Kleinur (Icelandic donuts)

kleinur

Who doesn’t love donuts? My Amma (Icelandic for Gramma) Svana Peturson, used to make these, and we made them this summer at our family reunion – in the dark outside! They turned out great. This is a fun multi-generation recipe/ activity for sure.

3 eggs

375 g / 1-1/2 cups sugar

250 g / 1 cup sour cream

250 mL/ 1 cup buttermilk (can be made with just short of full amount of milk plus 1 tbsp vinegar stirred in, then left in a warm spot for 10 mn)

10 g / 2 tsp baking soda

5 g / 1 tsp cream of tartar

5 g / 1 tsp vanilla extract

5 g / 1 tsp cardamom

2 g / 1/2 tsp nutmeg

1125 g / 4-1/2 cups flour

cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar to toss cooked donuts in, if desired

Sift dry ingredients together in a medium bowl. Combine milk and vanilla and set aside.

In a large bowl, beat egg gently. Add sugar and beat a little. Dissolve soda in sour cream and add to batter. Add liquid and dry ingredients alternately to batter, stirring each time.

Roll out dough on a floured surface. Cut into diamonds about 5 cm /2 inch across. Make a slit in the centre and twist one end through the hole (see picture above for the look when cooked).

Fry in hot oil. Drain. Toss in sugar or serve with chocolate or caramel sauce if desired.

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