I spent Saturday afternoon over at my mother-in-law’s, so that I could learn how to make rosettes and krumkake, two of the Christmas cookies she makes each year. My sister-in-law Inga came up from Omaha to help as well:
There’s a bit of a process to making rosettes. You have to heat your oil, and the rosette iron(s):
Not too shabby for my first rosettes, eh? I was pretty proud! Inga and I took turns making the rosettes until we ran out of batter. And since she did the rosette batter, I made the krumkake batter. Mary (my mother-in-law) gave me an old krumkake iron, but she now uses an electric one:
Still, with a little bit of practice, I might get the hang of it! It was fun…I’ll have to practice a bit with the older krumkake iron I have–From what Mary told me, it’s basically like an old waffle iron, and I’m at least familiar with those.
I’m not going to post the recipe for the rosettes, only because it’s being featured in the latest issue of South Dakota Magazine:
That’s right, there’s a bit on me, Tramplingrose, and Mary’s recipe for the rosettes in the article “Sweets for the Holidays.” I was contacted out of the blue a couple months ago about it, but I didn’t want to say anything, in case I wasn’t included. I was pleasantly surprised on Friday to see that I was, and the higher-ups at work were kind enough to let me have that copy.
But, since I’m not posting the rosettes recipe, I will give you the recipe for krumkake (at least what I can remember–Mary, please feel free to correct me if I’m wrong here).
It was a lot of fun making these…One of the things I mentioned in the article is wanting to learn to make things like this so I can one day teach the bambino. My family’s not Norwegian or Swedish at all, but it’s part of the bambino’s heritage now, and I would hope one day, he’ll appreciate it.
I decided I’m going to submit this (albeit belatedly) to the Our Growing Edge link-up. It aims to push you out of your comfort zone, by having you try and then blog about something new. This month, Becky at My Utensil Crock is hosting. Go check her and Genie (at Bunny. Eats. Design.–The creator of Our Growing Egde) out!