Oat Porridge and Compote of Dried Fruit / Havregrøt og Kompott av Tørket Frukt

A breakfast recipe from “Sunt og Godt” (Wholesome and Nice) published by Det Beste in 1988
Oat Porridge and Compote of Dried Fruit / Havregrøt og Kompott av Tørket Frukt

A bowl full of steaming, old-fashioned oat porridge taste great with spicy fruit compote and a dollop of yogurt on top.

I grew up eating oat porridge every weekday as a kid. Mom soaked the oats over night and made the porridge in the morning. It was not a fancy kind like the one above, just plain porridge with a little milk and a drizzle of sugar, but I loved it anyway – Ted

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Earl Grey Teacakes / Earl Grey Teboller

A delicious bun recipe found on bbcgoodfood.com
Earl Grey Teacakes / Earl Grey Teboller

Fruit buns flavoured with aromatic tea and orange to be served toasted with lashings of butter.

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Queen’s Gingerbread / Dronningens Krydderkake

A recipe from medieval times found on theguardian.comQueen's gingerbread_post

A dark, highly spiced slab gingerbread (what the Elizabethans would have called a sweetmeat) that’s rather firm like panforte, and ever so good cut into small diamonds to serve with brandy after dinner.

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Traditional Rich Fruit Cake / Tradisjonell Saftig Fruktkake

A classic fruitcake recipe found on about.com/food/
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The success of this deliciously rich, moist cake lies in soaking the dried mixed fruits in strong dark tea the evening before; the tea adds a subtle depth of flavor to the cake. For this reason you will need a little advance planning to allow time to soak the fruits. It is worth it though so don’t be put off.

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1872 Fruitcake / 1872 Fruktkake

A cake recipe inspired by a book by Philip Pullman
found on theguardian.com
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Lunch, in their Bohemian household, consisted of a jug of ale, the remains of a large joint of roast beef, a fruit cake and a bag of apples, which Rosa said she had been given the night before by one of her admirers, a porter in Covent Garden market. They ate it, with the help of one large pocket knife and their fingers.
– From “The Ruby in the Smoke” by Philip Pullman

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