International Waffle Day is an international holiday dedicated to waffles. There are many varieties of this dessert, which has a familiar honeycomb structure. The holiday is celebrated annually on March 25 and is designed to increase your knowledge of waffles, as well as to enjoy the taste of a wonderful dessert!
The history of International Waffle Day brings together many stories and legends about the appearance of waffles. The holiday was created to popularize waffles so that everyone could try different kinds of the dessert.
Most researchers suggest that waffles originated in Sweden in the first half of the 17th century and then spread to neighboring countries. But there is also speculation about the appearance of waffles in the 13th century, in Germany.
Because of the dish’s similar local name to Vårfrudagen (which means “Our Lady’s Day”), the waffles merged with the religious holiday.
A century later, the waffle recipe was supplemented with sugar and butter to make the dessert sweeter. In 1839, Belgian waffles appeared; they were thicker, often supplemented with cream.
Today you can find different variations of the dessert. Waffles come not only soft, but also crispy. And the number of toppings used is uncountable!
- The real popularity of waffles came in 1869, when Cornelius Swarthout invented the waffle iron. It consisted of two metal elements connected to each other. The future waffle was placed inside and baked on the coals, flipping. In this way an even frying on both sides was achieved.
- The waffle’s mottled or cellular pattern is of great practical importance: in this way, the jam or cream is better held on the surface. You can also glue two waffles together by placing the filling between them.
- Don’t associate waffles solely with dessert! In many countries they are served with bacon, fish fillets, vegetable toppings, etc.
How to celebrate
Buy fresh waffles from bakeries and enjoy their amazing taste. If you have a waffle iron, you can make your own dessert with any filling. Don’t be afraid to experiment and find the best option for you!
Tell about International Waffle Day on social networks. Ask other users what kind of waffles they like best.
When is International Waffle Day Celebrated in 2023?
International Waffle Day is dedicated to celebrating success. It has always been observed annually on March the 25th.