Greek Walnut and Brandy Cake / Gresk Valnøtt- og Brandykake

A juicy cake recipe found in “90 Years of KitchenAid –
The Cook Book” published in 2009

Greek Walnut and Brandy Cake / Gresk Valnøtt- og Brandykake

This syrup-soaked walnut cake is best served with a cup of espresso coffee. If the Metaxa is too strong for you, you could replace it with a fortified wine such as Vin Santo or sherry.

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Orange Blossom Crepes / Orange Blossom Pannekaker

A dessert recipe from “Crepe Cookery” published in 1976
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Nothing livens up a dinner party more than a dessert being flambéed at the table. Combined with this simply delicious cream cheese filling you are sure to round off the dinner with a booming success.

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Chicken Grand Duchesse / Kylling Grand Duchesse

A delicious chicken recipe found in “Fjærfe På Menyen” (Poultry On The Menu) published by Den Norske Bokklubben in 1984Chicken Grand Duchesse / Kylling Grand Duchesse

I haven’t the faintest idea about what grand duchess it is who has given name to this dish, but it is at least reasonable to assume that she was fond of chicken. Neither do I know if grande duchess salad, grand duchess cocktail and grand duchess consomme is credited to the same lady or if it is common among great chefs to dedicate dishes to grand duchesses without bothering to tell us which grand duchess. Whatever, the chicken dish in question does look absolutely delicious – Ted 🙂

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French Waffles / Franske Vafler

A classic French recipe from “Dessertkaker” (Dessert Cakes) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1980
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They may be called waffles although they don’t look like any waffles I’ve ever seen. But trust the French to come up with a delicious dessert cake anyway. Waffles or not they certainly look good enough to eat – Ted  😉

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The Christmas Recipes – Part 7

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Danish Cardinal Punch / Dansk Kardinalpunch
Danish Cardinal Punch / Dansk Kardinalpunch

Grapefruit In Brandy / Grapefrukt I Konjakk
Grapefruit In Brandy / Grapefrukt I Konjakk

Cured Beef / Gravet Oksekjøtt
Cured Beef / Gravet Oksekjøtt

British Onion Soup with Red Leicester Toast / British Løksuppe med Rød Leicester Toast

A classic British soup recipe found on goodhousekeeping.co.uk
British Onion Soup with Red Leicester Toast / British Løksuppe med Rød Leicester Toast

Mouth-watering Red Leicester toasts are the perfect accompaniment to this fabulous British onion soup.

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Martha Washington’s “Excellent Cherry Bounce” / Martha Washingtons "Utmerkede Kirsebær Bounce"

A historic cherry liqueur recipe found on Revolutionary Pie
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The girl who runs Revolutionary Pie writes: Bounce is made from sour cherries, sugar, and liquor such as brandy, rum, or whiskey. Martha’s recipe, which was found in her papers although not in her handwriting, called for brandy. This drink was one of George’s favorites. He even took it along on journeys — on a trip west in 1784, in search of a commercial waterway from the Atlantic to the Mississippi Valley, he packed canteens of Madeira, port, and bounce.

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Swedish Port Wine Punch / Svensk Portvinspunch

A classic punch recipe found in “MENU – Internationalt Madleksikon” (MENU – International Food Encyclopedia) published by Lademann in 1976
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I don’t know about you, but around my neck of the woods it’s getting rather cold. Autumn is creeping steadily towards winter and hot beverages, with or without alcohol are certainy the order of the day. This Swedish punch is usually served during Christmas, but don’t let that stop you from making a batch right now. You can always make more for Christmas – Ted  😉

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Little Pots of Chocolate / Små Boller med Sjokolade

A delisious dessert recipe found in “Robert Carrier’s Kitchen
Cook Book
published by Marshall Cavendish Ltd in 1980
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The combination of chocolate and oranges spiked with either Grand Marnier or cognac makes this dessert an absolute feast for the those small but sensitive tastebuds – Ted

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Crayfish Soup with Puff Lids / Krepsesuppe med Butterdeigslokk

A classic recipe from “God Mat fra Sjøen”
(Nice Food From The Sea) published in 1984
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I’ve been catching freshwater crayfish from I was 6 years old and well up into my years as a grown man. Here in Norway we usually eat them as simply as possible, with freshly baked white bread, mayonnaise, lemon wedges for drizzling and freshly  ground pepper. And beer and aquavit or white wine of course. But this recipe looks absolutely worth trying for a bit of change – Ted

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Sherry Trifle / Sherrydessert

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This traditional trifle recipe couldn’t be easier, use ready-made custard and sponge to save time.

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Soft Cream Mousse With Brandy-Oranges / Myk Fløtefromasj Med Konjakk-Appelsiner

A delicious dessert from “Desserter” (Desserts)
published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1981
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Oranges were quite popular in desserts when I was a kid and my mother often made a simple but very good dessert called orange cream. It was simply whipped cream tasted with orange juice and mixed with thin slices of oranges like the dessert in this recipe and she topped it with grated chocolate. I loved that dessert – Ted

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Mulled White Wine & Spiced Tea / Hvit Gløgg & Krydret Te

Two delicious Christmassy hot drinks  from “Nye Mesterkokken”
(The New Master Chef) published in 1974
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It is at this time of the year the hot, spicy drinks are most popular, now when it is cold and miserable outside. Here you get a variant of the usual mulled white wine, and moreover you will find recipe for a delightful, spicy tea.

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Café Brûlot – Burning Coffee / Brændende Kaffe

A delicious Christmas coffee recipe from
“MENU Juleretter” (MENU Christmas Dishes) published by
Lademann in 1976
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Café Brûlot stems from New Orleans originally, but has been absorbed by the Scandinavian Christmas tradition long ago, with our relationship with coffee there was of course no way we would let a classic like this pass us by.  Prepared at the table like suggested in the recipe it is perfect for Scandinavian Christmas cosiness.

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Spicy Christmas Ice Cream / Krydret Juleis

A fancy spiced Christmas ice cream found on dinmat.no118_krydret juleis_post

This is an ice cream that will rock your Christmas dinner. An ice cream full of of everything that reminds us of Christmas, roasted nut, dried fruit, spices and brandy. You simply can’t fail on the big day with an ice cream like that.

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