Saturday, December 24, 2011

Baking again.......

My husband was Norwegian so I had to learn to bake some of his favorites.  This is Kringla.  Mine aren't pretty or dainty, just big fat wonderful tasty things.  I was in the family almost 50 years before I found out there are 2 family recipes and they are totally different.  I always wondered why mine didn't taste like my sister-in-law's.  Then I found out I had my mother-in-law's recipe and she had an aunt's recipe.  I still haven't tried the other recipe even though I have it.  Some day....
I baked 2/3 of the recipe last night and will bake the rest this morning.

I finished my flannel pillowcases and got most of the center of the triangles flannel quilt sewn.  Yesterday was my day to visit Dad and he was in good spirits.  He always asks me what my brother is doing and asks my brother what I am doing so we know he still knows who we are. 

26 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Funny how family recipes vary. We have that in our family also. Hope you have a great holiday. Chris

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Love baking cookes at Christmas. The house smells so good. Have a Merry Christmas Wanda.

Marilyn said...

Have a wonderful holiday and a blessed New Year.

hetty said...

Yum! Those look terrific! Glad to hear that your Dad is in good spirits. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Wanda!

karenfae said...

I did a google search to see what recipes are available for kringla just to see and the first 4 or 5 are all different - I can see how your family has different ones. I have never heard of kringla's before. Have a good Christmas.
Karen

Mary said...

Those looke really good. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

dianen said...

That's wonderful that your dad knows you all and was in such good spirits.

I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas! I hope it's an extra special holiday for you all.

Merry Christmas!

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

they look tasty, sort of like the doughnut twists I used to get but I know they're totally different pastries. I had two sisters who made choco chip cookies using the same recipe, but I was always surprised they didn't taste the same.

I'm glad your dad is doing well - may you and your family have a blessed Christmas!

Today's secret word is "supedill" - I'm too sleepy to think of a clever sentence!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I have never tasted Kringla, but they look very good!
Have a wonderful Christmas!

Maria said...

Wishing you a Happy Christmas with your loved ones and all the best wishes for 2012.

wackywoman said...

They look wonderful. My family is Danish and we have something very similar.

Leslie said...

Isn't that what makes family recipes so interesting? Thanks for sharing that story; it gave me a chuckle. The pillowcases are very pretty, and I'm thinking of trying the "European" style although I'm not sure how I feel about losing the "decorative" edge of a normal pillow case. I'll just have to see. Merry Christmas to you and your famly, Wanda! I hope your dad will enjoy it, too.
:-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda, Your Kringlas are beautiful!! Merry Christmas to you and your Dad too. jmh

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda, Your Kringlas are beautiful!! Merry Christmas to you and your Dad too. jmh

Muddling Through said...

Kringlas are new ones to me. I'd love to try one. What a blessing your Dad is still really with you. Merry Christmas!

capitolaquilter said...

Merry Christmas.

Deb said...

Wish you and your family Merry Christmas!

Belinda said...

Oh yum Wanda! They look so fluffy and fancy! That is too funny about the 2 recipes!! I have been enjoying a sampling of cookies Mr. Brown Dirt brought in from a bakery he stopped at yesterday, there are some lemon ones that are to die for. I bought up a lot of lettuce for all the salads I'm going to have to eat after all the 'junk' we've been nibbling on these past 2 weeks!!

Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS girlfriend!!!!!

Needled Mom said...

Those do look yummy!!! The bigger they are, the more there is to eat and enjoy.

Merry Christmas, Wanda.

Lynne said...

They look delicious! Merry Christmas Wanda.

Sue said...

Merry Christmas to you Wanda.
Your blog has been such an inspiration to me this past year. I admire all that you accomplish each day and all that you share with us. You are an amazing person.
May the peace and joy of Christmas bless your life each day this coming year.
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Your Kringla looks so good. I have never made them. I always shy away for a recipe that looks time consuming.

Flannel pillow cases ... I wish I would have thought of those myself. Next year

I baked 6 different kinds of cookies yesterday. And only one more today. But I had to make a quick trip into town this morning and was the first person in the store. Came home and made some place mats... and the cookie's were done after dinner. Whew ~ I am do looking forward to some quiet days.

Merry Christmas to your whole family

J~MT

Miranne said...

Being a Norwegian, I am wondering about these. Are they dry and crispy, or are they soft like breadrolls?
Anyway, here's wishing you a Happy Christmas. I thoroughly enjoy following your blog :o)

Deanne said...

This is the first year I haven't made Kringla so seeing yours almost tempts me to bake some. We only have one recipe for Kringla in my family and my aunt and I are the only two who regularly make them since my grandmother's passing.
Merry Christmas.

Jody said...

yummy, Wanda! Everything you put a hand to is wonderful!

Chris Daly said...

Merry Christmas Wanda! We are so lucky to live in the US this Christmas. My Norwegian friend Sally says the butter shortage in Norway is so bad people are selling their extra butter on Ebay. She joked that they had two pounds hidden in the back of her refrigerator and hoped no one broke in to steal it before the Christmas baking was done. :)