Danish Saffron Cake / Dansk Safrankage

Traditional Danish sponge smelling of saffron
found on dansukker.dkDanish Saffron Cake / Dansk Safrankage

Saffron has a central place in Scandinavian Christmas traditions, or the spice is used in larger cakes like here and in several traditional cookies.

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Norwegian Christmas Cake / julekake

A classic cake recipe foubd in “Mat for Alle” (Food for Everyone)
Published by Tiden Norske Forlag in 1985

Norwegian Christmas Cake / julekake

This type of Norwegian Christmas cake is a strange phenomenon, as we really bake it all year long. It is largely for sale in the stores all year too. And we call it Christmas cake whenever we eat it. It is mostly served either with just butter, or with butter and brown cheese. The name is so incorporated in people my age’s everyday speech that I do not think we really remember that the name really has to do with 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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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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Almond Cake in Ring Mould / Mandelkake i Randform

A cake recipe found in “Formkaker” (Cakes Baked in Moulds)published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1981
Almond Cake in Ring Mould / Mandelkake i Randform

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Swedish Tea Cakes with Oatmeal / Svenska Tekakor med Havregryn

A Swedish kake recipe found on recept.nu
Swedish Tea Cakes with Oatmeal / Svenska Tekakor med Havregryn

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Finnish Cranberry Cake / Finsk Tyttebærkake

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

Finnish Cranberry Cake / Finsk Tyttebærkake

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that we both bake and serve cakes with
cranberry jam around our neck of the woods – Ted

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Mazarins / Mazariner

A recipe for juicy small cakes found on  mills.noMazarins / Mazariner

Mazarins are traditionally made with shortcrust pastry and filled with almond filling and topped with white glaze, but there are many different variations with different fillings. They are usually made in small oval tart moulds.

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Traditional Norwegian Melkeringe / Tradisjonell Melkeringe

A recipe for a traditional Norwegian dessert recipe
found on
New Scandinavian Cooking
Traditional Norwegian Melkeringe / Tradisjonell Melkeringe

Andreas Viestad writes:  Melkeringe is a sour milk product, which is similar in consistency to pannacotta. In the olden days, melkeringe was made immediately after the cows had been milked, using strained milk which had not had time to cool down. It was poured into a milk ring which was a round, low, wooden container.

It was then set aside to sour at room temperature for approx. 24 hours. At the end of the souring process, the container was chilled at a lower temperature until it was served. It is now more common to make melkeringe using the method I have employed here, i.e. by adding a bacterial culture to the milk.

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Norwegian Apple Cake in Small Mould / Eplekake i Liten Langpanne

Recipe for a classic Norwegian apple cake found on tine.no
Norwegian Apple Cake in Small Mould / Eplekake i Liten Langpanne

Norwegians are crazy about apple cake and there are a lot of
different recipes for it. Here is one of them.

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Banana Cake / Banankake

A cake recipe found in “Syrnet Melk – Oppskrifter og Tips”
(Soured Milk – Recipes and Tips) a free e-booklet
published by tine.no

Banana Cake / Banankake

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Vanilla Hearts / Vaniljehjerter

A recipe for delicious small filled cakes found in
“Dens Store Bakeboken” (The Big Baking Book)
published by Schibstedt in1978

Vanilla Hearts / Vaniljehjerter

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Mini Pavlova / Minipavlova

A new twist on an old classic found in “Kremdager”
(Cream Days)
a free E-booklet published by tine.no

Mini Pavlova / Minipavlova

Pavlova cakes are named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova. The Pavlova cake is flaky, crispy and melts in the mouth. A success at any party and a cake that’s easy to make. A temptation on any coffee table.

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Norwegian Sister Cake / Søsterkake

A nice old-fashioned cake recipe found in “Gjærbakst”
(Yeast Baking) pyblished by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979

Norwegian Sister Cake / Søsterkake

A delicious and easy variation on the Norwegian Christmas Cake from back when Granny was young. The cake tastes best fresh, but is suitable for freezing. Thaw it and heat it lightly in the oven before serving and it tastes almost fresh as new.

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Roll Cake with Almond Filling / Rullekake med Mandelfyll

A delicious cake recipe found on kiwi.no
Roll Cake with Almond Filling / Rullekake med Mandelfyll

Roll cake is an old classic that never fails to delight. They are  juicy
and tasty which makes them loved by both children and adults.

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