|Taken from www.pastrychef.com|
A krumkake iron is a special decorative two-sided iron griddle, similar to a waffle iron. Older irons are used over the stove, but modern electric irons offer the convenience of non-stick surfaces, automatic timing, and multiple cakes per batch. Norwegians make krumkake for a dessert around Christmas time. It is also widely popular among Norwegian immigrants in the Midwest U.S.A., and of course in Ballard where the Norwegian population is high. It is fulfilling to me to make something from my Norwegian heritage with my own hands.