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Norwegian Heart-Shaped Waffles Recipe

Makes 18 waffles

These are the waffles served at the Norwegian Seamen's Church in San Pedro. Arlene McGogy, church secretary, says the waffles are not served for breakfast, but as a dessert with berry jam rather than butter and syrup.

Heart-shaped waffle irons, both manual and electric; are available at Scandinavian shops and some general cookware stores.

Each waffle contains about: 267 calories; 108 mg sodium; 70 mg cholesterol; 7 grams fat; 45 grams carbohydrates; 6 grams protein; 0.09 gram fiber.


  • 2 cup sugar
  • 5 medium eggs
  • 4 cup to 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 qt buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 tsp cardamom

Special Equipment: Scandinavian heart-shaped waffle iron (a regular waffle iron can be used too).


1. Beat together sugar and eggs.
2. Alternately add flour and buttermilk.
3. Stir in baking soda.
4. Add whipping cream, then margarine.
5. Stir in cardamom.
6. Cook in heart-shaped waffle iron following manufacturer's instructions.
7. Avoid greasing iron; use non-stick cooking spray if necessary.
8. Serve waffles with berry jam.


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Main Ingredient:Dairy / Buttermilk
Cuisine:European / Norwegian
Preparation Method:Baking
Special Diet:Low Fat

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