ICELANDIC SNOWFLAKE BREADSFrom grizzlybear 5 years ago
How to make it
- hot fat for frying, powdered sugar (optional)
- In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder and sugar. Mix in the butter and hot milk until a stiff dough is formed. Turn out onto a lightly oiled surface and knead until smooth and cooled. Divide dough into four parts. Shape each into a ball. Divide each into 4 parts to make 16, then divide each of the resulting balls into 2 parts to total 32.
- Cover baking sheets with waxed paper and dust the waxed paper lightly with flour.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out each part of dough to make a thin round about 8 inches in diameter. Place the rounds on the floured waxed paper. Chill 30 minutes.
- In a skillet, heat 2 inches of fat to 375 to 400 degrees F. Vegetable shortening or corn or peanut oil may be used but the authentic fat is lard.
- Fold the dough rounds, one at the time, into quarters, and, with a sharp-tipped knife, make little cuts and cut-outs in the dough. Fry the bread rounds, until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side. Remove and drain on paper toweling. Store in an airtight container in a cool place or in the freezer until ready to serve.