Mormor’s almond cookies

December 14, 2013

Mormor Karin’s “peasant cookies”, like shortbread.

Bake 350°, 10-12 min.

200 g Butter

200 g Sugar

1 ½ T syrup

75 g almond slivers

300g Flour

1 tsp Baking Soda (mix into flour)

  • Beat sugar & butter until fluffy
  • stir in syrup
  • mix in dry ingredients (almonds,flour, baking soda)
  • roll into 8″ long loaves, 2″ wide
  • refrigerate 24 hours (will last for weeks in refrigerator)
  • Cut into thin  1/8th inch slice
  • BAKE 350°  10-12 min

Cumberland Sauce

March 28, 2012

Mormor’s recipe. approx 1 Cup. Serve with venison, lamb…

  • 1 orange zested and juice squeezed
  • 1 lemon, zested and juice squeezed

Use potato peeler to peel citrus, 1″ long strip sliced into 1/8th strips. Cover with water and boil 5 min, drain, save peels.

  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/3 C ruby port wine or madeira
  • 2 TB red currant jelly
  • 2 tsp cornstarch

Boil juice, jelly, wine, reduce heat, add cornstarch. Simmer until clear, add rinds.

(Another version is 3/4 C Port, 2 TB jelly, pinch cayenne & cinnamon)