Norwegian Sweet Soup / Søtsuppe

An old-fashioned dessert found on thespruce.com
Norwegian Sweet Soup / Søtsuppe

Dried fruit soup, known as “Søtsuppe” or “Sweet Soup” is a Norwegian favorite. Here’s a basic recipe – feel free to experiment with the types of fruit according to your taste and the ingredients you have on hand. The trick is to simmer the soup slowly to retain the shapes of the fruit. If most of the liquid were cooked out, this would be known as a fruit compote.

Cookie floaters lend an extra sparkle to Norwegian fruit soups and compotes. 

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Gingerbread with Fruits / Ingefærkake med Frukter

A old fashioned cake recipe found in  “Formkaker” (Cakes baked in moulds) published by Hjemmet’s Cookbook Club in 1981
Gingerbread with Fruits / Ingefærkake med Frukter

Any cake baked in a mould whether it is a oblong, square, ring or round mould, even a oven baking pan is called a “formkake” (mould cake) in Norway. I know, we’re a simple lot

Ted
Winking smile

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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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