7.15.2008

NORWEGIAN Krumkake
Krumkake (pronounced “KROOM kah kah”, not “crumb cake”) is a beautiful Norwegian cookie usually made during Christmas but, they are so good, you may find yourself making them more often.

Well, this week I am very busy getting ready for a baby shower that I have been planning for this Saturday. I am so excited but there is a lot I have to do: shopping, decorating, cooking, baking-you know.

So I figured I would have my precious little sister, Lucia(pronounced "Lusha") help me out a little. She lives on Maui and hopefully she will become a regular guest blogger soon as she is interested in possibly studying to be a pastry chef and she is already a great photographer.
(Top Pic- Lucia, bottom- A picture Lucia took) :)

My grandmother had sent Lucia a Krumkake iron for her birthday and so when she made the cookies, she sent me some pictures. Here's the recipe.

Things You’ll Need:
Krumkake Iron
Cone Roller
Spatula


Ingredients:
4 eggs
1 1/2 Cups flour
1 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter, melted
2 Tbsp corn starch
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cardamom seed

- Hand beat the eggs and sugar together until well blended. Add cooled melted butter and vanilla. Add cardamom.
-Sift flour and corn starch together, then add to the batter and mix well.


-Preheat Krumkake iron. Brush Krumkake iron with some melted butter to both halves of the iron so the batter does not stick but only brush with butter once in the beginning.

-Pour a heaping teaspoon on each grid pattern. It works best if you use two spoons to help get the batter off the spoon. Also, place the batter just slightly behind center because as you shut the lid, the batter will push forward. Close the lid slowly and clamp into place.

-Bake for about 30 seconds or until the Krumkake is slightly brown. Remove one Krumkake at a time with a spatula.
-While leaving the other Krumkake on the baker, place the first Krumkake on a flat surface and use cone roller to roll into shape. Set aside. Remove second and repeat.

-These cookies are too fragile to stuff and are so flavorful, they do not need anything to be added to them. Serve soon after baking or store in an airtight container as they will become soft if left out.

Don't these look good! Thanks for sharing Lucia!!!
THE END!

19 comments:

Gigi said...

Your cookies came lovely! I love how you still the design of the iron on the cookie!

Jenn said...

Oh my GOSH.......... Lucia is so old!!!! I feel old. I remember when she was a baby! weird. She is so beautiful.

Ivy said...

Jenn-I know, isn't it crazy! I can't believe my little sister is a Junior in high school now. :)

Lisa said...

I love Krumkake. I would never think to make them myself but I used to love to be in the social hall at church when the Scandanavian ladies would bring these to coffee hour.

Lucia, your cookies are beautiful! Thanks for sharing them.

btw - What is the creature in the photo that Lucia took?

Manali said...

These look really fancy.

Tartelette said...

Are these also called Pizelle or are they 2 different beasts?
They look great!

Ivy said...

Hi Ivy, thanks for visiting. I love the design on the krumkake iron. They resemble like crepes and pancakes except for the corn starch and the cardamom. I like the cone shape and I have never seen this before.

Ivy said...

Pizelles as supposed to be italian I think. Possibly German. Not sure. :)

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Kevin said...

Those look really good. I like the cone shapes.

Stef said...

So cool! I've never heard of this dessert before. Looks totally yummy!

Bubbles said...

Wow the cookies so scumptious:)
Reminds me of Love letters made for Chinese New year.
There are also very crispy and fragile. I am not too sure about the ingredients but I don't think flavouring such as vanilla or cardamorn are added.

Bubbles said...

Wow the cookies so scumptious:)
Reminds me of Love letters made for Chinese New year.
There are also very crispy and fragile. I am not too sure about the ingredients but I don't think flavouring such as vanilla or cardamorn are added.

Michelle said...

I've always wanted to try my hand at these. My sister has an iron and maybe I should just borrow it!

Looks great and have fun at your shower!

Amy said...

That is so cool! It is rare that I get a chance to have to krumkake these days... to be able to make it at home, that is so cool. My grandmother used to make it for me in Norway and my sister had some at her wedding. But that was a couple years ago now. Great job Lucia! Looks delicious.

Emiline said...

Oh yum! Those look amazing. I want one of those irons.

Laundrybasketcase said...

Wow, I've never heard of krumkake. Looks lovely!!! How beautiful. Great job Lucia.

Laundrybasketcase said...

Wow, I've never heard of krumkake. Looks lovely!!! How beautiful. Great job Lucia.

Lucia said...

thank you!! ivy i love you, who make everything so great and thank you for helping me share my creation *wink wink*. krumkake is norwegian but its a same tradition in alot of cultures. the creature in the tree is a camillion. it was in the garden. :D