Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Oslo Kringle..Christmas Recipe
~I made this Santa Clause sugar and creamer the first year Hubby and I were married. I don't think I appreciated them until recently. Somehow, after using them every December for 35 years, they have become familiar friends I welcome with kind feelings as I bring them out of the pantry for their annual appearance. ~Anyway, I am posting a recipe I originally got from our dear friend Kathleen Roland, about 20 years ago. She brought our family a lovely dessert that I was soooo impressed with. Kathleen is very talented in presentation of food and her home. As I was oohhing and ahhing she told me it was really a very easy dessert. She gave me the recipe and I have been making it often, at all times of the year since. This IS easy, and I frequently make it when we have drop in company . I will whip this up while we visit, and serve it warm with coffee or tea and conversation. So..here is the recipe!
~You will need 1 Cup of water, 1 cube of butter, 1 cup of flour and 3 eggs! Click on the recipe below to enlarge.~Mix 1 cup of confectioner's sugar with almond or vanilla extract and milk, or water to make a thick icing. I ice the kringle all over while it is still warm and then sprinkle colored sprinkles or finely chopped nuts. You can color the icing, embellish with sprigs of holly or fir, or decorate according to your taste. This is an easy treat for just about any occasion. It is basically a cream puff recipe served in a ring. It is the very best when eaten right away. This is a recipe that I never have leftovers of. It really is that easy and that good. ~To serve to those you love who are extremely lactose intolerant, and we have a passel of people in our lives who suffer thusly, we just substitute Nucoa for butter and use water in the icing. This is also good for our diabetic relatives because it is tasty without the icing, or being very , very stingy with the icing. The ring itself does not contain any sugar. ~"Do not be afraid Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and you will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High." Luke 1:30,31