Saturday, December 20, 2008


Well the first half of this post is a big rerun. But it is from sometime in '07, so hopefully you won't remember it.
I'm doing a rerun, because on Thanksgiving I got a comment on the post from Unni E. in Norway. I don't know if she continues to read, but if you do, Thanks for coming across the pond & I love your name!

So the original post was on Kringla, a Norwegian cake-like cookie. Unni also sent me a link to what real Norwegian Kringla looks like
Well gosh, that doesn't look anything like mine! And when I used google translate to translate the page, it told me to "melt the butter and milk in hell" and also told me to "Paint with whisk together eggs and steak." I'm not sure I know how to do that. So, today you get the rerun. Tomorrow, or the next day, you get my Kringla in a post. For now enjoy, and remember, if you are melting your butter in hell, "Let the mixture will be lukewarm, and the hell of ferment. Rør til gjæren er oppløst."

I'll have to clean & clear every spare inch if I'm going to follow through with my plans to make Kringla for The Girl as an Easter treat. Kringla is a Norwegian soft cookie (normally in the shape of an infinity sign, but this was the pic I found), and she loves it. Since she gave up sweets for Lent, I thought it would be a nice reward, as it is a very rare treat. I've only made it 2 times, though her grandmother will occasionally send it (store bought as it is a major project to make & grandma has enough going on).
A bit of history: HP's family is partially of Norwegian origin (you can't tell by looking at him though), when they emigrated to the US, his great grandfather (a former member of King Olaf's Royal Ski Patrol. I swear, I can't make this stuff up) changed the family name. Seems he thought Sveergard was too hard to spell. (In fact, I'm willing to bet I spelled it wrong) When he changed his last name, he picked something shorter, and translates roughly to "By the Fjord." Sadly, my husband didn't pay much attention to genealogy, he thought his name meant "Buy the Ford" and now we have a "Crapmobile" Contour that has started once in the past 3 months. (ok, I did make up the "buy the Ford" part, but the rest is true, including the dead crapmobile)
Kringla is labor intensive as well as space intensive. Last time I made it, I destroyed the cheap little hand blender that I used. The kids, worried that that could end my Kringla making career, got me a lovely little kitchen-aid hand blender for Christmas. Tragedy averted!

So, I feel that the kitchen-aid is up to the task, the real question is am I?

I'm not sure what this image is, but it came up when I was trying to do an image search for Kringla, does it mean No Kringla?

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