Who can say no to the sweet and crunchy goodness of waffles? Waffles go well with anything, from syrup to ice cream. Some places even sell waffle fusion food, like waffle sandwiches. Waffles are the ultimate breakfast or dessert item. You can have it with a side of coffee or fruits or bacon. Top it with whipped cream or your favourite syrup or sprinkles, and you have got a fantabulous treat! Waffles are for everyone! Pancakes can have haters, but no one can ever deny a waffle! Waffles are sure to be a favourite for all age groups.
History of International Waffle Day
Waffle day is actually a Swedish festival. It originally began as a religious celebration that takes place 3 months after Christmas. It was originally called ‘Vårfrudagen,’ which translates to ‘Our Lady’s Day’ (the Feast of the Annunciation). A funny thing about the history of Waffle Day is that the name of the religious festival ‘Vårfrudagen’ was eventually confused with another Swedish word, ‘Våffeldagen.’ As time went by, people started celebrating Waffle Day in Sweden by eating waffles all day. This is the history behind Waffle Day. Eventually, people forgot the religious festival ‘Vårfrudagen’ and started celebrating ‘Våffeldagen.’
Few historical facts about Waffle
Waffles have their own history, and a few such historical facts will be discussed. Evidence tells us that the origin of waffles can be dated back to the middle ages. Cornelius Swarthout, in 1869 patented the waffle iron. Another interesting fact is that the world’s largest waffle is 8 ft long. Hence waffles are more than just food, and they basically help create history. Finally, another important history about waffles that remains unnoticed is that the record for most waffles eaten in 10 minutes is 29th.
What should we do on International Waffle Day?
On International Waffle Day, spend some time with friends and family by sharing your common love for waffles. Try out different waffle dishes or join a waffle eating competition and have fun. Help share the love of waffles with the poor and allow us to help out the community, fostering a sense of unity and compassion. One could also make lots of different waffle dishes and either invite people home for a waffle party or brunch. The wonderful aroma that comes out whilst baking waffles will automatically lure your friends or neighbors into your house.
Why should we celebrate International Waffle Day?
On International Waffle Day, we don’t only spend time munching on different kinds of waffles, but we also take time to thank God for the dish, and we should also remember to thank the bakers who helped make this meal of comfort. Waffles are easy to make, they are delicious, and they can be made into a huge menu of unique dishes. From young to old, i.e., all walks of life, waffles are adored by all. March 25 is celebrated as the International Waffle Day. Get into the holiday spirit and enjoy waffles with your family this year!
4 large eggs, separated
300g plain flour
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tbsp golden caster sugar
50g butter, melted
600ml semi-skimmed milk
STEP 1 Heat the waffle maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Whisk the egg whites to stiff peaks. In a separate large bowl, mix together the flour, bicarbonate, caster sugar and a pinch of salt.
STEP 2 Make a well in the centre and add the egg yolks and melted butter. Start mixing with a balloon whisk; keep whisking as you slowly add the milk until you get a smooth, thick batter. Carefully fold in the egg whites with a metal spoon.
STEP 3 Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Use a ladle to pour the batter into your waffle maker and cook for 5 mins or according to the manufacturer's instructions. Repeat until all the batter has been used up, placing your finished waffles onto a baking tray as you go.
STEP 4 Once all the waffles are made, transfer to the oven for 5 mins to warm through and crisp. Serve with sweet or savoury toppings.