3 eggs
¾ cup sugar
⅔ cup whipping cream
⅔ cup 35 percent fat sour cream
3 cups flour
2 Tsp. horn salt (or 2 Tbsp. baking powder)
1 Tsp. cardamom
2 Tbsp. melted butter
shortening or oil


Step 1

Beat eggs and sugar until light and lemon-colored.

Step 2

Whip cream and sour cream lightly together.

Step 3

Sift the dry ingredients. Add alternately with melted butter and both creams to the egg mixture. Mix lightly together. Refrigerate overnight.

Step 4

Roll the dough into 8 mm (1/3″) sausages. Cut into 12 cm (5″) lengths. Form into a wreath. Make two notches along the edges.

Step 5

Heat the shortening or oil to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F). Deep fry, a few at a time, until golden, three to four minutes.

This recipe is taken from “The Norwegian Kitchen” which is available for purchase, through the Vesterheim Bookstore.

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