Friday, September 4, 2009

Norwegian Toast

A visit to Aunt Ruth's house always include a delicious snack, eaten in her very retro, tiny kitchen.  Norwegian toasts are a tasty cookie-like toast, best with black coffee.

Norwegian Toast
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 9-10 cardamom seeds, crushed( or 1 teaspoon ground cardamom)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs, beat well.  Add salt and vanilla.  Combine dry ingredients(cardamom, flour, baking soda, and baking powder).  Alternately add dry ingredients and sour cream to butter mixture. Combine until just mixed.

Grease 3 small (8½ x 4½ x 2½) loaf pans.  The batter will fill half the pan.  Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes.

When loaves are cool enough to handle, slice 1" thick, then slice in ½  lengthwise.  Dry out on sheet pan in 250° oven, 30 minutes each side.  When they are light brown and crisp, they are done.

Store in an airtight container.

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