While we were there we tried for a fun family activity: Grandma teaches us how to make kringla.
Kringla is a Norwegian treat that I don't really get too excited about personally. However, eating it warm, right out of the oven is another thing. So we got together and had some fun.
I thought we were going to do the whole process but as it turned out my mom had already made the dough ahead of time. It has to chill before you make the actual kringla so I guess that was a good plan.
So the big girls got to each make several tries at making a perfect kringla shaped product after carefully rolling the dough into a long snake. But don't use too much flour! That will make it tough. But you need some flour so it is a very delicate balance.
My mom is very good at making them the perfect shape. We, however, were not. Some of ours looked like giant pretzels like you get at a fair. But they tasted good if you cooked them long enough!
There was some dispute about how long to cook them because my mom has a "method" for after she takes them out of the oven.
Apparently if they aren't cooked enough she leaves them on the pan to "keep cooking" until the bottoms are browner than they were when we took them out. Of course, that method works if you made all of your kringla in uniform size. We did not. So my sister and I had a hard time leaving them alone and kept wanting to put them on the rack to cool. Or eat them. With butter. Well, with fake butter because my sister is a Country Crock consumer. Anyway, it was fun, tasty and we passed on the legacy of kringla making.