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No. 80  Klejner from Denmark or

 Fattigman from Norway

        During the Christmas season in Scandinavia it is customary to prepare a lot of delicious cookies and treats for consumption during the holidays.  What more common can it be, than make the ever popular Fattigman or Klejner. 

My earliest memories of Christmas always brings up these, and what housewife would pass up the chance to please the family with a heaping pan full of klejner.

Now you can make them yourself and carry on the tradition in your family.

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We are including some recipes of klejner from different countries in Scandinavia.

Here is one recipe for klejner:

 

3 Eggs
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cream
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon cardamom
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 1/2 cups flour.

Blend softened butter and sugar, then stir in the eggs and cream. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together, then add to first mixture. This should make a soft dough, yet stiff enough to roll.  Rollout to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut into diamond shapes with the Fattigman Cutter.  Make a slit in the center and pull one point through the slit. Cook in deep fat until brown.  Danes like to use a long knitting needle to turn these and to lift them from the fat.  A special cutter for cutting these can be purchased and is called Klejner Cutter or Fattigman Cutter.

We will be looking for more recipes and post them as we find them.

 

Here is another one submitted:

 

6 egg yolks
4 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cream
1/2 teaspoon ground cardemom
1 1/2 to 2 cups of flour.

Beat egg yolks well Add sugar and mix well. Add remaining ingredients. Use just enough flour to make a soft dough. To keep dough light and fluffy, handle as little as possible. Roll out dough until thin on floured cloth and cut with Fattigman Cutter. Pull one one end of dough through cut in center. Fry in cooking oil at 370F for 2-3 min., until golden brown.   Drain on paper towel. Dust with powdered sugar. 

In Denmark this is a very popular Christmas cookie served all through the Holiday Season. 

To make them even more delicious you can roll them in powdered sugar just before they are dry after removing them from the hot oils.

They are delicious with your afternoon coffee or snacking on in the evening.

If you are adapt at translating from Danish and using metric measurements here are a few recipes using metric measures:

For diabetics:

This one is written in Danish.

Ingredienser:
150 g. hvedemel    
25 g. margarine    
sødemiddel svarende til 40 g. sukker f.eks. 25 g. Atwel    
¼ tsk. stødt kardemomme    
reven skal af ½ usprøjtet citron    
1 lille æg    
1 spsk. mælk    
     
olie til kogning f.

Melet kommes i en skål. Margarinen smuldres i melet, til det ligner reven ost. Sødemiddel, kardemomme og reven citronskal blandes i. Æg og mælk piskes sammen og tilsættes melblandingen. Dejen samles hurtigt og stilles koldt et par timer, gerne til næste dag.

Dejen rulles ud på et meldrysset bord til en tykkelse på ca. ½ cm. Dejen skæres ud med en klejnespøre. Hvert stykke gives et snit i midten. Den ene klejnespids trækkes igennem snittet i midten, så der dannes en klejnesløjfe.

Olien varmes op i en gryde. Inden du lægger klejnerne i olien, skal du sikre dig at olien har den rette temperatur. Det gøres ved at stikke en tændstik (ikke enden med svovl) ned i olien, syder det omkring er olien varm nok. 3-4 klejner lægges i olien. Når de er blevet lysebrune vendes de. Klejnerne tages op med en hulske, når de har fået en flot gylden farve på begge sider. Klejnerne lægges på fedtsugende papir f.eks. køkkenrulle. Klejnerne lægges i en kagedåse, når de er helt kolde, ellers bliver de bløde.

Tips:

Klejnerne kan fryses, både rå og kogte.

Ingredienser:
1   æg
40  g. margarine
60  g. ATWEL
1  spsk. kartoffelmel
4  spsk. mælk
¼  spsk. hjortetaksalt
265  g. hvedemel
     
 

Dejen røres på maskine, sukker og æg piskes stift og citronskal og cognac røres ind i æggemassen. Resten af ingredienserne tilsættes. Dejen røres i 10 minutter og stilles koldt til næste dag. Herefter trilles dejen ud og der køres med en klejnetriller, så klejnerne kan vrides. De koges herefter i rapsolie til de er brune

 

   

 

I hope this will help someone that have special needs. I have not taken the time to translate at this moment. Maybe some time I will translate it to our measurements and to English language.

The recipes were provided without permission from "Alletiders Kogebog"

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