It’s days like this that make me feel loved. Katja, a blog reader and one of my greatest cheerleaders, sent me what can only be described at the ultimate Scandinavian care package. She very, very, very generously gifted me a full set of kransekage pans (see? I used the Danish spelling, Katja) and three Scandinavian cookbooks. I was down at the market this morning when the box arrived so Trevor was the lucky box-opener. He was so excited to see the cookbooks that he immediately opened one up, found a recipe, dug through the cabinets to find ingredients, and baked a hearty loaf of “Norwegian Rye Bread”. All before I arrived back at the house.
So this is what I came home to:
We sliced into this puppy over dinner and smothered it in honey mustard, hot ham, and grilled onions. Delish!
Now that I have a fabulous kransekage set, I can make rings that are a lot less flat, hopefully resulting in a fabulous looking kransekage tower. I brought home some almond flour from the market so that I can make another, more respectful, attempt at making this dessert. My first try tasted good, but looked more like hole-y pancakes than puffy rings. If all goes well, I have a request from the almost four-year old for a rainbow birthday cake… I think a rainbow kransekage would be fun. We’ll see how this next trial run goes first.
Katja, you are awesome! Your kransekage pans and Scandinavian cookbooks will live a great second life here on the farm.