Norwegian Christmas Tea Cakes / Juletekaker

An old Norwegian Christmas classic found on mills.noNorwegian Christmas Tea Cakes / Juletekaker

These classic Norwegian tea cakes are closely related to Italian biscotti. They are crispy in consistency and common flavours include lemon, almond, ginger, cinnamon and vanilla. Many people prefer to dip the cakes in coffee or tea, and they are usually baked for different occasions throughout the year, but specially for Christmas. The recipe gives about 60 cakes.

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Hardanger Type of Gløgg / Hardanger-Gløgg

A gløgg variation from Hardanger in Western Norway
found on  tine.no

Hardanger Type of Gløgg / Hardanger-Gløgg

The apple juice from Hardanger is looked upon as almost as nobel as wine in Norway, and it makes a marvelous Christmas gløgg.

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Soft Gingerbread / Myk Pepperkake

A classic Norwegian Christmas recipe found on regal.no
Soft Gingerbread / Myk Pepperkake

This is a basic recipe for Norwegian soft gingerbread with cultured milk our sour cream for juicy consistency. Vary with different flavors like cranberries, nuts or icing on top. If you want to make gingerbread muffins, pour the batter into muffin moulds, then bake for 15-20 minutes. Glace with icing sugar.

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Norwegian Cured Beef / Gravet Kjøtt av Storfe

A Norvegian Christmas buffet classic found on matprat.no
Norwegian Cured Beef / Gravet Kjøtt av Storfe

Curing beef is simple and tastes delicious too! Here is a how you cure it. Perfect for evening snacks with a good mustard dressing and some pickles. And, of course, perfect for the Christmas buffet.

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Norwegian Griddle Cakes with Christmas Syrup / Sveler med Julesirup

A Christmas variation on traditional griddle cakes
found on
 kiwi.no

Norwegian Griddle Cakes with Christmas Syrup / Sveler med Julesirup

This kind of griddle cakes are called Svele (plural: sveler indefinite: svelene) in Norway and it is batter based cake. By size and texture they may bear some resemblance to American pancakes, but are usually eaten for afternoon coffee or as a snack between meals, served with butter and either sugar or Norwegian brown cheese or with sour cream and jam. Baking soda or salt of hartshorn are used as rising agent in sveler, which give this cake its characteristic flavour. Recipes may differ slightly according to region or to house recipes.

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Homemade Norwegian Christmas Sausages / Hjemmelaget Julepølse

An old-fashioned recipe for Norwegian Christmas sausages found on meny.no
Homemade Norwegian Christmas Sausages / Hjemmelaget Julepølse

Making home-made Christmas sausages like these is easier than you think! With this good old-fashioned recipe you will make sausages that tastes amazing. Enjoy them even in the weeks before Christmas. You can make them well in advance, they freeze very well.

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Santa Bubble-Hat Brownies / Nisselue-Brownies

A recipe for some delightful Christmas brownies tine.noSanta Bubble-Hat Brownies / Nisselue-Brownies

Cut out pieces of brownie cake with a gingerbread cutters and make fun Christmas figures out of them. The hats consists of fresh strawberries sprayed with cream cheese. The children will guaranteed come to love these brownes!

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Norwegian Hulda Cookies / Huldakaker

An old-fashioned cookie recipe found on mills.no
Norwegian Hulda Cookies / Huldakaker

Hulda cookies are flat and round and made with a lot of spices, including cloves and cinnamon. Some decorate these cookies with half an almonds on top of each. A portion of this recipe gives about 50 cakes.

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Norwegian Almond Macrons / Mandelmakroner

A classic Norwegian Christmas cookie found on mills.no
Norwegian Almond Macrons / Mandelmakroner

Almond macrons are typical Norwegian Christmas cookies that are relatively easy to make. They are round cookies that can be decorated with chocolate and a whole almond on top. Some also choose to use hazelnuts. The cookies have a strong taste of almond and have a relatively round, but quite uneven shape. One portion of this recipe makes about 40 cookies.

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Norwegian Christmas Pate / Julepostei

A Norwegian Christmas buffet classic found on matprat.no
Norwegian Christmas Pate / Julepostei

Pates should be generous in ingredients and taste. This pate is not hard to make and it is always a hit on the Christmas buffet.

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Orange Wedges Diped in Chocolate / Appelsinbåter Dyppet i Sjokolade

A recipe for simple and refreshing Christmas snacks
found on
 jacobs.no

Orange Wedges Diped in Chocolate / Appelsinbåter Dyppet i Sjokolade

These small snacks have a fresh and delicious taste
and they are perfect for Christmas.

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Norwegian Rice Bubbles / Ristopper

A quick, easy and children friendly Christmas cake recipe
found on
 mills.no

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Norwegian rice bubbles are a simple and delicious Christmas cakes, which are guaranteed to be a favourite among the children. Why not make them together with the children, the recipe is simple and it’s quick to make.

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Salt Vanilla Toffees / Salte Vaniljekarameller

A sweets recipe found on nrk.no
Salt Vanilla Toffees / Salte Vaniljekarameller

Homemade Christmas sweets have long traditions in Scandinavia. Make the salty version in this recipe or give the toffees a taste of licorice with licorice powder. Or try it with cardamom for Christmas flavors, or use finely grated citrus peel.

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Norwegian Cream Rolls / Fløteruller

A recipe for filled cake rolls found in “Det Nye Kjøkken Biblioteket” (The New Kitchen Library) published in 1971Norwegian Cream Rolls / Fløteruller

This is, as one see immediately, a close  relative of the “Kromkake”. These cakes are easy to shape and they are also easy both to make and to store. To whip the cream to fill them with is also done in a jiffy. Cream rolls are perfect for serving guests that find the standard seven sorts of Norwegian Christmas cookies somwhat dry, and believe me some people do.

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Easy Nougat Marcipan Christmas Trees / Nemme Nougat-Marcipan Juletræer

Delicious Danish Christmas sweets found on madogbolig.dk
Easy Nougat Marcipan Christmas Trees / Nemme Nougat-Marcipan Juletræer

Fill the sweets platter with these lovely Christmas trees made of nougat and marcipan coated with chocolate. Nougat and marcipan is a must in Denmark when the Christmas sweets are served. Here the sweets are shaped like small Christmas trees, so they are in addition to being a delight for the palate also easy on the eyes.

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