Although I have made them by myself, the process goes twice as fast when she rolls the cookie and I can add more batter to the griddle. And of course, having someone's company makes any job so much better.
My best friend in elementary school was Karen. Her mother grew up in Norway and moved to the United States when she was 22 years old. I stayed over-night at their house at least once a week. It was Inger that taught me how to knit, how to bake Norwegian goodies, and how to say the two phrases that I can speak in Norwegian.
This is her recipe...it is quite large.
4 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tsp. cardamom
Beat until smooth.
Place 1 Tbsp. of batter in the center of the griddle and close.
Cook the krumkake on one side for about 30 seconds. Rotate pan to the other side to cook for an additional 30 seconds, or until it is the desired color.(It helps to have a clock with a second hand.)
I seriously almost cried when I saw your post. It brought back some wonderful memories. My dad was wonderful in the kitchen and baking all kinds of Norwegian cookies at Christmas was his specialty. We grew up on Krumkake! I've made them a couple of times, but our family iron gets passed around so much that I'm not even sure who has it right now. My dad would make little funnels out of sturdy paper and stand them in glasses. He would roll them when they came off the iron and plunk them right into the funnels. Perfect every time. I like them when they are really, really thin. So good. Thanks so much for the wonderful memories.
Thank you for the recipe! My aunt used to make those and I often wish I had gotten the recipe from her. She's been gone for several years, so I'm glad you posted this.
Happy New Year!
Oh what a delight these are!!! I have never seen them, but they look delicious. Such a sweet memory for you Natalie. So glad Line was there to help the job go faster...and of course build MORE memories.
Love the Barney clock too!!!
Very pretty cookies. Do you fill them with anything?
I've never seen these before. They are so pretty! And I love that wonderful iron.
Pretty iron! Can you put ice cream in them? They look delicious!
Oh I love these! They look delish!
Rebecca of the R&W Gals
Oh Nat these look fantastic and look like they take a special skill to make them. They remind me of a pizzelle cookie and the maker looks simular to a pizzelle maker. You just don't need to roll them when finished! I've taken your recipe to attempt to make these. I LOVE thin crispy cookies and just know yours will be awesome. Thank you for your post! Hugs...Deb
YUMMY, Natalie... That KrumKake looks fabulous. I've never had it nor even heard of it before. I do agree that it would work out better if you had someone helping... Thanks so much for sharing.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you and your lovely family. Philip
That is the coolest cookie recipe, I will try to find one of the irons.. may be hard to find here in Oregon, but, as I married a Knutson I would love to bring that tradition back into the home! what fun! Thank you for joining my at the queen.. I look fo4rward to seeing you again!
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