Saturday, March 25, 2017

Celebrating the Solemnity of the Annunciation {Swedish Waffles and AIP Waffles for Lady Day}

The Annunciation from Rosary Flip Book

St. Patrick's Day, St. Joseph's Day, my husband's birthday, and now the Annunciation... So much to celebrate lately and it's been a nice little break right in the middle of this year's lenten season. Tonight we are headed to the boys' end-of-season team party and award ceremony for hockey, so we celebrated today's feast with a special brunch. The main food associated with today's feast is waffles! 

"This is Våffeldagen or Waffle Day in Sweden. One website said the name Vaffla, meaning waffle, originated from Var Fru, Our Lady, and that in time the two words became slurred and corrupted, first into Vaffer, then to Vaffla. The waffles are served with whipped cream and lingonberries (or cloudberries)... " You can read more in Jenn's post on Lady Day Feasting over at Catholic Cuisine. 

A couple years ago we made these delicious Organic 6-Grain Waffles using a Belgian Waffle Maker. I posted the recipe over at Catholic Cuisine yesterday. This morning we made the thinner Swedish style waffles, using our heart shaped waffle maker, topping them with marionberries once again! I wish we would have had some whipped cream to go along with them... Next year!


Lady Day Swedish Waffles

Ingredients:
  • 3 1/2 oz butter
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups plus 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 eggs

Directions:

In a bowl or blender (I used my Vitamix) whip together flour, baking powder and salt with half of the milk until you have an even batter. Pour in the rest of the milk, eggs and the melted butter, whip until thoroughly mixed.

Heat the waffle iron and brush with butter. Pour in 6 tablespoons of batter and bake until golden brown. Makes 8 waffles. Top with berries. (Lingonberries are traditional in Sweden. We used Marionberries in honor of Our Lady!) 



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After baking waffles for everyone else, I was really craving a waffle too... I decided to try to adapt an AIP Belgian waffle recipe to use with our waffle maker and the Cassava Flour I recently purchased. It turned out great! I'll definitely be making these again.


Autoimmune Protocol Waffles for the Annunciation
{gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, egg-free, dairy free, nut-free, seed-free}
Vegan, Paleo-friendly, AIP-friendly, and still delicious

Ingredients:

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and mix well.

Place all the wet ingredients in blender (I used my Vitamix) and blend until well combined. Add dry ingredients and blend again until well combined. The batter will be thicker than pancake batter but should still be pourable. You may need to add a little additional water or coconut milk.

Lightly brush waffle iron with coconut oil. Add about 1/3-1/2 cup of batter to your pre-heated waffle iron and cook until done. I use this waffle iron, preheated and very hot, with setting number 4.


The recipe yields 5-6 Swedish style waffles, using approximately 1/3-1/2 cup of batter for each waffle.  Be sure to cook the waffles long enough or they can turn out gummy.



Top with marionberries. Next time I'll make some Coconut Whip too! Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator and reheat in the oven.


O God, who didst will that Thy Word take flesh in the womb of the blessed Virgin Mary at the message of the angel: grant us, we pray, to be aided before Thee by her intercession, whom we believe to be truly the Mother of God.  - The Holyday Book by Father Francis X. Weiser