A kringle is a Scandinavian flaky pastry, usually in the shape of a pretzel or a figure 8.
The term “kringla” sometimes used to name this dish seems to be a midwestern variation of “kringle,” which is the traditional name.
Danish Kringle Recipe
- 1 cup of Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda
- 3 cups of Flour
- ½ cup of Margarine (recipe says “oleo”) or Butter
- 1 cup of Buttermilk
- 2-1/2 teaspoons of Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla or a dash of Nutmeg
- Cream together the sugar and butter.
- Add the egg and mix well.
- Sift together the baking soda, flour and baking powder and add to the sugar mixture, alternately, with the buttermilk.
- Add the vanilla or nutmeg and mix.
- Cover tightly and let rest overnight in the refrigerator.
- Taking approximately 1 teaspoon at a time, roll the dough into a thin roll and make into a pretzel-like shape.
- Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in a pre-heated 475° oven until they are brown on the bottom.
- Place under broiler for approximately 1 minute (just until brown on top).