Sizzle recipe (a.k.a. Sizzler)

This unhealthy concoction started among missionaries in Sweden and was brought to Finland as well. A sizzle and a sauna nicely end a cold night of hard proselyting.

2.5 dl (1 cup) flour
2.5 dl (1 cup) sugar
2 eggs
125 g (4-5 oz) margarine
2 T cocoa powder
1 T vanilla sugar (or a dash of vanilla)

Preheat the oven to 200° C (375° F). Melt the margarine. Add the eggs and beat. Mix in the remaining ingredients. Pour the mixture into a pan and bake it in the oven for 20 minutes.

For this recipe to be called a sizzle, it must be served properly. Immediately after it comes out of the oven, cut a slice and put it in a bowl. Pour cold milk over it. The resulting sound gives the recipe its name. A really good sizzle will make this sound on your second helping, too.

Variation: cinnamon instead of cocoa

Photo: Jeff Pitcher in Eskilstuna, Sweden 11/89

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