5 Days Left Until Christmas!
About a year ago, I found this Nordic Ware krumkake iron at a thrift store in Tucson. According to the box, I paid $5 for it.
I used the recipe right off the back of the box, though I substituted vanilla for lemon:
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 butter, melted
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp vanilla
To bake these, you start by heating up your iron on the stove.
|Krumkake iron heating on the stove (I had a little spill over on my previous cooking project that day; my stove is usually a lot cleaner than this).|
|Baked to a nice golden brown.|
|Wrapped around the rolling cone to give it its traditional cylindrical shape.|
Other traditional Norwegian foods we ate at Christmas were yulekage (cardamom flavored sweet bread with raisins and citron), rosettes (deep-fried pastry sprinkled with powdered sugar), and fattigman (another deep-fried pastry sprinkled with powdered sugar). Our family was spared the traditional of lutefisk, but there was always oyster stew. But the granddaddy of the Norwegian foods was lefse. Lefse looks like a tortilla, but is made with potatoes. We always ate our lefse spread with butter, sprinkled with brown sugar, and rolled up. Yum! Maybe next year I'll find a lefse griddle at a thrift store!
See you tomorrow for Day 21! God jul!