Vasaloppet (Swedish for ‘The Vasa Race’) is an annual long-distance cross-country ski race held on the first Sunday of March. The 90 km (56 miles) course starts in the village of Sälen and ends in the town of Mora in northwestern Dalarna, Sweden. It is the oldest and longest cross-country ski race in the world, as well as the race with the highest number of skiers.
The race was inspired by a notable journey made by King Gustav Vasa when he fleeing from Christian II’s soldiers in 1520. The modern competition started in 1922 and it has been a part of the Worldrace events since 1978.
It should not be surprising that these cookies have a crescent shape. Punch out round cakes with a glass and then fold them. Fill the cookies with vanilla cream, jams or as here, with prune filling. The dough gives about 40 cookies.
A recipe for classic Norwegian almond bars found on mills.no
Aristocrats are small finger thick and cylindrical almond cakes. The cakes are usually decorated by brushing them with eggs and sprinkling them with nib sugar. A portion of this recipe gives about 50 cakes.
A recipe for Christmas cookies that has been baked in Norway in over 100 years found on mills.no
Serina cookies are small and round with pattern made with a fork and decorated with chopped almonds and nib sugar. Serina cookies are a must among the classic seven sorts for very many Norwegians and have been baked in Norway for over 100 years. The recipe makes about 60 cookies.
A cookie recipe found in “Cooky Jar Favourites” published by the Tested Recipe Institute in 1960
Peanut butter, raisins and oats should give these cookies the perfect chewiness. Just the thing with a glass of lemonade for the children of the Norwegian post-war baby boom which I was a part back in 1960 when this book was published. Little Ted was 7 back then.