Normennenes Recipe Book 

Goro — Cardamom Crackers
Contributed by Grete T. – 2014
“So few people cook Norwegian Goro ‘crackers’ nowadays that they can become a signature gift for cooks who take the time to bake them for friends and teachers during the holidays. They are sort of a cross between a cookie, a cracker, and a waffle not too sweet, and quite possibly the most beautiful of all Scandinavian baked goods.”


Goro – pressed thin in a special cookie iron and flavored with cardamom – are a cross between a cracker, a cookie, and a waffle. There are still irons existing from the 17th century, imprinted by blacksmiths with customized designs for families who could afford the expensive butter, cream, (and, in some recipes, cognac) that it took to prepare what is perhaps Norway's most beautiful baked good.”

[About Food — How to Make Norwegian Goro Crackers]
 

 
 
    Ingredients:
  1. 4 egg yolks
  2. 1 egg
  3. 10-12 tbs sugar
  4. 1¼ cup whipping cream
  5. 2 oz cognac (shotglass)
  6. 3¼ – 3½ cups flour
  7. 1 pound butter
  8. 1 tsp cinnamon and cardamom
 
    Directions:
  1. Whip eggs well together with sugar until creamy and fluffy.
  2. Whip cream untill stiff.
  3. Work butter and flour, cinnamon and cardamom together very well with your fingers.
  4. First mix the egg/sugar mixture with the whipped cream.
  5. Add cognac.
  6. Then add the flour mixture and mix well.
  7. Let stand overnight.

  8. Roll out until very thin and cut out rectangles so it fits the goro iron (goro jern) and bake until golden.