom, baking powder in a bowl.” -> don’t forget the sugar here!

    • Bjørn A. Bojesen:

      @Matt Long Takk, Matt! 🙂 The typo has been fixed. I hope the post hasn’t caused any sour waffles out there! 🙂