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    Norwegian Cake Doughnuts (Hjortebakkels)

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    AZPARZYCH's Note:

    Hjortebakkels are smaller and richer than American cake doughnuts. Not included in prep time is letting the dough rest overnight. Posting for ZWT6 (Scandinavia/Norway)

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    Serves: 15-20



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    1. 1
      Beat eggs until lemon colored.
    2. 2
      Add sugar, flour, butter, whipping cream, baking powder, baking soda, lemon juice and zest and Cognac.
    3. 3
      Mix until stiff dough forms. Let dough stand overnight.
    4. 4
      Form into roll as big around as your finger.
    5. 5
      Cut into 3 inch lengths and form circles by over lapping ends.
    6. 6
      Or roll out 1/4 inch thick and cut with lightly floured doughnut cutter.
    7. 7
      Deep-fry at 350 degrees, turning frequently until puffed and brown.
    8. 8
      Sprinkle with sugar and cardamom to taste.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 07, 2010


      Good dougnuts. The dough was easier to work with than other doughnut recipes I've tried in the past, in fact I didn't need to use any flour when rolling the dough out. After refrigerating the dough overnight night, it took me about 90 minutes from start to finish. Made fo ZWT6.

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    Nutritional Facts for Norwegian Cake Doughnuts (Hjortebakkels)

    Serving Size: 1 (106 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 15

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 466.7
    Calories from Fat 111
    Total Fat 12.3 g
    Saturated Fat 6.6 g
    Cholesterol 139.9 mg
    Sodium 172.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 77.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 27.0 g
    Protein 10.4 g

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