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From: Peter Mathiasen <>
Subject: Re: [DANISH-TRADITIONS] Cookbook?
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2004 21:39:08 -0800
This is the e-mail address my computer gives when I press reply, so I will
try it. You asked for a recipe for "bruncager" (don't know if that's
spelled correctly. ) Here is my wife, Elna's recipe as I have it on my
computer. Maybe it will fit the bill for you. Elna usually makes them
though she didn't this year.
Melt: 1 cup margarine
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup dark corn syrup*
Mix: 1 tsp soda
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 Tbsp grated orange peel
1 tsp cloves
½ tsp salt
½ tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
3 ½ to 4 cups of flour
1/4 cup finely chopped almonds
Stir together well the spices and flour. Add to the sugar and butter mix and
stir well. Cover and chill in frig in a greased container. Flavour improves
if allowed to stand in frig for 2 or 3 weeks before baking.
Roll very thin and cut in rounds or diamond shapes. Decorate with ½ or
1/4 almond. Bake on greased cookie sheet at about 375 (350) degrees
for about 5 to 6 minutes only. Watch these closely as they are very thin
and very easily burn.
* Do not substitute molasses for dark corn syrup. If necessary, add only 1
or 2 tbsp of molasses to golden syrup and substitute for the dark syrup.