Thursday, November 30, 2006

Norwegian Doughnuts

One of our family traditions, We would make close to a couple thousand doughnuts for friends and family. It was not surprising how many friends you have around the holidays with these. Excellent doughnuts for having with your coffee or tea. They are simple and plain, you can roll them in sugar or sprinkle powdered sugar over them, but I just like them plain. Yummm!

3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup whipping cream
2/3 cup 35 percent fat sour cream
3 cups flour
2 T. baking powder
1 tsp. cardamom
2 T. melted butter
shortening or oil for frying

Beat eggs and sugar until light and lemon-colored.
Whip cream and sour cream lightly together.
Sift the dry ingredients. Add alternately with melted butter and both creams to the egg mixture. Mix lightly together. Refrigerate overnight.
Roll the dough out and cut doughnuts. Re-roll again to cut remainder.
Heat the shortening or oil to 180 degrees C (350 degrees F). Deep fry, a few at a time, until golden, three to four minutes.


Pacific College Mom said...

I've never tried Norwegian food, something new!


Sweetilicious said...

Warrning we are carbo-holics, but they are good especially with coffee, Because we are dunkers too.

hilltop said...

Thank you so much, I needed some Nowegian food for my 9 year olds school cultural day, I am of Norwegian descent. These are delicious and are going to be become a regular in our household.

Deva said...

I LOVE Norwegian donuts! :D But then again, I am Norwegian, raised on them every christmas. This is a kind of "winter-food", hardly anybody makes them in the summer. In many towns someone sells them in a sort of kiosk, so that cold people can have something to comfort themselves with :)

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