Fattigman Bakelse (Poor Man's Pastry)

Total Time
35mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

Chilling time not included in the preparation time. From the Minnesota Scandinavian chapter of the United States Regional Cookbook, Culinary Arts Institute of Chicago, 1947

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Beat yolks and whites, salt and sugar together for 1/2 hour (I know -- but that's what the recipe calls for).
  2. Add cream and cardamom and stir together well; add butter, lemon extract and brandy.
  3. Add enough flour to make a dough stiff enough to roll out thinly.
  4. Place in refrigerator and chill overnight.
  5. Roll out thinly in small quantities; cut into diamond shapes.
  6. Cut a slit in the center of each diamond and pull one corner through.
  7. Preheat oil to 365°F and fry pastry to a delicate brown.
  8. Cool on paper towels and dust lightly with confectioner's sugar.

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