Saturday, October 31, 2009

RECIPE: Krumkake, a Norwegian treat

The Haraldsen family shared in a Norwegian tradition this week. We made Krumkake. And I was fortunate enough to have inherited this beautiful iron, forged in Norway. My Grampa, Erling Haraldsen, passed this along to me. It had originally been his mother's.

And the recipe was written in her hand-writing. Once you bake the krumkake over the heat, it is rolled into a conical shape on the wooden piece below. They are smaller and flakier than waffle cones, but can be enjoyed in the same way. Yummy...

Grampa instead used an electric iron so we could get through the batter mix faster... here you will see his process.

Thank you, Grampa for sharing this tradition with me. I will treasure this gem for a long time.

Krumkake Cookies
Recipe from Great Grandma (Jenny) Haraldsen

1 cup sugar
½ cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
3 eggs
½ cup whipping cream
1 ½ cup flour

Beat eggs and sugar until light. Add vanilla, melted butter, cream and flour. Set iron over medium heat and test with small drop of dough. Drop 1 teaspoon in the iron at a time. Cook until light brown and roll on a pin or make them like a cone.

(Given to Helen Haraldsen May 1965 during a visit.)

enjoy your time in the kitchen...

Friday, October 16, 2009

Cary's English Toffee

I lead with the pictures because they speak louder than words for this post... my friend Dina (Eugene, OR) had two of these boxes delivered to me today. This continues to be one of my favorite sugar fixes... Cary's.

And they are literally melt-in-your-mouth goodness... thank you, Dina!!! You made my day! In fact, you made all of the days in between now and when they are all gone...

enjoy your time in the kitchen...


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