Friday, April 22, 2011

Finn's Cafe Traditional Norwegian Waffles

I LOVE breakfast for dinner. My better half, not so much. He isn't really into breakfast food. So when he emailed me this recipe I took that as the green light. I'm not sure where he found it. I think it was on the local news website, but don't quote me on that. With the recipe was this little blurb:

Finn Gurholt, owner and chef of Finn's Cafe, recently won the award for Best Breakfast from Salt Lake Magazine's dining awards.

These waffles have a different very distinct taste. I really enjoyed them.
Here's what you need:
6 eggs
1 c Sugar
1/4 c Sour Cream
1 c Flour
1/8 t Nutmeg
1/8 t Cardamom (Heads up, this is expensive! I found it for $10-$14 per bottle. I couldn't resist though!)
1/8 t Dried Ginger (I love ginger)
Mix 6 eggs and 1 cup of sugar. Whip until firm peaks are formed. I used my Kitchen Aid. I turned it on and walked away for several minutes. When the peaks are formed blend in 1/4 cups of sour cream.
Add 1 cup flour and 1/8 teaspoon each of nutmeg, cardamom and dried ginger; fold in until thoroughly mixed. Chill the batter for at least an hour.
I'm not loyal to any one spice brand!

Preheat waffle iron and lightly coat with cooking spray-Pam. Pour in batter. Cook until golden brown. Ours weren't exactly golden, but we didn't want them crunchy.
Now trust me on this. It sounds weird if you've never done it. I was skeptical. Top the waffles with sour cream! Doesn't that sound awful? It's not. Trust me. Try it once. The recipe said that traditionally these waffles are topped with sour cream and ligonberries (found at IKEA). We didn't have ligonberries so we used raspberry jam. It was so good.


Erica said...

These sound wonderful. I am with you I LOVE breakfast for dinner.

will said...

I love Cardamom! I recently went to Finland and bought some. Alot of my recipes use it. It tastes great in breads. I cannot wait to make this recipie. Thanks for sharing

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Angela said...

We just had these for dinner! They were different and GREAT! Thanks for sharing. I didn't realize the batter had to sit for an hour until I was in the process of making we skipped that part :) I served them with sour cream and strawberry jam. YUMMO!

Sara said...

Ooooh, I have to make those!! Yummy!

Little Brick Ranch said...

Ooooh - the combinations of spices has to make this dish divine!! I love cardamom!! If you get a sec, pop on over to Foodie Friday and link up!

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

OOOH yummy! Yes please!