Fattigmann

Fattigmann

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Jennifer 0

"This is in response to Carol's request for what she called 'Futimonbuckles' but in Norwegian - Fattigmann Bakkels would sound the way she spelled it. This is a very old recipe that dates back over a 100 years and actually means 'Poor Man's Cakes'."

Ingredients

1 h servings 43 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 43 kcal
  • 2%
  • Fat:
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.4g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 4 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, beat egg and yolks together. Stir in the cream, sugar, melted butter and cardamom. Mix in enough of the flour to make a soft but manageable dough. Handle the dough as little as possible or cookies will be tough.
  2. Heat oil in deep skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). On a floured cloth, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 2x2 inch diamond shapes.
  3. Fry in hot lard until lightly browned. Drain on paper and dust with confectioners' sugar when cool. The cookies should be uniform in size and thickness and shouldn't be fried too dark or too light.

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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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The recipe needs 2 emandations. First, the cookies are eased into a pot of melted lard for deep fat cooking. Do NOT splash, you will hurt! Cook untill the cookie returns to the surface and tu...

This recipe is good, but as another reviewer suggested, the Fattigmand should be cut in a diamond shape with a wheel on a handle. My mother had a special wheel for this. Also if you add a tabl...

my grandmother taught me how to make this cookie 3 years ago, before her passing. her grandmother taught her how to make it. Our family came to america over 100 years ago, and have made the cook...

My Great Grandmother who came over from Norway, taught me and my mother how to make these cookies. In addition to the other tips, we dusted the cookies with powdered sugar when we were done.

I love this recipe, I have my great grandmother's hand written copy, which is written in backing spoons, flour enough, and "spitting temperature of the lard" This is the closest I've come to a ...

I saw this recipe & thought I'd try a different Fattigmand recipe instead of my great-great-grandmothers. I did not like this recipe at all. there was not enough cardamom and definately not enou...

My heritage is Nowegian and German. I get to enjoy German and Norwegian Christmas cookies every year. Fattingman is one of my favorites. They have light powdered sugar on top and YUM YUM :)

Hi, I see I am a tad late, in replying here, but never the less, I too was taught by my Grandmother, and she came here from Norway and we too keep the tradition going strong. We have A BAkkelfe...

Close to my Grandmother's recipe. Cardamon to taste was all that was written in English. I also add a tbls of brandy. Another recipe recommend refrigerating overnight to make it easier to rol...