Sunday, December 7, 2008

Kakemenn, the first Christmas cookies

Cookietime is here. Terje and Marta made the first cookies yesterday. A traditional recipe from Terje's childhood, a recipe he has payed forward to all his children. And to his wife. A sweet and spicy smell fills the house. I sit in the livingroom, knitting on a pair of socks, enjoying the sounds from the kitchen. Father-daughter chatting and laughing.
"Thank you God for giving us the moments of here and now."The best moments can't be bought for money. The best moments are given us and must be lived.
Here is Terje's recipe for kakemenn:
1/4 liter milk
325 gr sugar
1 teaspoon "hjortetakksalt" (I have found no translation for this, but it is a powder, much like baking soda, with a terrible strong smell)
1 dl oil or melted butter
1/2 kg white flour
Mix and let the dough rest in the fridge over night.
Roll the dough out to a thickness of about 0.5cm. Cut out figures.
Bake for a few minutes at 200C


Ilva said...

How pretty they are, I love the red and green decorations!

Anonymous said...

I think the powder you are referring to is baking ammonia. I enjoy your blogs.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Very pretty indeed..yes moments like that cannot be bought, can they!!

UP said...

I found these two articles about Hjortetakksalt.

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