Krum Kakke
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Here’s the first of a few posts wrapping up our recent trip home for the holidays–It was lovely and relaxed and there was lots of time for knitting and crafting and cooking.

Here my dad and I are making Krum Kakke, a traditional Norwegian cookie that’s like a crisp crêpe, made on the iron you see at the bottom of the photo. It takes two people–one to cook the batter on the iron, and one to lift the krum kakke off the iron and roll it around the cone-shaped form. I took the latter job because its hot work, and my years working in the food industry have made my fingers rather insensitive to heat. (Between heat and knitting, I have basically no fingerprints left, or so they told me when I had to get fingerprinted by the county to teach after school children’s classes).

In the photo above you can more clearly see a finished krum kakke and the fabulous apron my mom let me wear. It’s one my grandmother brought back to the states from Okinawa in the late 1960s.

Below, my mom is making another traditional Norwegian cookie, Sandbakkles, with Selma and her friend Nora. Sandbakkles are a sugar cookie type dough that is moulded into little mini tart forms and baked. The apron my mom is wearing is one she made in home economics class in high school!

Krum Kakke

8 thoughts on “Krum Kakke

  • January 3, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    What a great Christmas! I’ve been reading your blog for a while and really enjoy it. Keep up the good work!

  • January 3, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Looks like you had a great time. I can’t get over that your mom still has her apron!!! It is in great shape.

  • January 4, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Both sandbakkles and krum kakke were part of our childhood Christmases, along with rosettes and lefse. Do you make lefse as well?

  • January 5, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Amy, I was stationed in Okinawa from Nov 1967 to Nov 1970. Your Sitto came to visit your Aunt Carole and me in 1969, so that was when she got that apron.
    Uncle Jack

  • January 8, 2008 at 5:55 am

    Your family looks so nice! My dad cooks too, it’s fun.

  • January 13, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    How fun! We just had krum kakee and lefse, plus others over Christmas at my Norwegian mother-in-law’s. I miss the wonderful goodies already. 🙂

  • January 19, 2008 at 9:52 am

    That apron is a show stopper! My sister and I had the same giant pink flower pattern on sleeping bags growing up in the early 70’s.
    It made me smile to see it again.
    The cookies look delicious too!

  • May 5, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    In Russia we cook Krum Kakke too dut it’s got another name.

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