Homemade Norwegian Christmas Sausages / Hjemmelaget Julepølse

An old-fashioned recipe for Norwegian Christmas sausages found on meny.no
Homemade Norwegian Christmas Sausages / Hjemmelaget Julepølse

Making home-made Christmas sausages like these is easier than you think! With this good old-fashioned recipe you will make sausages that tastes amazing. Enjoy them even in the weeks before Christmas. You can make them well in advance, they freeze very well.

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Norwegian Hulda Cookies / Huldakaker

An old-fashioned cookie recipe found on mills.no
Norwegian Hulda Cookies / Huldakaker

Hulda cookies are flat and round and made with a lot of spices, including cloves and cinnamon. Some decorate these cookies with half an almonds on top of each. A portion of this recipe gives about 50 cakes.

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Norwegian Almond Macrons / Mandelmakroner

A classic Norwegian Christmas cookie found on mills.no
Norwegian Almond Macrons / Mandelmakroner

Almond macrons are typical Norwegian Christmas cookies that are relatively easy to make. They are round cookies that can be decorated with chocolate and a whole almond on top. Some also choose to use hazelnuts. The cookies have a strong taste of almond and have a relatively round, but quite uneven shape. One portion of this recipe makes about 40 cookies.

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Norwegian Christmas Pate / Julepostei

A Norwegian Christmas buffet classic found on matprat.no
Norwegian Christmas Pate / Julepostei

Pates should be generous in ingredients and taste. This pate is not hard to make and it is always a hit on the Christmas buffet.

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Norwegian Rice Bubbles / Ristopper

A quick, easy and children friendly Christmas cake recipe
found on
 mills.no

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Norwegian rice bubbles are a simple and delicious Christmas cakes, which are guaranteed to be a favourite among the children. Why not make them together with the children, the recipe is simple and it’s quick to make.

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Egg and Ham Sandwich with Green Sauce / Egg og Skinke Smørbrød med Grønn Saus

A delicate sandwich found in “Varme Småretter”
(Small Hot Dishes) published by Gyldendal in 1991

Egg and Ham Sandwich with Green Sauce / Egg og Skinke Smørbrød med Grønn Saus

This dish can be served as light lunch or a small evening meal. You may want to toast the white bread slices in your  toaster instead of frying them in butter in the frying pan.

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Traditional Saffron Pancake from the South of Sweden / Gotlandspannkaka

A traditional Swedish dessert recipe found on receptfavoriter.se
Traditional Saffron Pancake from the South of Sweden / Gotlandspannkaka

Gotland pancake with saffron served with jam and cream.
They are also called saffron pancake.

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Rolls with Dark Beer / Rundstykker med Mørkt Øl

A roll recipe found in “Mat for Ølvenner”
(Food for Beer Friends) published by Aventura in 1987

Rolls with Dark Beer / Rundstykker med Mørkt Øl

Beer in baking is not uncommon in older Norwegian recipes, neither in bread type of recipes like here or in cake recipes. It gives a distinctive delicate flavor and is well worth trying.

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The Masterbuilder’s Pork Shops / Byggmesterkoteletter

A dinner recipe found in a special edition of “Husmorens
Kokebok” (The Housewife’s Cookbook) utgitt i 1963
The Masterbuilder’s Pork Shops / Byggmesterkoteletter

This is a typical Norwegian finer dinner dish from the late fifties early sixties. Dressing up pork chops and other everyday foods when having dinner guests was high fashion at the time.

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Finnish Cranberry Cake / Finsk Tyttebærkake

A Finnish cake recipe found in “Den Store Bakeboken”
(The Big Baking Book) published by Schibstedt in 1978

Finnish Cranberry Cake / Finsk Tyttebærkake

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that we both bake and serve cakes with
cranberry jam around our neck of the woods – Ted

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Fish Fillets with Leeks / Fiskefileter med Purre

A lunch recipe found in “Mat for Travle” (Food for People in a Hurry) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1982
Fish Fillets with Leeks / Fiskefileter med Purre

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Frankfurter Pie / Pølsepai

A sausage pie recipe found in “Minikokebok – Pølser”
(Mini Cook Book – Sausages) a booklet published by
the Norwegian Information Office for Meat

Frankfurter Pie / Pølsepai

Norwegians are crazy about sausages of any kind so that we got
recipes here for frankfurter pie should in no way surprise anyone – Ted

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Norwegian Griddle Cakes with Kefir and Herbs / Kefirlapper med Urter

A recipe for breakfast/lunch griddle cakes found in “Syrnet Melk – Oppskrifter og Tips” (Soured Milk – Recipes and Tips)
A free e-booklet published by
 tine.no

Norwegian Griddle Cakes with Kefir and Herbs / Kefirlapper med Urter

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Frikadelles / Frikadeller

A Scandinavian dinner classic found on rema.noFrikadelles / Frikadeller

We associate these delicious, small frikadelles first and foremost with the Danes, but they are popular all over Scandinavia. The name, on the other hand, came via Germany, probably from Italian fritto, and refers to the frikadelles being cooked in a frying pan.

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Swedish Shrimp Mousse / Räkmousse

A delicious Swedish starter recipe found on recept.nu
Swedish Shrimp Mousse / Räkmousse

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