Sunday, January 1, 2012

Norwegian Kringler

Having a husband who is 1/2 Norwegian and living in northern Wisconsin for a long time where most of the population has a Scandinavian background, this recipe was destined to fall into my lap.  It is wonderful with coffee...what European does not savor his afternoon coffee with a sweet treat?

It is a simple recipe and delicious.  The topping is a pâte à choux, cream puff batter, that is placed on a crust.  No matter what your nationality, I know you will enjoy this.

Norwegian Kringler

1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons water

Cut butter into flour and sprinkle water over mixture.  Roll into a ball and divide in half.  On ungreased cookie sheet, pat each ball into flat 12 x 3 inch strips.

1/2 cup butter
1 cup water
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup flour
3 eggs

Heat 1/2 cup butter and water to a rolling boil.  Remove from heat and quickly stir in extract and flour.  Stir over low heat until mixture forms a ball  (about 1 minute).  Remove from heat and beat in eggs, one at a time, until smooth and glossy.  Divide in half and spread over each strip.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour...until browned.  The top will fall.

Mix glaze ingredients and put over each strip.  Add sliced almonds on top.  Can be prepared ahead.

Glaze:  1 1/2 cups confectioner sugar (powdered sugar)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons butter
1-2 tablespoons water
sliced almonds

Cut into strips and serve with coffee.  Enjoy.

10 comments:

  1. This sounds very much like a Danish recipe that I have from my late mother-in-law....and here I am in the middle of the night craving it now! Ah well, it will have to wait for morning!

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  2. What I love the most about being a food blogger is finding a new recipe that you know will be good cause your friend tried it and shares it with the world.
    Wishing you all the best for 2012,
    Rita

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  3. I agree with Pondside, this looks to me very Danish. I am unfamiliar with the recipe, but then it might be from another part of Norway of course.

    Looks very delicious.

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  4. Yum! I've had this many times and there is a bakery across the border in Wisconsin that makes it perfectly. Love it. Susan, here's wishing you and The Trout the best in 2012! A happy, healthy, prosperous year!!!

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  5. My mom made something similar and it was one of our favorite pastries. Sometimes she spread jam on the dough before adding the egg mixture. Oh my, I love this recipe. Happy New Year to you and The Trout.

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  6. Why, yes I would like to have some of this with a cup of hot coffee. It looks beautiful, too!

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  7. Looks good! Wish I had one now!
    Happy 2012 to you and Trout!

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  8. Susan, how fun that you posted this delicious Kringler! I was raised in Wisconsin and know how yummy this is! I love all the amazing treats that international cuisines offer - thanks for posting this, I've never tried to make it myself and had honestly forgotten all about Kringler! YUM!

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  9. Ahhh... sure wish I had a plate of those sitting here to enjoy with my coffee right now!! Looks delicious. Thank you. blessings ~ tanna

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  10. Hi Susan, This is my first time visiting your lovely blog. I found you via Patty and thought I would check you out. Looking forward to following you! I added you to my google reader. Your creme fraiche looks wonderful! Happy New Year!

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