Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Fattigmann Cookies

Traditional fried doughnuts.

      A traditional cookie which dates from the Middle ages in Norway, Fattigmann cookies are deep fried in unsalted fat.They are also eaten in the areas of North America where Scandinavians settled during the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. The dough is made from egg yolks, egg whites, sugar, cream, cognac, cinnamon, cardamom, and flour.

Ingredients for dough:
  • 2 eggs, beaten lightly
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 3/4 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • pinch of salt
Procedure: Beat the eggs gently and then stir into these the sugar, softened butter, flour, salt and vanilla. Combine the ingredients until a soft dough is formed. Roll out the dough on a wooden cutting board that is covered with a dusting of flour. The rolled dough should be approx. 1/8th inch thick. Use a Fattigmann cutter to cut the shapes and make a basic knot from this. Deep fry the cookie dough in the fryer. Cool the cookies on a rack and allow these to drain into paper towels. Sprinkle the cookies with confectioner's sugar from a sifter and serve immediately. Store the left overs in a tight container for freshness.

No comments:

Post a Comment