Geoff's Norwegian Great-Great-Grandma Olson brought this tradition, and recipe, with her from Norway to this new land many years ago. Kringla is a "nordic pretzel" of sorts made of flour, sour cream, sugar, butter...need I go on?
I've pretty much decided it's worth making just for the smell in the house, which is good since that's the only part of Kringla I can enjoy. I drooled, smelled, touched, and wished that my body hadn't decided to totally reject wheat lately. If not for the wedding I would have readily sacrificed a week of sickness to eat it. Alas, there was more of this seductively sweet smelling bread for others...but not for long.
Grandma Olson's Kringla
1 1/2 C. Sugar; 1 Tbs. butter;
1 egg; 2 C. Sour Cream; 1 tsp. Soda;
4 C. flour; 1/2 tsp. salt; vanilla
Chill overnight. Then roll w/ hands on bread board into rolls the size of pencils & form into figure 8's or circles. Bake @ 350. Watch carefully. Bake until light brown.
IMPORTANT: Geoff's madre encouraged baking at 350, not 425...
NOTE: Any Carroll relation reading this is obligated to share additional words of Kringla wisdom with your adoring public in the comment section of this post.
Here are a few documented moments of the day's adventures at Carroll headquarters.
yesterday of Geoff with his brothers and dad. He comes from good stock. Just sayin'.
I love the above photos of my niece and nephew, along with the several dozen others I took of them today....
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus."
- 1 Thess 5:16-18