February 28, 2011

Kolasnittar - Swedish toffee shortbread


 

 As I'll be spending quite some time outside home this week, I thought I'd rather make a batch of homemade cookies than getting a chocolate bar of 1000 calories and additives from a sweetshop. Smart, ain't it? I seem to never find it difficult coming up with reasons to bake - not even on Monday morning :))
Searching for some quick and easy recipe, I remembered having kolasnittar at one of our morning breaks at work. They were just perfect with a cup of black coffee! "Kola" means caramel or toffee in Swedish which suggests the richness of taste. If done properly, the inside remains chewy.
I chose to follow Leila Lindholm's recipe because I liked her idea of using ginger in the dough.

Kolasnittar

 
Ingredients:
2 1/4 dl all-purpose flour
1 tea spoon ground ginger
1 tea spoon vanilla sugar
1/2 tea spoon bicarbonate (soda)
100 g butter at room temperature
1 dl caster sugar
2 table spoons golden syrup


Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 175 degrees.
2. Mix flour, ginger, vanilla sugar and bicarbonate in a bowl.
3. In another bowl, beat butter, syrup and sugar until light and fluffy.
4. Add the flour mix and work quickly into a smooth dough.
5. Split the dough into two pieces and roll out to "sausages".
6. Put the sausages on a baking sheet. Flatten them out by using hands or a rolling-pin.
7. Use a fork to make a pattern if you like.
8. Bake for about 15 minutes. Let cool a little and cut diagonally.

Store in a jar or freeze in some.


Have a great week and don't skip the coffee breaks! :)

18 comments:

  1. Wow. A caramel coffee mate? I'm going to try making this. :9

    Greetings from Indonesia, btw~ :D

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  2. jej,Evinka:)tak aj ty si piekla shortbread?ku kavicke ako stvorene,vsak??..krasna fotecka♥

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  3. Hi Honey from Indonesia, thanks!! So cool to have you here, a new caramel mate :) Hope you'll enjoy making these sweet treats..:))

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  4. Ahoj Matka, dakujem. No, mala som sice uplne ine plany, no skoncilo to takto, nastastie moc chutne :)

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  5. ku kávičke či bez kávičky, ja by som si dala hockedy, mňam Evička, to je zase delikateska...A opäť mi to príde takééé ľahké spraviť tieto koláčiky! vďaka za inšpiráciu a ešte peknučká fotečka!!

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  6. waw waw!!! evka a je to vo vnutri take tahave zuvackovite alebo sa mi to len zda z tej fotky?

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  7. Evulienka, dakujem! presne tak, opat jednoduchost a rychlovecka..do polhodinky su keksiky na svete a ani len vajicko neminies :)

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  8. Anetka, zrak ani fotka naozaj neklame :))..keksiky su jemne zuvackoviteho charakteru, zalezi, ako dlho pecies a aky hruby plat das na plech..a kedze su kolaciky vyrazne sladucke, staci naozaj jeden-dva kusky a chutky na sladke su na cas zazehnane :D

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  9. aaa tak to je potom presne pre mna,ja milujem ked je ten stred taky zuvackovity! yummi!

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  10. Åå smaskigt! Å så när dom är så där lite sega inuti :)

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  11. Práve teraz by som si niečo také dala , Evka určite sa nechám čoskoro inšpirovať:)

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  12. Andrejka, ver mi, ja mam problem si ich nedat :) ako pisala Evka, su dobre s kavickou aj bez nej ;))

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  13. Mnaaaam! Tak taketo ja mozem ;o) Krasna fotecka!

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  14. :)) Maji, dik.. a ja nieze mozem, ale musiiiiiim :D

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  15. ... Evi juj toto je určo super ... mňaiii ...odkladá, vyskúšam...

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  16. Gabi, nebudem ti klamat: keksiky su straasne dobre!! dost problem, kedze chcem "zit zdravo" :DD

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