Fill the house with the smell of Christmas with these tasty crescents with spices like cardamom. cinnamon, cloves and fresh clementines. They will give you the Christmas atmosphere, and will guaranteed be a hit at Christmas.
A Christmas variation on traditional griddle cakes
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.
A recipe for a lovely spicy toddy found on meny.no
Autumn is just around the corner here Norway now, so the evenings are not that hot anymore so this simple recipe for a tasty apple toddy can be a good idea. If you love apple and ginger, this hot drink is just the thing for you.
In every issue of BBC History Magazine, picture editor Sam Nott brings you a recipe from the past. In this article, Sam recreates spiced hot chocolate – a chocolate treat enjoyed by kings and queens.
Sam writes: Hot chocolate has always been one of my favourite drinks but I have often wondered when the drink was first consumed in Britain.
I was surprised to find out that chocolate itself arrived in England in the 1600s, with evidence of it being drunk at the court of Charles I – before it was deemed a sinful pleasure by Oliver Cromwell, and banned.
This recipe is based on the drink served at the English court during the 17th and 18th centuries and the spices make it smell – and taste – wonderful. It’s also very simple to make. The drink is very rich – you won’t need a big portion – but since chocolate was believed to have medicinal properties well into the mid-18th century, you can see it as a relatively guilt-free treat!
As I write this the biathlon world championship is held a few kilometers up the hilside from my flat and a Norwegian girl has just won the sprint distance. What better moment to celebrate with a rather fancy cup of hot chocolate – Ted 😉