Mmm…mmm Waffles! Those delightful squares of dough that is patterned with characteristic indentations. What is better for breakfast? March 25 is recognized as International Waffle Day and is the perfect day to bring out that waffle iron. It’s one of the tastiest of National Days!
A lot of the national and international days are associated with food in some way. Don’t know what national days are? Find out more in my National Days Guide.
Fun Waffle Facts
Waffles are eaten throughout the world and Belgian waffles, a foodie special love, has over a dozen regional varieties. You can make them yourself with a favorite recipe, or choose the frozen kind when you are in a hurry.
International Waffle day was first celebrated in Sweden and it didn’t take long for it to spread world wide. As a matter of fact, the breakfast treat actually has two days associated with it! One today and also the national day that is celebrated on August 24, which began in the USA.
The name of the treat comes from the word Vårfrudagen which is “Our Lady’s Day” in Sweden. In Swedish the name of the holiday sounds almost like Våffeldagen, which means waffle day.
Waffles date back to the 1300s when they were eaten in Greece. The Greeks cooked flat cakes between two metal pan and topped them with cheese and herbs. Our sweeter waffles came much later.
No matter which day you choose to honor this tasty and delicious food, it’s a wonderful way to start your day.
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Fun Waffle Shapes
Waffle Brunch Party
Have friends over for brunch and ask them to bring their favorite waffle recipe for you all to try. The weather is warming up and you might even be able to make it an outdoor party!
New Waffle Recipes
Try out a new and different waffle recipe. Waffles don’t have to just be for breakfast. Perhaps you’ll top your waffles with fried chicken drumsticks and have them for lunch. Or maybe confectioner’s sugar and ice cream takes your fancy for dinner tonight. I’m sure we’ll all agree that eating them is the key, not the way we make them!
Here are a few fun waffle recipes to try:
- Peanut Butter Banana Belgian Waffles
- Banana Pumpkin Pie Spice Waffles
- Strawberry Belgian Waffles
- Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict Waffles
- Blueberry Granola Waffles
- Crispy Cheddar Cornbread Waffles
Eat A Waffle Cone
Instead of a normal ice cream cone, opt for a waffle cone today. It gives you the great waffle look in a tasty cone shape.
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