Almond Squares / Mandelruter

A cake square recipe found in “Den Store Bakeboken”
(The Big Baking Book) published by Schibstedt in 1978

Almond Squares / Mandelruter

Tasty neat little goodies for the afternoon tea or the after dinner coffee.

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The Farmer’s Apple Cake / Bondens Eplekake

A juicy apple cake recipe found in “Mett På En
Litt Sunnere Måte” (Full a slightly healthier way)
a free e-booklet publshed by tine.no

The Farmer’s Apple Cake / Bondens Eplekake

This cake is based on cottage cheese, which gives it a slightly acidic flavor that will go great with the sauteed apples wedges.

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Medieval Monday – Gridle Bread / Takkebrød

A recipe for ale rised bread found on CookIt!
Medieval Monday – Gridle Bread / Takkebrød

Bread was part of the staple diet in Medieval times. And this is a simple risen bread which uses ale (the yeast in the ale) to make the bread rise. The ale is warmed to activate the yeast.

Many early breads and biscuits were baked on flat metal pans, much as earlier peoples had cooked on flat stones. The heat from the griddle cooks the food.

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Chocolate Roll / Sjokoladerull

A baking recipe found in “Baker’s Favourite
Chocolate Recipes” published in 1943

Chocolate Roll / Sjokoladerull
If you like both chocolate and mint, this is the cake for you

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Cocoanut Rusks / Kokoskavringer

A baking recipe found in “Good Luck Recipes”
published by John F Jelke Co in 1916Cocoanut Rusks / Kokoskavringer

For a book close to a hundred years old, “Good Luck Recipes” features an amazing 32 large full colour illustrations like the one I’ve used
when making the image above. John F Jelke must have sold
an awful lot of margarine

Ted
Winking smile

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Traditional Norwegian Thin Bread / Tynnbrød

A traditional Norwegian pan fried bread recipe found in
“Den Store Bakeboken” (The Big Baking Book)
published by Schibstedt in 1978

Traditional Norwegian Thin Bread / Tynnbrød

Here is an old recipe for thin bread that was common before people got stoves in theirhomes. Since it calls for baking in a frying pan, the recipe is of course also well suitable for camping cooking. The frying pan works just as well on the campfire as it does on the stovetop at home – Ted

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Good Old Fashioned Norwegian Wort Cake / God Gammeldags Vørterkake

A traditional Norwegian baking recipe found on kiwi.no
Good Old Fashioned Norwegian Wort Cake / God Gammeldags Vørterkake

The sediments from beer brewing was the start of the oldest
Norwegian sweet yeast baking. We have eaten  wort cakes
for over 300 years in Norway.

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Norwegian wort beer is a non-alcoholic drink made from water, malt and hops and added carbonic acid. In principle, wort beer is beer that has not been through fermentation. In Norway, wort beer is typically dark, roughly looking like Guinness. Wort beer is brewed by Ringnes, Hansa and Aass today.

Wort beer contains some minerals, malt sugar and some b vitamins. Maltese sugar provides fast energy, and the beer is therefore good as a sport drink. The beer is dark, sweet and with a little taste of hops.

Butter Cake / Smørkake

A classic cake recipe found in “Mine Lekreste Kaker” (My Most Delicious Cakes) published by Teknologisk Forlag in 1994
Butter Cake / Smørkake

A classic Scandinavian cake not different from the Chelsea Buns
in appearance.

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Spice Cake with Strawberries / Krydderkake med Jordbær

En Cake recipe found in “Nye Mesterkokken” (The New Master
Chef) utgitt av Skandinavisk Presse AS i 1974

Spice Cake with Strawberries / Krydderkake med Jordbær

This is a juicy, fresh cake with a nice taste of strawberries, which really makes it different and special. It is all right to use overripe berries, and you can also vary the seasoning as desired.

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Devon Scones / Scones fra Devon

A traditional baking recipe from Devon found on essentiallyengland.com
Devon Scones / Scones fra Devon

A Heavenly Treat for Tea Time!

Devon scones and jam must be one of the most wonderful things
to have with a traditional afternoon tea! They’re on the menu at
every teashops and even British Airways serve them on their flights.

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Focaccia with Rosemary and Onion / Focaccia med Rosmarin og Løk

A bread recipe found on “The Camping Cookbook”
published by Go Outdoors in 2016

Focaccia with Rosemary and Onion / Focaccia med Rosmarin og Løk

Bread is a real food staple yet so many people buy a loaf at the store, depriving themselves of the love, the smell and the sense of satisfaction that is baking. Making bread outside is just as easy as picking it up from the supermarket. All you need is a cast iron frying pan and some foil.

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Varm Brie with Bacon / Varm Brie med Bacon

A delicious snack/lunch recipe found on gilde.noVarm Brie with Bacon / Varm Brie med Bacon

Baked brie wrapped in bacon, roasted hazlenuts, fried apple wedges,
thyme and honey sounds like a mix made in heaven if you as me – Ted

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Norwegian Wheat Biscuits / Hvetekjeks

A classic Norwegian  biscuit recipe  found in “Den Store Bakeboken” (The Big Baking Book) published Schibstedt in 1978Norwegian Wheat Biscuits / Hvetekjeks

Biscuits, whether made with rye, oats or wheat, are very popular
in Norway. Any biscuit with good butter and Norwegian goat cheese
will bring good childhood memories for most of us. At least for me

Ted
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The Plum Tart from “The Light Years” / Plummeterten fra "The Light Years"

A baking recipe inspired by literature found on theguardian.com
The Plum Tart from “The Light Years” / Plummeterten fra "The Light Years"

They all had dinner – fourteen of them round the immense three-pedestal table extended to its uttermost and even then they were crammed round it. They ate four roast chickens, bread sauce, mashed potato and runner beans followed by plum tart and what the Duchy called Shape – blancmange.

From “The Light Years” by Elizabeth Jane Howard

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Hungarian Dobos Torte / Ungarsk Dobos Torte

A classic Continental 19th century cake recipe found in
“The Chocolate Book” by Valerie Barrett published in 1987

Hungarian Dobos Torte / Ungarsk Dobos Torte

Dobos torte or Dobosh (pronounced [ˈdoboʃ], Hungarian: Dobos torta) is a Hungarian sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel. The five-layer pastry is named after its inventor, Hungarian confectioner József C. Dobos, who aimed to create a cake that would last longer than other pastries in an age when cooling techniques were limited. The round sides of the cake are coated with ground hazelnuts, chestnuts, walnuts, or almonds, and the caramel topping helps to prevent drying out.

Dobosh or Dobos torte was first introduced at the National General Exhibition of Budapest in 1885; King Franz Joseph I and Queen Elisabeth were among the first to taste it. The cake soon became popular throughout Europe, both for its durability through shipping and for its unique appearance. With its flat, shiny, caramel top, it was simple but elegant, as opposed to the more intricate cakes of the age.

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