Da er de første julekakene i boks, praktisk talt :)
The first batch of christmas cookies is done :)
Vi har bakt serinakaker i kveld etter at vi lyktes å få tak i litt ordentlig smør i går...
Litt irriterende med smørmangel nå midt i bakstetida (julekaker med lettmargarin er liksom ikke helt det samme).
Vet ikke om det er like ille over hele landet, men her er det helt tomt for ekte smør i alle butikker.
Får håpe det fylles opp igjen nå, så det er noe å få tak til resten av julebaksten. Ellers får det bli en Sverige-tur i nærmeste fremtid :)
This evening we baked a traditional type of christmas cookies, called "serina cookies", which are a kind of shortening cookies sprinkled with chopped almonds and sugar. Very sweet and delicious.
The tradition is to bake seven different types of cookies for christmas.
A strange problem we have in Norway right now is a shortage of butter... In the grocery stores there simply is no butter to find.
The butter shortage is caused by lots of people following a 'low carb diet', who have been buying butter like crazy, emptying shelves in stores all across the country.
This is so very peculiar!
Yesterday my husband and I came across some packages of butter while shopping for groceries, so I was able to bake this first batch of christmas cookies.
We might have to go across the border to Sweden later this week for more butter.
Or I'll just make some butter myself.
Serina cookies: (ca 50)
150 g butter (room tempered)
250 g flour
2 teaspoons baking powder (skip this if using selfraising flour)
2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
100 g sugar
1 egg white
Mix butter, flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar well together. Then add sugar and the beaten egg.
Work the mixture well together for a smooth dough.
Roll little balls (ca 2 cm), and place them on a baking tray. Use a fork to flatten the balls a little on the top.
Brush each cookie with eggwhite and sprinkle with chopped almonds and pearl sugar.
Bake at 200 degrees C for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool off on the baking tray.
Store in a cool place.