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250 g butter cut into small pieces

125 g light syrup (about 3/4 cup)

250 g sugar (about 3 cups)

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

100g chopped, blanched almonds

25 g finely chopped Sukat (candied peel of any of the citrus species)

1 3/4 teaspoon potaske (potassiun carbonate)

1 tablespoon lukewarm water  

500 g of wheat flour


1. Place butter, syrup and sugar in a large, heavy-based saucepan. Let it melt over a moderate heat and stir - it should not boil.

2. Place the butter mixture in a bowl and add cinnamon, ground cloves, almonds and Sukat. Stir until the mixture is half cold (about 28 °).

3. Dissolve potasken in the lukewarm water and stir into butter mixture with flour - little by little.

4. Divide the dough into 3 portions and roll them into rolls (about 5 cm diameter).

5. Let the brunkager dough chill in the fridge for 1 day.

6. Cut the rolls in very thin pastry - half a cm each slice - and place on baking tray lined with baking paper.

7. Bake for 7 minutes at 175 ° preheated oven.

7. Let them cool on a wire rack.

*And remember you can buy them in the shops as well, already made :)