Kammerjunkere Recipe – otherwise known as twice-baked cookies. Kammerjunkere is generally a topping for soup. Specifically, Danish buttermilk soup is what you sprinkle these cookies on. Danish buttermilk soup is a refreshing soup enjoyed during summer. When topped with kammerjunker, you get Koldskål med kammerjunker. Which translates to Danish Buttermilk Soup with kammerjunker. For some crunch with the soup, you can sprinkle the cookies whole, or you can crumble them up.
The cookies themselves are small and crisp cookies that are not too hard to make. To make these cookies, you’ll mainly need butter, sugar, flour, egg, and baking powder. You can also add in some lemon zest for extra flavoring. There are different ways you can try your hand at making the dish. This Kammerjunkere Recipe is just one of the more traditional options:
- 1 vanilla bean
- 50 g icing sugar
- 200 g wheat flour
- 50 g graham flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. crushed cardamom
- 90 g soft butter
- 1 egg
- ½ dl milk
- Carefully split the vanilla bean and scrape out the grain/seeds inside.
- Slowly rub icing sugar onto the vanilla seeds using a knife or spoon and make sure they don't clump together.
- Once the icing sugar is applied to the vanilla seeds, put them in a mixing bowl with wheat flour, graham flour, baking powder, and cardamom then mix them together.
- After you mix the dry ingredients together, gently knead softened butter into the mixture.
- Add eggs and milk into the mixture and stir them together until a dough is formed. Gradually add milk while you are mixing until everything is incorporated and you have a dough you can work with.
- Refrigerate the dough for an hour (This is not absolutely necessary, but the dough is easier to work with when it is cold.)
- Turn the oven to 180 ° C.
- Roll small balls of dough and press them lightly flat with a fork.
- Place the dough disks on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and bake them in the oven for approx. 15 minutes.
- Let them cool slightly on a rack.
- The cookies can be kept for a long time in a can or in a glass with a tight-fitting lid.
What Else to Know About a Kammerjunkere Recipe
While you can easily make this recipe at home, you’ll find that kammerjunkere is available in grocery stores. Compared to the homemade version, the ones from the grocery tend to be sweeter. While the cookies are mainly known as soup toppings, it’s not the only way to enjoy them. Another way to enjoy these cookies is by having them with yogurt or milk. You can also find these cookies topped with ganache or jam. Either way, kammerjunkere is a simple treat that goes well with many things.