Left "Strull" Right "Krumkake"
Picture by kind permission by Eli Brendboe Moan
Griddle and rolling pin Picture from Wikipedia by NorskPower
|Krumkake or 'Krum
meaning bent or curved
cake, plural krumkaker) is a Norwegian
made of flour, butter, eggs, sugar, and cream. Krumkake are
traditionally made during the Christmas season.
A special decorative two-sided iron griddle, similar to a waffle iron, is used to bake the
thin round cakes. Older irons are used over the stove, but modern
electric irons offer the convenience of nonstick surfaces, automatic
timing, and multiple cakes per batch. While hot, the 13–20 cm
krumkake are rolled into small cones around a wooden or plastic cone
form. Krumkake can be eaten plain or filled with whipped cream (often
multekrem) or other fillings. (from Wikipedia)
2/3 stick butter (5 tbsp.)
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup milk
1 cup general purpose flour
Makes about 20 krumkakes
the butter carefully in a microwave oven or double boiler. Do not
Mix the sugar into the butter, stirring well.
Add the two eggs and blend the mixture until light yellow in color.
Add the milk and flour and continue to blend until mixture is smooth.
The batter should flow readily but slowly off a measuring spoon for a
thin, yet easy to handle krumkake.
Any of a variety of flavorants such as vanilla extract (1/2 tsp.),
grated lemon rind (1/2 tsp.), almond extract (1/2 tsp.) or ground
almonds (1 tbsp.) may be added to vary the flavor.
Be sure to read the instruction manual for your griddle. General
advices are difficult to give as both the temperature, size and weight
of the lids will vary.
Roll onto the Cone Form quickly while the krumkake is still hot.