Brown Sticks / Brune Pinner

A traditional Norwegian cookie recipe found on alleoppskrifter.no
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These cookies are often baked for Christmas in Norway, but many have the sense to enjoy them the year round. They were not part of my mother’s seven sorts baked for the holiday season, but I’ve had the good fortune to be offered them elsewhere both as a kid and as an addult. Delicious stuff I can tell you – Ted

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Orange Flower Macaroons / Appelsinblomst makroner

An interwar years cake recipe found on cookit.e2bn.org
Orange Flower Macaroons / Appelsinblomst makroner

In the interwar years, the Afternoon Tea had dwindled down to ‘at homes’ with guests, but it remained popular.  More or less intricate cakes and sandwiches were served with freshly brewed tea.

This recipe is particularly is easy to make. Some period recipes are quite tricky and don’t always work. This one is very forgiving and therefore it’s a good one for an inexperienced cook.

Macaroon is the English translation from the French word “Macarone”. Most have almonds as their principal ingredient, but you can also have coconut macaroons too. All are delicious!

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Almond Cake / Mandelkake

A cake recipe found in “Kaker til Kaffen” (Cakes for the Coffee) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979mandelkake_post

I told you I complained about the lack of sweetness in my old aunts’ cream puffs as a small child in an earlier post. Had the silly old bats* served this cake instead, there would have been no complaints.

* I apologize for the use of this word, but Marie, Emma and Inga always wore long black or dark grey old fashioned dresses and as a small child they reminded me of, well, bats and in an affectionate way I still think of bats when something reminds me of them. Like cream puffs – Ted  😉

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Sherry Waffles / Sherryvafler

A filled cookie recipe found in “Det Nye Kjøkkenbiblioteket”
(The New Kitchen Library) published in 1971

Sherry Waffles / Sherryvafler

From the recipe text: It can not be repeated too often that you are fairly well covered for surprises in the form of suddenly arriving guests if you in the cookie jar have finished baked cookies that just need a quick whipped cream or the like to make you able to serve something really nice – such as some sherry waffles.

As you can see from the text above, Scandinavian housewive’s greatest fear back in the late sixties and early seventies was to be caught red handed by unannounced guests without some tempting goodies to serve with the coffee. Life was hard back then I can tell you, I was there – Ted 😉

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Crostata Dolce di Ricotta – Italian Curd Tart / Italiensk Osteterte

A delicious Italian tart recipe from “The Sainsbury
Book of Italian Cooking” published in 1979

Crostata Dolce di Ricotta – Italian Curd Tart / Italiensk Osteterte

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Australian Banana Crescents / Australske Bananhorn

A fancy dessert recipe found in “The Best of International Cooking” published by Hamlyn in 1984
Australian Banana Crescents / Australske Bananhorn

In my eyes you just can’t go wrong with bananas. I love them in any form or shape, but then again, that’s just me  😉

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Liqueur Pancakes / Likørpannekaker

A classic dessert recipe found in “Desserter” (Desserts)
published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1981

Liqueur Pancakes / Likørpannekaker

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Almond Meal Cake with Orange, Ricotta and White Chocolate / Mandelmelkake med Appelsin, Ricotta og Hvit Sjokolade

A juicy gluten-free cake recipe found on meny.no
Almond Meal Cake with Orange, Ricotta and White Chocolate

With almond and ricotta, this gluten-free cake is the world’s juiciest! And with its delicious taste of orange and white chocolate, it becomes really difficult to turn down. The recipe is intended for a round mould, 23 cm / 9 inch in diameter.

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17th Century Quaking Pudding / Skjelvende Pudding fra det 17ende Århundre

A historic pudding recipe found on Tunspit & Table
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Kim who runs ‘Tunspit & Table‘ writes: England has been famous for its puddings for centuries, and the word is now interchangeable with dessert, but it wasn’t always so. Historically puddings were essentially sausages with a filling stuffed into the stomach or intestines of an animal (the word probably comes from the Anglo-Norman word bodin meaning entrails). Sometimes they were kind of like dumplings, cooked in the broth with the meat for dinner.

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Farmhouse Cookies / Bondekaker

A classic Swedish cookie recipe found on mills.no
Farmhouse Cookies / Bondekaker

Farmhouse cookies are flat and round cut cookies with distinct pieces of almonds. The recipe came to Norway from Sweden after WWII and we find it for the first time in Gyldendal’s large cookbook published in 1989. The cookies are still popular both in their native Sweden and in Denmark as well. 1 serving of this recipe makes approximately 80 cookies.

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Almond and Cherry Chocolate Creams / Mandel og Kirsebær Sjokolade Konfekt

A candy recipe found in “Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes” published by Baker’s Chocolate in 1909
Almond and Cherry Chocolate Creams / Mandel og Kirsebær Sjokolade Konfekt

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Colostrum Pudding / Råmelkspudding

A traditional Norwegian farmhouse dessert recipe found on bygdekvinnelaget.no
Colostrum Pudding / Råmelkspudding

Here is a traditional Norwegian recipe from Upper Sogndalen Country Women Society. In the old days colostrum pudding was a dessert always served after calving. Today there is hardly dairy farmers left in Upper Sogndalen. It does not matter if it’s not the first milking, the pudding sets, and it pudding freezes well.

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Karlsbader Bread with Almonds / Karlsbaderbrød med Mandler

A tradirional Continental baking recipe found in “Spennenede Mat” (Exciting Food) published by Skadinavisk Presse in 1980
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French Almond Cake / Fransk Mandelkake

A classic French recipe found in “Formkaker” (Mould Cakes)
published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1981
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Any cake baked in a mould be it a round one, a square one, an oblong one, a tube mould or a ring mould is called a “formkake” (mould cake) in Norway no matter what sort of dough the baker might have used – We’re practical like that – Ted  😉

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Lace Cakes / Blondekaker

A crispy cake recipe found in “De Nye Kjøkken Biblioteket”
(The New Kitchen Library) Published by
Gyldendal Norske Forlag in 1971
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At times one might scratch ones head asking oneself where the names of cakes come from, as strange as they often may seem. Lace cakes’ name on the other hand is no mystery, One catches that immediately. Admittedly lace are usually white or black, but anyway. . .

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