Orange Mousse / Appelsinfromasj

An airy dessert recipe found in “Mat for Alle”
(Food for Everyone) published by Tiden Norske Forlag in 1985

Orange Mousse / Appelsinfromasj

I have to confess that I have never been particularly excited about dessert gellies. Even as  a child, I had to drown them in custard sauce to manage to get them down. But mousse on the other hand, now we’re talking dessert – Ted

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Prosecco Jelly Squares / Prosecco Geléruter

A recipe for some grown-up sweets found on
Prosecco Jelly Squares / Prosecco Geléruter

Add some grown-up sparkle with these delicious jelly squares
for your Easter sweets.

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Knox Dainties / Knox Gelegotteri

Lovely jelly sweets recipes found in “Knox Gelatine Dainty Desserts – Salads – Candies” published in  1927”Knox Dainties / Knox Gelegotteri

I have to admit that I love homemade sweets. We always made marzipan, cream and chocolate caramels and candied fruit for Christmas when I was a kid and the thought of those can still make me drift off into lovely childhood memories. I think it’s time to start planning the easter sweets – Ted

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Chocolate Sponge anno 1927 / Sjokoladepudding anno 1927

A classic chocolate dessert found in “Knox Gelatine – Dainty Desserts  – Candies – Salads” published in 1927
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I mentioned in the previous post that I loved thin pancakes, but to be honest, I’m sort of a all round dessert kind of guy. So you might already have guessed, I love chocolate desserts too

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Rose Turkish Delight / Rosa Turkish Delight

A great Christmasy sweets recipe found on Turkish Delight_goodtoknow_post

Delicately flavoured with rosewater, these homemade Turkish Delights look gorgeous and taste wonderful. A great gift. This easy rose Turkish Delight recipe makes 36-49 squares and is the perfect food gift to wrap up in cellophane bags and give to loved ones. It’s a classic recipe that you’ll want to make time and time again.

Don’t forget to dust each cube with icing sugar before handing to friends and family. Once you’ve made your Turkish Delight store in a cool, dry place (but not in the fridge) for up to 1 week. This recipe is not suitable for freezing. Turkish Delight like most recipes to best made and eaten on the same day.

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Caviar Mousse and Caviar Cream / Kaviarmousse og Kaviarkrem

Recipes for a delicious starter and a smooth sandwich spread found in ”Cappelens Kokebok” (Cappelen’s Cook Book)
published in 1991


originalCaviar made with smoked cod roe is a very popular sandwich spread in Scandinavia and are available both in glass jars and in tubes like this one.

The caviar mousse and caviar cream in these recipes are made with unsmoked roe from cod or similar fish and that makes for a lot milder and smoother taste.


Jane Austen’s Flummery

A dessert recipe inspired by Jane Austen’s novels
found in
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Whether it’s breakfast at Northanger Abbey, tea and cake at Mansfield Park, or one of Mrs Bennet’s dinners to impress, food is an important theme in Jane Austen’s novels. And now, Austen fans can recreate the dishes featured in the author’s works, thanks to new book “Dinner with Mr Darcy” by Pen Vogler

Flummery is a white jelly, which was set in elegant molds or as shapes in clear jelly. Its delicate, creamy taste goes particularly well with rhubarb, strawberries, and raspberries. A modern version would be to add the puréed fruit to the ingredients, taking away the same volume of water.

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Chocolate and Coffee Bavarois / Sjokolade og Kaffe Bavarois

A rather posh dessert recipe found in Valerie Barrett’s
“The Chocolate Book” published in 1987
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Bavarois or Bavarian cream is a classic dessert that was included in the repertoire of chef Marie-Antoine Carême, who is sometimes credited with it. It was named in the early 19th century for Bavaria or, perhaps more likely in the history of haute cuisine, for a particularly distinguished visiting Bavarian, such as a Wittelsbach. Escoffier declared that Bavarois would be more properly Moscovite, owing to its preparation, in the days before mechanical refrigeration, by being made in a “hermetically sealed” mold that was plunged into salted, crushed ice to set — hence “Muscovite”.”Pannacotta”, the Italian dessert of sweetened cream thickened with gelatin and molded is comparable.

