31 August 2012

vafler night.

If you've ever been to Norway you have surely seen waffles for sale somewhere.  It's kind of like popcorn in the USA, which you can buy at any public event, festival or sports game. Here, it's waffles (or vafler).  The problem with this tasty treat being sold everywhere is that it's tempting and too expensive to actually buy.  It usually about 20 NOK (or approximately 3 USD) for one little waffle.  So to fill our craving and combat the expensive prices, we made our own vafler.  Our friend Benny found a recipe and a few of us bought ingredients.  We mixed it all together and started eating waffles to our hearts' content. Here in Norway it's common to eat waffles with sour cream and jam and sometimes brown cheese too.  Josh has all three below.  The waffles turned out a little sweeter than we were expecting, so we plan to find a new recipe and try this again sometime.  Despite the super sweetness, these waffles were SO good.  We also made way, way, way too much batter.  Josh and I don't have a waffle maker, so we've been making pancakes with the leftover batter all week.
A bit blurry...whoops.

After gorging ourselves (my stomach really hurt), our friend Gilbert taught us martial arts and explained to us many of his encounters in Uganda in which he needed to us his martial arts skills to save someone or catch a robber. Hilarious and impressive. 
So that's how we spent our Tuesday night-- eating vafler and learning some martial arts.  


  1. I'm not sure any Norwegians would claim Josh's waffles. It's supposed to be a tiny dollop of jam and sour cream or brunost, not three times as much topping as waffle. Don't let him do that in public. He might lose the Fulbright.

  2. Hahahaha. I'll warn him, but it's just so delicious with more toppings! It's true that Norwegians don't use much toppings, though. I've even seen people eating just a plain pancake.

  3. I had a waffle in your honor yesterday. Yum!


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