With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Scandinavian Rosettes

Monday, April 20, 2015

Scandinavian Rosettes

A rosette is a thin, cookie-like, deep-fried pastry of Scandinavian origin made using intricately designed irons.  They are light, crispy and can be sprinkled with confectioners' or granulated sugar.

Scandinavian Rosettes
Recipe source:  Better homes and Gardens Heritage Cookbook copyright 1975, Page 168 but you will find recipes for Rosettes are all almost exactly the same including the recipe found in The Norske Nook Book of Pies and Other Recipes

2 eggs 
1 tablespoon granulated sugar 
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole milk 
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
oil for frying 
powdered sugar 

In a bowl combine the eggs, granulated sugar, and 1/4-teaspoon of salt; beat well. Add flour, milk, and vanilla; beat until smooth.

Heat a rosette iron in deep hot oil (375°) Dip hot rosette iron into batter, being careful batter only comes three quarters the way up the side of the iron. Fry rosette in the hot oil until golden, Lift iron out; tip slightly to drain off excess fat. With fork carefully push rosette off iron onto paper toweling  placed on a wire rack.

Reheat iron; drain and repeat. Sift powdered sugar over cooled rosettes

Makes about 42 rosettes 

Heat the Rosette iron in the hot oil for a minute or so before placing for the first time into the batter. In my first attempts, the iron was not hot enough and the batter simply did not cling to the iron.

Once the iron was nice and hot, I carefully dipped it into the batter just up to the top edge, for about 5 seconds.  I could hear a soft sizzle and the batter nicely coated the iron.  I carefully removed the iron from the batter and immediately plunged it into the hot oil and cooked for about 30 seconds.

Usually my Rosette slid off of the iron during frying.  I Continued frying until golden brown, then remove from oil with a fork (or tongs), to paper towels for cooling.

My Rosette iron is so old that the rosette part did not stay tightly screwed onto the handle and I had to continually tighten it by rolling the hot edge on the paper towel. No fun! I know it had additional design rosettes but they are long gone.  I am ordering a double-prong set as it will greatly reduce cooking time and I want to try making the timbale for filling with cream and fruit.

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Ann Thompson said...

Oh they look so good. I have one of those irons somewhere but I've never used it

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my goodness, I love them, they are the best and lightest little sweet things ever! I lost my iron, but look for one soon! Thanks for sharing that recipe!


Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my goodness, I love them, they are the best and lightest little sweet things ever! I lost my iron, but look for one soon! Thanks for sharing that recipe!


NanaDiana said...

Those just melt in the mouth, don't they? I have not made them in years. xo Diana

Lynn said...

While I haven't tried these they're beautiful and do always catch my eye! And the iron would be a shiny new kitchen toy wouldn't it:@)

Nann from Lady Nann's Table said...

Love your post. I too make rosettes and have for years. the family loves them. My mother made them when I was a little girl and my friends would beg me to bring them to parties and events. Such a simple cookie yet so delicious and impressive. Nann...from Nann's table.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I have never made rosettes, Lorraine, but sure would let to try. I can just imagine their delicious taste. Yours turned out so pretty!

Kristina said...

Looks like french waffles you find at the fair. I'll have to watch out for a rosette tool when I am out and about. Yum!

lindsey said...

Oh goodness those do look amazing!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I have to see if I can find my rosette forms! They are so delicious when they are fresh and I think my grandsons would love them.

Beth said...

Your rosettes are beautiful! It sounds like the process isn't too difficult, once you get the knack.


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