Traditional Norwegian Smoked Lamb with Onion Sauce / Røkt Lammekjøtt med Løksaus

A traditional Norwegian dinner recipe found on  bygdekvinnelaget.no
Traditional Norwegian Smoked Lamb with Onion Sauce / Røkt Lammekjøtt med Løksaus

Smoking is an old cooking and preserving method for meat and fish. Smoked foods get a distinctive smoked flavor that many people like. While smoking was previously used as a preservation method in the old days, the preservative effect is limited, so smoking is currently used mainly to give taste and aroma to the food here in Norway.

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Traditional Swedish Cabbage Soup / Tradisjonell Skånsk Kålsuppe

A traditional recipe from Sweden’s southernmost landscape found in “Carl Butlers Kokebok – Fortsettelsen” (Carl Butler’s Cook Book – The Continuance) published by Cappelen in 1991

Traditional Swedish Cabbage Soup / Tradisjonell Skånsk Kålsuppe

Nordic cookbook history was written in 1974. That year a bunch of Swedish foodie friends published a cookbook that would become one of Scandinavia’s most popular, Carl Butler’s Cookbook. With folded corners, patches of pie dough, tomato sauce and French mustard and an unmistakable scent of herbal spices and garlic it can be found in hundreds of thousands of Swedish, Finnish, Danish and Norwegian homes. The book put for the first time coq au vin, moussaka and paté on our tables.

For all Scandinavians who like me love that cook book it took 17 years before we could hurry to the book shops to buy the continuance. It was simply called “Carl Butler’s Kokebok – Fortsettelsen” (Carl Butler’s Cook Book – The Continuance). This recipe is from that book – Ted

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The Farmer’s Apple Cake / Bondens Eplekake

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

The Farmer’s Apple Cake / Bondens Eplekake

This cake is based on cottage cheese, which gives it a slightly acidic flavor that will go great with the sauteed apples wedges.

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Soufflé au Grand Marnier – Liqueur Soufflé / Likørsoufflé

A delicious dessert recipe found in “Fransk Bondekost”
(French Farmhouse Cooking) published by
Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in in 1980
Soufflé au Grand Marnier – Liqueur Soufflé / Likørsoufflé

A soufflé (French: [su.fle]) is a baked egg-based dish originating from the early eighteenth century France. It is made with egg yolks and whipped egg white combined with various other ingredients and served as a tasty main course or sweetened as a dessert. The word soufflé comes from the French verb souffler which means ‘to breath’ or ‘to puff’.

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Tourte aux Poires – Pear Tart / Pæreterte

A classic  tart recipe found in “Fransk Bondekost”
(French Farmhouse Cooking) published by 
Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1980

Tourte aux Poires – Pear Tart / Pæreterte

I guess we’ve all baked apple tarts and pies so why not try this French farmhouse recipe with pears for a  change.

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Country-Style Pancakes / Landsens Pannekaker

A farmhouse recipe found in “The Blue Bonnet Margarine Book
of Creative Cookery” published by Standard Brands in 1970

Country-Style Pancakes / Landsens Pannekaker

This doesn’t look much like what goes for pancakes in Scandinavia. On the other hand, they look quite like both “sveler” og “tjukklefse” and both are just as delicious as Scandinavian pancakes – Ted

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Swedish Farmhouse Bread / Brød Fra Småland

A swedish bread recipe found in “Norsk Ukeblads Store Bakebok” (Norsk Ukeblad’s Big Bakingbook)  utgitt i 1984Swedish Farmhouse Bread / Brød Fra Småland

Swedish bread tends to be a bit on the sweet side and this bread will be too. It is a matter of taste of course and bread like this will suit some kinds of spreads better than others – Ted

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Ragoût de Poissons Normand – Fish Ragout with Prawns / Fiskeragu med Reker

A delicious fish ragout recipe found in “Fransk Bondekost”
(French Farmhouse Cooking) published by
Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in in 1980
Ragoût de Poissons Normand – Fish Ragout with Prawns / Fiskeragu med Reker

Fish soup recipes are ten a dozen but decent fish ragout recipes are scarce on the ground. This makes it all the more delightful when one as nice as this one turns up.

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Matelote Alsacienne – Fish Casserole from Alsace / Fiskegryte fra Alsace

A delicious fish recipe found in “Fransk Bondekost”
(French Farmhouse Cooking) published by
Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in in 1980

Matelote Alsacienne – Fish Casserole from Alsace / Fiskegryte fra Alsace

It is not correct to use the term “cousine” of French farmhouse cooking. It is more a natural part of life. There is no Machiavellian refinements or superfluous embellishments. Wholesome, tasty, simple ingredients in dishes to suit season, climate and workload.

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Hungarian Farmhouse Bread / Ungarsk Landbrød

A bread recipe found on “Mat til Hverdag og Fest”
(Food for Everydays and parties)
published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1984
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Bread that rise in baskets like this recipe suggests often gets intricate patterns in the top crust. Well worth trying if you ask me – Ted  🙂

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