For Good Friday
International Waffle Day
Today is Good Friday, the start of Easter weekend, and a day of reflection; it’s the day that Jesus was crucified, and not a day for chocolate eggs, they follow on Easter Sunday, but it’s a day of church services and culinary moderation. I never normally serve meat on Good Friday, I usually serve fish and my fish pie recipes are very popular; today’s recipe does have a slice of smoked turkey ham added, this can be omitted for all of you who want to observe a no meat Good Friday, and maybe a slice of smoked salmon could be added instead. I made today’s recipe for Buttermilk Chive Waffles with Turkey & Cheesy Poached Eggs in my Sage Appliances No-Mess Waffle Maker, which is a breeze to use and has a moat around the outside for excess waffle batter collection, hence the name, “No Mess”.
I’ve decided to go a little more indulgent this year, as this Good Friday (25th March 2016) is also Waffle Day. Waffle Day began in Sweden as Våffeldagen, actually due to confusion between the Swedish “vårfrudagen” meaning “Our Lady’s Day” which falls on the same date. The day historically marks the beginning of spring and is celebrated by the eating of many waffles, which after the abstinence of Lent, seems wholly acceptable! The Swedes started making waffles baked in square irons used directly in an open fire during the 17th century. The characteristic heart-shaped waffles that you see nowadays, didn’t come in until the 19th century, and although the batter can be varied in infinite ways, it’s usually based on flour, water, butter and cream or milk.
I served today’s recipe for Easter waffles, along with some freshly boiled eggs, on my latest Caravan Trail china; I recently received some new patterns and designs to add to my existing Penzance Dinner set, and I love the whole “Mix and Match” look that you can do with the range. My “Mix and Match” setting today comprises Penzance, Beach Break and the Riviera range, and looks very spring-like, which is perfect for the Easter breakfast (or brunch) table…….but, the recipe would be perfect for a casual and elegant weekend breakfast or brunch too. I love savoury waffles, and I often make them in place of the usual ones that are soaked in maple syrup and served with fruit and whipped cream, which I find too sweet – not that I’m averse to eating them that way now and then!
Have a wonderful long Easter weekend, and do let me know if you make these waffles…….Happy Easter to all my readers…….Karen
Disclaimer: I receive samples regularly from The Caravan Trail free of charge, in exchange for recipe development and promotion on my social media channels. All views and opinions are my own and I choose to share this china on Lavender and Lovage, as it is a unique British designed (and British made in certain cases) company based in Staffordshire. I was not compensated financially for this recipe post. Pieces from the range can be bought here: Buy the The Caravan Trail
Disclaimer: I was sent a Sage by Heston Blumenthal the No Mess Waffle Maker RRP: £99:95 at no cost for review; I was not asked to write a positive review, but chose to share my experiences with my readers as I was very impressed with the machine – all views and opinions remain my own.
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