When I'm looking for a wedding gift, one of my personal favorites is a heart-shaped waffle iron. The one featured in our gift guide is from the store at Vesterheim Norwegian-American museum, but I see them for sale in Scandinavian gift stores wherever I go. Along with the iron, I like to include a copy of my family's favorite Norwegian waffle recipe, which happens to be from Sons of Norway's Recipe Box!
Try sharing heart waffles with someone you love.
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. ground cardamom
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup melted butter
3 Tbsp. butter for frying
Mix eggs, sugar and cardamom together in a big bowl. Add in flour, baking powder and salt. Mix these ingredients and beat in sour cream and butter until the batter is smooth. Let the batter sit for about 20 minutes before you begin making the waffles. Heat up the iron and brush some of the butter onto the surface. Pour 1/4 cup of the batter in the iron, and cook until the waffle is golden brown. Serve warm, topped with jam, whipped cream or sour cream.
Amy Boxrud is editor of Viking magazine. She lives with her family in Northfield, Minn., where she’s a member of Nordmarka 1-585.
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