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Recipe: #32782

June 26, 2019

"Recipe source: Cool Dishes: Traditional Icelandic Cuisine"

Original recipe yields 18 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (72.1 g)
  • Calories 239.9
  • Total Fat - 6.3 g
  • Saturated Fat - 3.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 62.3 mg
  • Sodium - 156.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 40.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.2 g
  • Sugars - 12.7 g
  • Protein - 7.8 g
  • Calcium - 121.5 mg
  • Iron - 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

In a bowl of an electric mixer cream together the butter and sugar and then whisk in the egg and buttermilk.

Step 2

In another bowl combine half of the flour with the rest of the dry ingredients (baking powder - lemon zest) and stir mixture into wet ingredients to make a dough, adding more flour until dough is no longer sticky.

Step 3

On a floured board knead dough until smother and then divide it into 2 pieces. Roll each piece out onto a floured board. Cut into 3 cm wide strips and then cut each strip diagonally into 6 pieces. Cut a slit in each piece and pull the top corner of the piece through the slit.

Step 4

In a deep fryer and large skillet heat the vegetable oil or fat (Crisco or Lard) to 180 degrees C and fry the bows, a few at a time for about 2 minutes on each side, turning once or until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.