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Saturday, August 28, 2010

cast iron wafer iron

This is a cast iron wafer iron. It looks like a waffle iron, but it's not.

It's meant for making wafer cookies, which are peeled off the iron and eaten, or norwegian krumkakes, which are rolled up and stuffed with fruit or cream cheese.

Here's a sample wafer recipe:

1 pound butter, 4 cups sugar, 8 eggs, 8 cups flour, 6 tsp cinnamon.

Melt the butter, add sugar, eggs, and cinnamon, then add the flour until batter gets thick. Roll into 1 inch balls. Heat the iron, place two dough balls on the iron, and cook.

There are also similar irons, called goro irons, which are square or cross shaped and used to make Norwegian goro cookies.

Recipes for goro cookies are here and here.


1 comment:

  1. Technically, it's called a krumkake iron. I used to make crackers with them until I found out what it was for.

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