Fattigmann I

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READY IN: 11mins
SERVES: 120
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 12
  • 10
    tablespoons sugar
  • 8
    tablespoons cream
  • 18
    ounce brandy
  • 4
    cups flour (author suggests cake flour with no baking powder to get dough of a lighter consistency)
  • 1
    teaspoon cardamom
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DIRECTIONS

  • Beat egg yolks thick with sugar.
  • Whip cream stiff, and fold in together with brandy.
  • Work well, and gradually add flour with cardamom, or just enough flour to make the dough right for handling.
  • Leave in a cool place or in the refridgerator overnight.
  • It really requires tow persons to do this --one for rolling and cutting and the other for the cooking.
  • The dough should be rolled out in a cold room, handling only a small lump at a time.
  • With cookie wheel, cut strips on the bias of the dough, from right side upwards from left side downwards, to make small diamond-shaped cookies.
  • Loosen them with spatula, and in the middle of each diamond, make a small slit with cookie wheel.
  • Thread one end of diamond carefully through slit.
  • Place cookies on lightly floured cookie sheets, and keep in a cold place until ready for cooking.
  • Then cookies are dropped in boiling lard or oil, until golden brown, and turned.
  • Then remove witha long steel knitting needle.
  • Let some of the grease drop off, and place on absorbent paper until cooled.
  • Store in air-tight container.
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