One’s cultural food offers
the gift of our ancestors and
the wisdom that we can work
and live together in harmony.
My family has made Mabel’s
mandelskorpor several times. The baking
process brings to the kitchen strong, sweet
aromatic notes of almond extract. Once baked,
the sweetness is matched by a buttery crunch
that is unforgettable. Don’t wait. Make
mandelskorpor for your family and friends.
I am sure they too will taste and feel the love of
Mabel’s family tradition. Cherish it.
(Swedish Almond Cookies)
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons sour cream
1 cup butter
1/2 cup almonds, roasted and chopped
3 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Mix the sour cream, sugar, and butter until smooth.
Slightly beat the eggs. Add almond extract and almonds.
Sift flour together with baking powder, baking soda, and salt, then add
to the wet ingredients to make a dough-like mixture.
Roll dough into 4 long, narrow loaves about 3 inches long.
Bake on a baking sheet at 350°F for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove loaves from oven and slice into 1/2-inch-thick
Stand slices on their sides to allow them to dry quickly.
For reference, these cookies should look smaller and softer than
Bake an additional 10 minutes, flipping at the 5-minute mark.
Let cool. Serve and enjoy!
JENNIFER TRAN PREPARES MABEL MINNEYʼS
Jennifer converses with Washington State Representative Lillian Ortiz-Self
on the need to end economic inequities and poverty.
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