A Norwegian Coffee Cake

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Mix vanilla and egg, beat until mixed. Add the buttermilk and the soda and sift the dry ingredients into this. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well. Put the container into the refrigerator and chill over night.

Take out and roll small pieces of the dough into long strips, then form them into a figure eight, (like a pretzel) put them back into the refrigerator for about an hour, when they have raised to approximately what looks to be the right height.

Bake in a 450 degree pre-heated oven for approximately 6 to 8 minutes. They should be a light brown before you remove them.


-Refrigeration is one of the keys of "KRINGLA" making. They must be refrigerated in order for them to get the flavor, you could bake them without refrigeration but you lose a lot of the flavor. You can also use oatmeal, raisins, or whole wheat. You can fill them with your favorite filling, cream cheese, jelly, etc. You don't need eggs or yeast. They are not too sweet. It is a coffee bread not like muffins, which are too sweet, and also do not have too many calories.

You could use custard filling, or different flavored oils like pure orange oil, butterscotch, several berries types.