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Swedish Rosettes

Swedish Rosettes are a traditional Scandinavian treat made over the Christmas period. Whisking up a very easy thin, economical pancake batter, which takes minutes to make. The hot oil crisps the batter and leaves you with a delicate, crunchy, yet robust rosettes, in summer we used to make them in a butterfly shape, in winter this rosette, that looks like a snowflake.

The rosettes are wonderfully light, super crispy and not too sweet. In the photo the rosettes have a scant sprinkling of icing, as my family aren’t sweet toothed, but you can really give them a heavy coating if you like sweeter treats.

With Christmas coming up and so many people cutting back or unable to see family, this could be a wonderful tradition to start. I found the one we used in my childhood on Amazon.This could make for a wonderful family, secret Santa or stocking filler gift for the cook or gadget lover.

I made contact with our family friend Daphne, who made these for us when I was 13. She gave me the recipe, she has been using for all these years, it does not need to stand like some recipes state. Daphne’s recipe worked a treat, thanks Daph.


Swedish Rosettes
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A light crispy fried batter dusted with icing sugar enjoyed as a dessert or treat with coffee.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Swedish
Servings: 26
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • Oil for deep frying
  • +- 500ml
  1. Beat the batter together and use straight away.
  2. To make
  3. In a small pot heat sunflower oil about 4 inches deep.
  4. When the oil is hot dip the metal rosette iron into the oil to heat and provide a non stick coating.
  5. Then dip the hot, oiled rosette iron into the batter leaving ½ a centimetre gap at the top (if you fully immerse the metal you will not be able to remove the fried rosette).
  6. You will see the batter change colour to a light caramel colour, remove the rosette from the oil and drain the cooked rosette upside down on kitchen towel.
  7. Once all the oil has drained off dust with icing sugar and serve with a hot or cold beverage.
  8. Sometimes you need to help the rosette to detach, I use a butter knife to gently help it off.
Enjoy making these lovely rosettes.

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