Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholic Recipe: Krabeli

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons anise seed (from your herb garden)
  • 1 pinch potash (baking powder)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 grated lemon peel
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 1 day, 1 hour
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin: Switzerland

Also Called: Springerle

The Swiss recipe is called Krabeli. It's better known as Springerle in German, but you do not need the fancy molds which the Germans use. One of our friends, a doctor of philosophy and a chemist, translated the recipe from his Swiss cook book. The translation has both a Swiss and a chemical flavor, but the cookie is delicious.

DIRECTIONS

"One stirs the sugar and eggs until a uniform foam. Add other material and knead into dough. Form into little rolls about length and size of a finger and put on a pan in the form of a quarter moon. Make oblique 'schnits' on the outside perimeter. (At this point he drew a picture.) Take to a warm room and let stand 12 hours. In moderate oven bake until light yellow."

Recipe Source: Cooking for Christ by Florence Berger, National Catholic Rural Life Conference, 4625 Beaver Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50310, 1949, 1999
Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Insights on the enigma that is Pope Francis March 27
Our Most Characteristic Vice? March 27
Recognizing the Noonday Devil March 27
Patricia Jannuzzi on gay activists: And the real problem is? March 27
Surrogate parenthood = exploitation of desperate women March 27

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13