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Kransekake

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Kransekake is a magnificent tower of homemade almond paste shaped into 18 rings of various sizes, baked briefly until crunchy and stacked largest to smallest. Then decorated with a nice icing. Join Gregpatent in his kitchen and see him prepare Kransekake. Try out this amazing and outstanding dish!
Ingredients
  Unblanched ground almonds 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Powdered sugar 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Baking powder 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg whites 4
  Icing 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

1) In a large bowl combine the ground unblanched almonds, powdered sugar and baking powder, mix thoroughly with hands.
2) Add 1/4 mixture in the food processor and pour in 1 egg white, process and remove the mass into a bowl. Knead it well for 2-3 minutes on a surface. Repeat with the other 3/4 mixture.
3) Roll and shape the paste in the Kransekake rings 1/2 inch wide. Lay the paste/ dough in the Kransekake rings. Bake at the center shelf of the oven at 350 Degree F for 10 minutes. Bake all the 18 rings .
4) Remove from the oven and cool on the pans.
5) Assemble the baked Kransekake rings. Place largest ring on a lined plate and decorate with the icing in a zig zag pattern and similarly repeat with the other rings and icing from the largest to smallest. Dry at the room temperature.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Danish
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Christmas
Interest: 
Holiday, Kids
Ingredient: 
Egg, Milk Product
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
12
Be it Christmas, wedding, baptism, or New Year's Eve, celebrations are incomplete without this Danish delicacy. A yummy blend of almonds, sugar and marzipan, this outstanding dessert dish is worth a shot. Never mind if you don't know the recipe. Greg Patent shows how you too can easily whomp up this dessert at home.

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2 Comments

healthyeating's picture
Lovely video, I will definitely give it a shot in my next family get together...
tanya3286's picture
AS good as the video is, I could barely hear any of the instructions... the recorded volume is too low... I'll give a try though not with such a high and towering bake :)