Thursday, December 23, 2010


Krumkake and Christmas .... mmmm These bring so many childhood memories! As much as I would like to say they are part of my Danish heritage; they are actually Norwegian.
My Aunt Mary Ann makes them best and much prettier. My Dad gave me this iron in 2001 (he missed his sister's Krumkake - Ha Ha!), and though I have tried tirelessly to make my Aunt's recipe, alas year after year they don't work for me .. maybe because my iron is electric and hers is not? That's what I choose to believe :)

This recipe works nicely with my iron. I found it via Kare11 out of Minneapolis (wouldn't ya know) and it is from the "Scandia Bake Shop" in St. Paul, MN; Nice!!!
You can find Krumkake Irons in department stores or a specialty store.

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 eggs, well beaten
1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. lemon extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour


In a medium bowl mix all ingredients except flour.
Gradually mix in flour; stir until smooth.
Heat krumkake iron until hot over medium heat (about 6 minutes).
Using about 1 tsp. batter, drop batter onto iron. Close iron.
Bake over medium heat about 30 seconds; turn iron over. Bake until lightly browned.
Remove cookie and roll on a cone or wooden dowel while still warm.
When cool, gently slide cookie off cone.
Repeat until all batter is used.
Store loosely covered at room temperature.

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