Kalops (Swedish Braised Short Ribs)
- About 2 1/2 hours before serving, heat dutch oven until very hot. Add butter, then short ribs. Cook over high heat until ribs are very well browned on all sides, about 20 minutes.
- To ribs, add onion slices; push them down into fat around ribs, then cook a minute or so, until browned. Now add salt, pepper, 1 teaspoons sugar, allspice, bay leaves, and 1 cup water. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours or until meat is very tender.
- Remove ribs to heated platter and keep warm. Skim about 1/4 fat from surface of gravy; Also remove allspice and bay leaves. Stir 1/4 cup water into flour until smooth; slowly add, stirring, to gravy; cook until thickened. Stir in heavy cream, 1 teaspoons sugar, and enough water to make gravy as you like it, bring to a boil; then pour over ribs and serve.