True Bavarian creams first appeared in the U.S. in Boston Cooking School cookbooks, by Mrs D.A. Lincoln, 1884, and by Fannie Merritt Farmer, 1896. The Fannie Farmer Cookbook offers a “Bavarian Cream”.

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Lime Chiffon Pie / Lime Chiffon Pai

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traditional badge americanA chiffon pie is a type of pie that consists of a special type of airy mousse-like filling in a crust. The filling is typically produced by folding meringue and/or whipped cream into a mixture resembling fruit curd (most commonly lemon) that has been thickened with unflavored gelatin. This filling is then put into a pre-baked pie shell of variable composition. This same technique can also be used with canned pumpkin to produce pumpkin chiffon pie.


Coffee Charlotte / Kaffe Charlotte

A classic cake recipe found in the Danish International Food Encyclopedia “Menu” published by Lademann in 1976
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A charlotte is a type of dessert or trifle that can be served hot or cold. It can also be known as an “ice-box cake”. Bread, sponge cake or biscuits/cookies are used to line a mold, which is then filled with a fruit puree or custard. It can also be made using layers of breadcrumbs.

Classically, stale bread dipped in butter was used as the lining, but sponge cake or ladyfingers may be used today. The filling may be covered with a thin layer of similarly flavoured gelatin.


Orange Pie / Appelsinpai

A pie recipe from an ad for Carnation published in
Life magazine in 1955


It isn’t every pie that gets baked in the oven, this one is done in the fridge 😉


Queen Maud’s Pudding / Dronning Mauds Pudding

A classic Norwegian dessert found on MatPrat176_dronning mauds pudding_post

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The Norwegian Royal Yacht Heimdal bringing King Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Norway to their coronation in Trondheim (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This dessert is also called Queen Maud’s Dessert, Queen Maud’s Mousse and Haugesund Dessert. It was first made for Queen Maud and King Haakon’s visit in Haugesund during their coronation voyage in 1906. King Haakon had just been asked to be king of Norway after the dissolution of the union with Sweden 1905, and they were on their way to the medieval cathedral in Trondheim to receive the archbishops blessing.

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The swearing in as king of Haakon VII, the first king of Norway following the 1905 dissolution of the union with Sweden. Haakon VII is sworn in in the Norwegian Parliament Building with Queen Maud on his left hand side. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Norwegian Pork Rib “Sylte” / Ribbesylte

A Classic Norwegian Christmas sandwich spread and
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“Sylte” is a classic Norwegian Christmas sandwich spread that many still make at home. It can be made from pork ribs like in this recipe or from the meat in the pig’s head. The last was a tradition in my childhood home and my sister and I thought the big pig’s head my mother brought home was both fascinating and gross. On the other hand, we had nothing against the finished product. And “sylte” is still one of the things I’m looking forward to when it’s getting close to Christmas.

“Sylte” is  usually eaten on wholemeal bread topped with either strong, sweet, Scandinavian  mustards or pickled beetroots or wrapped in lefse with the same accessories.

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Orange Soup With Pannacotta / Appelsinsuppe Med Pannacotta

A contemporary Danish Christmas dessert from dansukker.dk129_orange_soup_pannacotta_post

A refreshing, contemporary Danish Christmas dessert. Lighter and less sweet than more traditional desserts and perfect after the rather heavy Scandinavian Christmas main  courses.

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Queen Maud Mousse / Dronning Maud Fromasj

A classic dessert recipe found on

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Queen Maud mousse or pudding is named in honour of Norway’s former queen, married to King Olav. The dessert is also called “Haugesund Dessert”.

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