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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Serinakaker.

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.

-.-o0o-.-

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

Sprinkle:
1 egg white
pearl sugar
chopped almonds

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.





:-)

10 comments:

Yael said...

I sure hope you get BUTTER!!!!

Hilde those cookies look delicious - I love any cookies with sugar on them!
M a y b e e e e e you would like to share the recipe? Happy baking! :-)

A little story: When I first came to Israel about thirty years ago I was introduced to Ursula, a German woman, married to an Israeli, they lived in the same apartment complex as my parents-in-law and we fast became friends. Ursula kept her tradition of having a little artificial Christmas tree and baking a big variety of Christmas cookies every year. And EACH year for thirty years I got a box of cookies from her as a present. I would thank her with a bunch of anemones in many colors and a bag of oranges both bought on road stands from our Arab neighbors on the way to our home. This year that cookie chain is interrupted, because sadly she fell and broke her right hand - she cannot bake this year, but of course she will get flowers and fruit anyway! Think about it - cookies for thirty years in a row!
Love you Ursula!

Megan said...

Det ser godt ud. Men det er jo lidt svært at lave den slags julelækkerier uden smør. Ja, måske skal I en tur til Sverige. Der er også mange nordmænd, som tager turen til Danmark for at få smør med hjem. Det er et lidt underligt "problem" ;)

Håber du får en dejlig uge med julestemning ... og lidt smør! :)

Klem.

Lavina said...

De er så gode. Smørmangel her også, og nærmeste land for å hamstre er Finland men dit kjører jeg ikke.. Tar mange timer..

Har kjøpt fløte og pisker det helt til vannet kommer fram. Skraper det ut av bollen og inn i et gasbindklede og presse ut vannet. Der har du smør som du kan røre inn litt salt i...

Ha en god førjulsuke..

Kristín Hrund said...

They look so good Hilde! :-) This no-butter-in-the-stores-thing sounds like something that could happen in Iceland too ;-D so funny...

Sasha Fitzgerald said...

If you make your own butter I'd love to see photos of your process ^_^

Your cookies look delicious by the way! :D

i stora drag said...

Mmm, de såg goda ut!
Tror jag har hört någon som sa att det var brist på smör i Sverige också? Men jag vet inte vad detta beror på?

Kommer ihåg när jag var liten, då passade vi på att köpa billigt smör i Norge, när vi semestrade i närheten!

Var det din röda hyacint, som blev rosa i alla fall? Fint med korgen med dina kottar!
Ha en fin vecka!
/Pia

Hilde said...

Yael: What a nice story, but so sad about her arm. I hope it will heal well!
And the recipe is now added to the blog post. Enjoy :) :)

Megan: Takk :) Og ja, det er snodige greier. Godt vi har hyggelige naboer(land) :)

Lavina: Takk for fine smørtips :) Jeg har kjøpt inn både fløte og rømme så det skal lages i hvertfall en porsjon hjemmelaget smør :)

Kristin: Thank you :) And yes this really is a funny situation. Just have to laugh about it :D

Sasha: Thank you :) And I'll post photos on the blog when my homemade butter is done. Watch this space :)

Pia: Oj, får håpe det ikke stemmer at smørmangelen har bredt seg til Sverige også!
Den rosa hyacinten er en av de jeg har i svibelvaser, og altså ikke en av de røde jeg plantet i bolle. De røde blomstrer også, og de viser seg å være mer mørkerosa enn røde...

Tusen takk for besøk og hyggelige kommentarer. Og ha en fin dag videre :)

mary lena said...

Thank you for this post and for the recipe. I will try it!
I heard about the butter shortage in the news, so strange, I think I would also made my own butter if we had the same situation here :-)
Have a nice day !

Emelie Viklund Hermansson said...

Så goda de ser ut!
Ja, den där LCHF-dieten är stor här i sverige också. Vi hade en tid runt Halloween då vi också hade ont om smör, minns jag när jag skulle baka och det inte fanns. Men nu ser det ut som att smör-problemet är löst här.

Ha en trevlig Lucia! :)

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

Those cookies look soooo good!

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