Monday, March 25, 2013

The Netherlands

probably many of you are already familiar with this card...and I had seen it around on many many occasions and heard 'complaints' from people how they receive it again and again...but for some reason it was just recently that I received my copy of this omnipresent tulip/waffles card from the is a really nice card though, I mean you have bikes on it too :)


The reason I picked this card for this update is coz today, 25 March is the International Waffle Day, and this is probably the only waffle card I have for the moment...have to check a bit more thoroughly, but still, I doubt the outcome would be any different.
So go give this tasty waffles the attention they deserve, here we have a blog post about this big day. Funny, though, this International day has originated in Sweden, and it is the country where it is mostly celebrated, and much less elsewhere...but for the love of God, i have not seen a Swedish waffle card so far! So I just had to jump in with what I had in hand. 
But did you know that actually the origin of the waffles dates back to the 1300s in Greece when the Greeks cooked flat cakes between two metal pans. At the time, they topped it with cheeses and herbs. They had many inventions but somehow they had missed on the pancake syrup :)

I cant say I have eaten too many waffles in my life...they serve them in some of the coffee shops around here, but I usually go for something else on the menu...I dont know if i had mentioned before that my first encounter with the waffles was rather disappointing...I expected them to be this crunchy kind of pastry with some caramel taste...but they turned out to be this cotton-soft kind of thing...and when you top it with some cream, the waffle gets even softer and sinewy...and that's just NOT it! At least not MY idea of how a waffle should taste and feel when you take a bite. 

glad to know im not the only one using Christmas stamps a few months after Christmas :) these two come from a set of 10 issued last year...and the lady, well, you know her..

So Happy Waffles Day and go grab a waffle! Or whatever else sweet and tasty you may have around :)


Maggie said...

I can't believe I missed celebrating this day! My favorite kind of waffles are home-made. Here is my recipe in case you want to try it. :)

Aunt Jess's Waffles

1. Melt 1/2 cup butter then set aside to cool a bit.

2. Mix together in a large bowl:
1 and 1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder

3. Mix in small bowl or measuring cup:
melted butter
3/4 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
3/4 cup milk
3 egg yolks
1-2 tsp vanilla

4. Beat egg whites until they peak.

5. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix in. Fold in the egg whites.

6. Bake in waffle iron according to instructions.

7. Serve with fresh fruit, syrup, and whipped cream.

This recipe serves 4 people and can be halved or doubled. The waffles also freeze well - to reheat, thaw in microwave, then toast until crispy.

Ana said...

they are crispy?!! mmm, I may give them a try then :)
btw, I think that every day is good for a waffle day :P