Sandbakkels are completely delicious on their own and they make a great companion to any cup of coffee (the Norwegians in my family love drinking decaf all day). Their buttery and almondy flavor goes well with cream and any kind of fresh fruit, and they’re quite spectacular with ice cream too.
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When I made my latest batch of sandbakkels, I had some leftover cranberry sauce in the fridge, and let me tell you, OMG. The tartness of the cranberries with the sandbakkels was incredible.
Fresh cranberry relish recipe via Food Network
2 pounds fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup Grand Marnier liqueur
1 orange, zested and juiced
Place all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor, pulse several times to breakdown the cranberries and incorporate the ingredients; it should still be a bit chunky. Allow the cranberry relish to sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes, so the flavors can marry.