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Krumkaker

Krumkaker
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)
by in May 2007

Total Time: 60

Yield: 3 dozen cones

Read more about krumkaker with strawberries.




These are a lot like pizzelles (Italian waffle cookies), but not to Elsie. To her, these are krumkaker, a Norwegian specialty. You will need a krumkake iron, available at kitchen stores, and a wooden cone to shape them. (If you don’t have a wooden cone, try a large, smooth-necked glass soda bottle.)

Krumkaker

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or ground cardamom

Instructions:

Lightly grease iron and heat to medium-high. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with melted butter. Add sugar, then flour, 1/2 cup at a time, just until incorporated -- do not overmix. Stir in remaining ingredients. Beat until batter is smooth (it will be thick). Drop a heaping tablespoon of batter onto the center of the griddle and close lid. Let batter settle a moment and then squeeze handles tight. Wait for steam to stop. Open lid -- the cake should be lightly browned. (Like pancakes or crepes, the first couple will not be your best.) Remove with a spatula to a cookie sheet. Working quickly, wrap warm cake around bottom of a wooden cone to shape. The bottom should be open. Let it rest, seam side down, on a cookie sheet to seal the seam. Repeat with remaining batter. When cool, gently place cones in a tin lined with waxed paper. Store in a cool, dark place.

For the filling

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 2 cups whipped cream (Elsie sometimes uses Cool Whip)

Instructions:

Fold berries into whipped cream and refrigerate until it’s time to make the cones. If you use frozen strawberries, use unsweetened and drain the juice after thawing. Yield: filling for 6 cones
Updated Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007
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One Response to Krumkaker

  1. momj47@gmail.com June 23, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    This is a terrific recipe. I make Krumkaker every Christmas, a wonderful Scandinavian tradition from my grandmother, who was a friend of Elsie and her family, as were my parents, and my family, too. Wonderful cook, wonderful friend.

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