Before moving to Norway waffles and I didn’t really have much of a relationship. But since settling here we’d bump into one another at cafes, hockey games, community garage sales, used book sales at the local sports hall and during visits with the in-laws. Prior to moving into our house we lived in a small apartment building and every Friday the smell of cardamom laced waffles would waft up the open stairwell. Waffles and Norway have now become inextricably linked in my mind and this is the recipe I use, filling my own home with the comforting, familiar smell.

Waffle Iron


125 grams melted and cooled butter

4 dl milk

1 tbsp baking powder

5 dl all purpose flour

1 dl sugar

1 tsp vanilla sugar

1 tsp ground cardamom

  1. melt the butter and set aside to cool
  2. combine all other ingredients in a large bowl and add cooled butter, mixing thoroughly
  3. let sit for about half an hour or store in the fridge overnight

This recipe makes about 8 waffles using the waffle iron pictured above. Your yield may vary.



  • always read and follow the instructions for whatever waffle iron you’re using
  • you may need to add a bit more milk to the batter depending on how long it’s been sitting and other factors
  • enjoy with jam, maple syrup or plain… whatever tickles your fancy
  • if you’re feeling very Norwegian try them with some brown cheese on top!


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