Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Faster, Food! Kill! Kill!: 4

I missed the voting this time but here it is: The Uffda Treat. This is not fried or on a stick, has no tater tots or meat. How'd it get in there? And what's it in? What's the krumkake bowl made of?I was hoping for more heart-deteriorating food. Though this could qualify if I knew what it was made of....

Without the danger element, it's rather boring but I figured there should be closure.


Blogger ben said...

krumkake is a norwegian cookie/shortbread like deal...butter, sugar, flour in a very dry dough cooked until golden brown.

and it's totally delicious.

Wed Sep 06, 06:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Upper Midwest is a part of my long and sordid history, so believe me when I tell you that krumkake is YUMMY. It's the best doughy, buttery, sugary tart base you've ever tasted.

This is funny given that I say "Uff Da!" after a long workout or walk in the hot NO sun and people here look at me like I'm crazy or speaking Alien.

Thu Sep 07, 06:08:00 PM  
Blogger G Bitch said...

Uff Da? Yeah, I see what the looks are for.

Thanks. Makes sense now. But when I heard Karina say it, I had NO fucking idea what was going on.

Thu Sep 07, 10:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, I've made krumkake before on my very own krumkake iron, and I would never call it "doughy." Uff da FEI DA, mairtri and sly civilian.

If you've ever eaten the thin, crispy Italian waffles called pizzelle (my best guess at the spelling), you've had something close to krumkake. The Norwegian version is much thinner, with cardamom as flavoring. When you take it out of the krumkake waffle iron, while it's still hot (ouch! ouch! ouch!) you curl it around a cone-shaped stick, so it comes out kind of like a canoli. It can be filled will fancy Scandinavian marmalades (lignonberry or cloudberry) and whipped cream, or you just eat it plain. "Kake" means cake, and I think "krum" means crumb because the stuff is so thin, it crumbles when you eat it. A Norwegian friend said that in his region of the country, they called it "scroller" because it's rolled like a scroll.

That Minnesota State Fair slopheap is an abomination not deserving the name "krumkake." Please. I'd be happy to make you some next time we get together--uh, oh yeah. My krumkake iron drowned in the flood. Never mind.

Sun Sep 10, 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger G Bitch said...

Thanks, C.

What would I do without white people?

Sun Sep 10, 03:43:00 PM  

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