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Cookies 6: Goro

The goro, Norway’s “affluent” cookie, is very similar to the fattigman, or the “poor man’s cookie.” The one big difference is that the goro is baked and not fried in fat.

The goro is also prepared using a special iron to give it a distinct shape.

This goro recipe was posted by Jennifer on AllRecipes.com.

Goro

Ingredients

3 eggs

1 cup white sugar

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup butter, melted

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground cardamom

Directions

In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar until thoroughly blended. Mix in the cream and melted butter. Sift together the flour, cinnamon and cardamom; stir into the egg mixture. Refrigerate dough for at least an hour.

Heat goro iron and lightly coat with grease. On a floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into circles to fit your goro iron using a paper pattern. Place onto heated iron, close and cook, turning once, until golden. Carefully remove from the iron, and cut into thirds while still warm.

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Cookies 5: Fattigman

I know what you’re thinking. These cookies sound delicious – and they are.

But this Norwegian cookie actually mean’s “poor man’s cookie” because it is fried in cheap oil, not baked on a fancy cookie press like Norway’s “affluent” cookies, the goro (don’t worry; we’ll get there).

Of course, when I first heard about these cookies, I thought the name was Norwegian for “fat man.” Live and learn.

This recipe is fromĀ Tarteausucre, who posted it on Food.com.

Fattigman

Ingredients:

6 egg yolks

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup light cream

1 tablespoon butter, melted

1/3 cup granulated sugar

2 1/4 cups flour

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 tablespoon lemon rind, grated

confectioners’ sugar

  1. Beat together egg yolks and salt until thick and light.
  2. Beat in light cream, sugar and butter.
  3. Sift together flour and nutmeg. Add to egg yolk mixture with lemon rind.
  4. Mix well, then chill 1 hour.
  5. Roll out 1/4 of the dough at a time, keeping the remaining dough chilled.
  6. Roll 1/16 inch thick. Cut in 1 1/2-inch wide strips. Cut diagonally at 4-inch intervals. Make 1 inch slit lengthwise in center of each piece.
  7. Slip one end through the slit. Fry a few at a time in deep fat (350 degrees F) for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden.
  8. Remove from fat with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels.
  9. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar. Store in an airtight container.

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