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Old 07-21-2014, 06:14 AM   #1
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Kringles (Scandinavian pretzels)

Made a mistake while posting this, so reposting!
So a while ago I made these kringles (or kringlor in swedish) and after googling it, wikipedia says it's a pastry so I'll post it here! I'm not really sure
Directly translated, these are "pretzels" but I'm sure the pretzels you get in the US don't look like this haha. These are pretty soft, sweet and easy to make. So what would you call this? Kringles or maybe soft pretzels?



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Old 07-21-2014, 08:25 AM   #2
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Beautiful pictures. I think they look like pretzels. They look like pretzels, shaped like pretzels, therefor they are pretzels. If you make a loaf of white bread, and then make a loaf of rye bread, it is still bread.

And since you made them, you can give them any name you want. Like we say here, it is your kitchen, call them what you want. Did you post the recipe in that part of the site?
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Beautiful pictures. I think they look like pretzels. They look like pretzels, shaped like pretzels, therefor they are pretzels. If you make a loaf of white bread, and then make a loaf of rye bread, it is still bread.....
Thank you for your comments! I guess they're pretzels then And the recipe wasn't mine, so unfortunately had to remove it.
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I may be mistaken, but I believe "pretzels", in English, are savoury, not sweet.
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After some time with Google, I believe these are more like shortbread cookies. Most of the kringle recipes I found were more like danishes but a few were for cookie style. I hadn't heard them called kringles before. I like the name though.
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I may be mistaken, but I believe "pretzels", in English, are savoury, not sweet.
That's my understanding as well.
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I may be mistaken, but I believe "pretzels", in English, are savoury, not sweet.
I agree with you. But the title says they are Scandinavian pretzels. Not English. And in one of the pictures it shows a page of the cookbook that has the recipe. The title of the pretzel is in Swedish. So if the Swedish people want to call this recipe pretzels, I am not one to argue with them.

Their meatballs have ingredients that an Italian would never put in their meatballs. But they are still meatballs. And very good I might add. I love them.
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But, in Swedish the things we call pretzels in English are, I believe, usually called "saltkringlor".
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But, in Swedish the things we call pretzels are, I believe, usually called "saltkringlor".
Could it be the shape that makes them pretzels? I know, I am being picky and sticking up for the poster of them. But she is a new member and I would hate to have her get discouraged with having her first post shot down.
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I'm not trying to shoot down the OP. I thought I was trying to shoot down what I consider a confusing translation. It's a difficult translation, because most places that speak English don't make these wonderful pastries. I would probably call them "sweet pretzels" in English. I wouldn't want to confuse the person with whom I was speaking.
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