Friday, March 25, 2011

Crane Day, Waffle Day and air insemination.

Today, on the 25'th of March is the day Jesus mum Mary got notice from the archangel Gabriel that she was pregnant with the little fellow later known as Jesus. Apparently she air-fucked or something and it became a child. Makes you think twise before you do nasty things with yourself... (I beg your pardon about my horrible language, but I could not find any nice way to put it)

But it's also the Crane Day (a local tradition from my hometown). Read more about it here on an earlier blog post. It has nothing to do with cool vampire things, but it involves pain.
And if that's not enough - it's also the waffle day. I think 97% of all swedes eats waffles today.
Wiki explains it so good:
Waffle Day is a tradition that is celebrated in Sweden, and to a lesser extent elsewhere, on March 25. Waffles are typically eaten on this day. The name comes from Vårfrudagen ("Our Lady's Day"), which in vernacular Swedish sounds almost like Våffeldagen (waffle day). Our Lady's Day is celebrated on March 25 (nine months before Christmas), the Christian holiday of Annunciation, and the Waffle Day is hence celebrated on the same day although it has no religious connections to Our Lady's Day.
Here's the recipe I use for 8 waffles:
3,5 dl flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
2 dl milk
2,5 dl carboned water
100 g butter
0,75 teaspoon salt

Melt the butter, let cool off a bit.
Mix all dry ingredients, add the milk and some of the water. Stir it well.
Add the rest of the water and the melted butter.
Let set for at least 20 minutes (or preferably 2-3 hours).
Bake them in a swedish waffle iron (thin 5 heart waffles). Put on a grid.
Eat with homemade jam and lightly whipped cream :P