No Swedish Christmas table without Jansson’s! According to insecure sources, the dish has got its name after the opera singer Pelle Janzon, who lived in the last half of the 19th century, and was fond of both good food and drinks. One of the dishes served after the final curtain was this potato and anchovy dish, with plenty of beer and aquavite.
A recipe for a dessert full of flavour found on food52.com
A rich dark chocolate pudding that puts the store-bought version to shame. Why you’ll love it: You can never go wrong when pairing chocolate with more chocolate. Where this pudding exceeds the choco-norm is in the depth of flavor created by the addition of crisp, slightly bitter stout. Each bite hits the perfect balance between sweet and bitter – the only drawback is waiting for it to cool.
Cheesecake is a cake-like pie, which usually contains the kesam (or another unsalted cream cheese), egg, milk and sugar.
Already in Roman antiquity, a type of cheesecake was made of sour cream and kesame. Recipes have been retrieved from Cato the Elder’s collection, where he refers to two types: libum and placenta. Of the two, the placenta resembles most modern cheesecakess, since it has a crust that is baked separately.
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
This cake is based on cottage cheese, which gives it a slightly acidic flavor that will go great with the sauteed apples wedges.
From the book intro: The world-famous Hungarian gastronomy relies on its savoury, high-quality Hungarian food. There is no need to prove how tasty Hungarian food is.
Everyone who has tasted real Hungarian tomatoes or peppers knows that they taste better than their foreign counterparts. Hungarian salami made according to the ancient tradition is known and sought after world-wide. The origin protection of “pálinka”, the Hungarian fruit brandy is now guaranteed under EU law.
Veal is so hard to get hold of in regular grocery shops in Norway
that I’ve started to wonder if the cattle around this neck of the woods are born fully grown. If veal is more accessable where
you live you really should try this recipe
Contrary to most Western European shellfish soups this Russian style lobster soup is thick, filling and served with a couple of thin toasts (Toast Melba) with each serving it is hardly an appatizer but a a full meal.
Melba toast is a dry, crisp and thinly sliced toast, often served with soup and salad or topped with either melted cheese or pâté. It is named after Dame Nellie Melba, the stage name of Australian opera singer Helen Porter Mitchell. Its name is thought to date from 1897, when the singer was very ill and it became a staple of her diet. The toast was created for her by chef and fan Auguste Escoffier, who also created the Peach Melba dessert for her. The hotel proprietor César Ritz supposedly named it in a conversation with Escoffier.
Melba toast is made by lightly toasting slices of bread under a grill, on both sides. The resulting toast is then sliced laterally. The thin slices are then returned to the grill with the untoasted sides towards the heat source, resulting in toast half the normal thickness.Thus, it can be described as a twice-baked food (see rusk).
Melba toast is also available commercially, and was at one time given to infants who were teething as a hard food substance on which to chew.
In France, it is referred to as croûtes en dentelle.
And I thought Australians were sober and down to earth and here
they offer us a party dessert that borders on to the ultra-decadent.
But when you think of it, we all deserve a little decadence from
time to time, don’t we
French Chocolate is a hot chocolate, de luxe. It is especially suitable for entertaining when the serving is done by the hostess, and makes an effective, gracious ceremony of afternoon refreshments
Accompaniments for this delicious beverage should be light and dainty. Thin bread and butter sandwiches, unsweetened wafers, or sponge drops are excellent to serve.
Let this rich, satisfying French Chocolate do the honors at your next party – a bridge luncheon, afternoon, evening, or after-theatre party.
A classic Swedish recipe for boiled lamb in dill sauce
found on receptfavoriter.se
A classic Swedish recipe for boiled lamb in dill sauce. Serve the dish with boiled potatoes, crispbread and beer. Instead of fresh dill you can use frozen finely chopped dill at the end.
If you use lamb with bones, don’t remove them (they add great taste). if you got room for it all in the saucepan that is.
A pie recipe from the fifitenth century found on Let Hem Boyle
Take Cream a good cupful & put it in a strainer; then take yolks of Eggs & put thereto, & a little milk; then strain it through a strainer into a bowl; then take Sugar enough & put thereto, or else honey for default of Sugar, then color it with Saffron; then take thine coffins & put in the oven empty & and let them be hardened; then take a dish fastened on the Baker’s peel’s end; & pour thine mixture into the dish & from the dish into the coffins & when they do rise well, take them out & serve them forth.
Take a thousand eggs or more, I Volume,
Harleian MS. 279, c. 1420