Friday, May 28, 2010

HELP!!!

I finally did it...I bought something at the Thrift store that I can't even find when I try to google it! I have NO idea what it is! Amended at the bottom of this post! Thanks!

I thought it was cookie cutters when I first saw it in the bag....

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but the attachments screw into the wooden handle...

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and it does....WHAT?

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Does anyone have any ideas? Have you ever done that before? Have you bought something just because it looked neat but you didn't know what it was? Hubby says the metal is aluminum. (yes, he's still speaking to me! lol)

I searched and I searched....and this is what I found! Thanks to the first comment for a little nudge in the right direction! Look at Wikipedia for this info....

"Rosettes are a thin, cookie-like deep-fried pastry of Scandinavian origin. They are traditionally made during Christmas time. Rosettes are made using intricately designed irons. The iron is heated to a very high temperature in oil, dipped into the batter, then re-immersed in the hot oil to create a crisp shell around the metal. The iron is immediately removed and the rosette is separated from the iron. Usually, the edges of the rosette are dipped into frosting or sugar. Rosette recipes are popular in the United States among families with Scandinavian ancestry."

They are for making Rosettes! Now I need to find a recipe and try to make some!

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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

You dip it into some sort of batter and then into hot oil to fry the shaped treats.

Creative Carmelina said...

i think it's like a branding iron....you heat it up and then give a cow a tatoo!

hehe...yikes..i'm seriously not sure!

ciao bella
creative carmelina

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Yes Number one is right!!!! Not sure what exactly they are called my MOM has lots of these!!!! hugs

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

Yes Number one is right!!!! Not sure what exactly they are called my MOM has lots of these!!!! hugs

carla (http://dancingmoon-carla.blogspot.com/) said...

sorry about the double post!!! yeeks, pancake molds!!!! here is an ebay link to them...http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=pancake+mold&_sacat=0&_sop=12&_dmd=1&_odkw=auction+e+bay&_osacat=0&bkBtn=&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1311

Deb @ Crows on the Cupola said...

Hi.. your find is called a Rosette iron. You mix a batter, dip your desired shape about half way into the batter then fry it in hot oil. It fries quickly then remove the shaped batter, cool and you can sprinkle on powdered sugar or make other treats. I make them for Christmas every year! They are yummy!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Thanks everyone! I found a recipe when I knew what to google and I'm going to try to make them! They sound yummy...and they look pretty, too! heehee!

Becky said...

I thought it was to make cookies.I dont know why.I totally forgot about the thingy that holds the design irons.lol Just reminded me of cookie cutters.

Have a great weekend Diane!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane, Oh I knew this right away. Everyone above was right!! My Grandma and mother used to make this light fried cookies with this when I was growing up. Rosette maker. Dip the design into the hot oil and then drop onto waxpaper to cool. Later powder sugar is dusted on them. SO pretty at Christmas time and oh so delicious. I have never made them myself. But fond memories of my family when they had time to do these.
Great find!!

Hope you have a great holiday weekend.
Big hugs, Celestina Marie

Della said...

I have wanted one of these for years! I hope you have fun making and eating the rosettes! Try them sprinkled with powdered sugar. MMM!

Marydon Ford said...

They are a lot of fun to use & we as children enjoyed making goodies with them. Enjoy!

Have a beautiful weekend.
Let Freedom Ring!
TTFN~ Marydon

Vee said...

Oh I remember making these one Christmas. They certainly do come out pretty and, as I recall, very tasty, too. Hope that you'll give it a try some fine day.

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

They make the yummiest cookie-thingies. Especially when sprinkled with powdered sugar. Oh yum!
Have a great weekend!

Kaila said...

Yep, as others above noted, these are rosette irons and fairly popular around here. They always remind me of thin funnel cakes.

Check out http://www.ehow.com/how_5022265_cookies-off-rosette-iron.html

Kaila said...

I'm back again. I just realized that the link I listed above--while helpful in explaining the "cookies," is kind of crazy in leading you to a recipe. So, check out the following links for very similar recipes:

http://www.ehow.com/how_5022265_cookies-off-rosette-iron.html

http://www.christmas-cookies.com/recipes/recipe18.rosettes.html

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1610,128190-251195,00.html

deborahspalette said...

Those are super yummy. Thanks for the memory, mom used to make them top with powdered sugar. Just stopped by via www.artnsoulbydeborah.com Have a blessed weekend, Deborah, stop by some time.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Glad you found out what you've got. My mum makes rosettes every Christmas...and we eat them til we're stuffed! So delicious and crispy and full of happy memories. Now that you know what you've got, you can start your own tradition!
Enjoy your holiday weekend!
xoxo
Donna

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Diane! Glad you found out what they were. I was also thinking of some type of branding for wood. I guess I have crafting on the brain for most objects. Have a great weekend! :)

Marie said...

Can't wait to see your Rosettes!!

desi said...

My Grammy had these. I remember seeing them around. I never much liked her pastries and such, but her homemade chocolate cake....MMMMM! Great find! :)

Jans Gourds said...

We wanna see a picture of your succes when you get a batch made. I remember my 1st Mother-in-law making them. She had a big family.
they were wonderful a light and yummy served with ice cream.

In the Light of the Moon said...

At first I was thinking some sort of waffle maker,but when you mentioned the rosettes..oohhhh sounds yummy!!!Making me hungry!!Have a wonderful day!!Warmest Regards,Cat

LaurieStar said...

We used to use one of these when I was a kid. My mother's side of the family is Norwegian. They are simply delicious in powdered sugar! (But what isn't delicious in powdered sugar?? :)

Jemm said...

We used to have a neighbor that was Swedish or Norwegian, I can't remember, and she made these. They are awesome! And such pretty utensils to make them in. Have a nice Memorial Day :)

Jacqueline said...

You had a tah-dah moment today just like me...Glad to be back with you. It was a rotten egg kind of a week for me.

I must add Sarah's book you mentioned to my reading line up!

Have a Groovy Girl Sunday doing whatever comes to mind!

Lallee said...

I see someone has already answered for you. I had one of these for years. I think I used it maybe twice ;-) The rosettes were really tasty dusted with powdered sugar, but they were just too much trouble to make.