Oslo kringle is one of the many names for this Norwegian dessert, but you most likely find it spelled Oslokringle in one word. You will notice that in the Norwegians language words are combined together unlike in the English language.

Oslokringle is amazingly easy to make and after a couple of times, you'll have this Scandinavian recipe memorized.


1/2 cup soft butter
1 cup flour
1-2 tablespoons cold water

Place flour and butter and salt into a bowl
Use two forks to mix
Add cold water gradually to make a soft dough
Roll dough into a thick rope
Transfer to cookie sheet.Form rope into a shape of a B or a pretzel.
Flatten the "pretzel" and make it 3" wide. This will make room for the topping.

Ingredients for Topping:
½-cup butter
1 cup water

1 cup flour
¼-teaspoon salt
3 large eggs
½-teaspoon almond extract.

Prepare Topping:
Heat butter and water in sauce pan
over medium heat. Do not boil.

Add flour and salt gradually stirring constantly to prevent sticking. Use hand mixer until you have the consistency of one big lump of dough in the center of pan. Take pan off burner and cool.

Add 2 unbeaten eggs gradually while stirring vigorously. Add ½- teaspoon almond extract with the last egg.

Place topping evenly over the cake while it is still warm and on the cookie sheet.

Bake at 350°F. (180°C.) for 55–65 minutes.

1-tablespoon butter
¾-cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons half and half or heavy cream.
1 teaspoon almond extract.

Mix ingredients together and apply frosting on it while it is still warm and serve. Enjoy

For other Scandinavian delights go to Norwegian Recipes

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