Friday, December 18, 2009


We made kleiners, but didn't use Grandpa's recipe.

Separating the eggs

Adding cream

Cutting and twisting


Chris said they were too light and fluffy, but here's the recipe we used:

6 egg yolks
4 teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cream
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 1/2 to 2 cups flour

Beat egg yolks well. Add sugar and mix well. Add remaining ingredients. Use just enough flour to make a soft dough. To keep dough light and fluffy, handle as little as possible. Roll out dough until thin on floured cloth and cut into diamond shapes with slit in middle. Pull one end of dough through cut in center. Fry in cooking oil at 370 degrees for 2-3 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towel. Dust with powdered sugar if you want.

Grandpa's Recipe:

6 eggs, beaten
3 cups sugar
1 Tbsp butter, melted
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
1 Tbsp vanilla
1 cup evaporated milk
7 cups flour - add more to adjust consistency

Combine liquid ingredients, then dry ingredients. Mix together, roll out, cut, twist, deep fry at 350 degrees until golden brown.

1 comment:

  1. Yep, pretty good. The Cardamom is subtle... and good. They're more like a flaky pie crust dough than the Kleiners I remember as a kid tho. Nowhere near as doughy as those old ones! :)