If you want to make the Frankfurter Kranz Cake you need to know how to make Krokant because it is not available in the USA in the regular supermarkets. You may find it at German specialty stores. Krokant is a kind of brittle but smaller and it is using for decorating cakes and desserts. It is very easy to make at home. Happy Cooking!
Ingredients How to Make Krokant
1o0 g chopped almonds or hazelnuts
120 g sugar
2 tbsp butter
parchment or wax paper to dry the Krokant
- Melt butter with sugar in a pan or in a wide pot.
- Add the almonds and now stir a lot for about 5-6 min with a wooden spoon (not a metal one). The almonds should be slightly brown.
- When the nuts have the desired color place them on a sheet parchment paper and let them cool off completely.
- you can use a rolling pin to get the nuts separated or fill them in a plastic bag and crush them.
Keep the Krokant in a jar with a lid or just use it right away for a delicious ice cream dessert or the Frankfurter Kranz Cake.
How to Peel Almonds
If you cannot find peeled almonds, and for making Krokant you would need them peeled, learn how to peel them. It is very easy. A little bit of work though but it is worth, so you can make the Frankfurter Kranz Cake
Video (in German) to see how it is done