Vasaloppet (Swedish for ‘The Vasa Race’) is an annual long-distance cross-country ski race held on the first Sunday of March. The 90 km (56 miles) course starts in the village of Sälen and ends in the town of Mora in northwestern Dalarna, Sweden. It is the oldest and longest cross-country ski race in the world, as well as the race with the highest number of skiers.
The race was inspired by a notable journey made by King Gustav Vasa when he fleeing from Christian II’s soldiers in 1520. The modern competition started in 1922 and it has been a part of the Worldrace events since 1978.
It should not be surprising that these cookies have a crescent shape. Punch out round cakes with a glass and then fold them. Fill the cookies with vanilla cream, jams or as here, with prune filling. The dough gives about 40 cookies.
Pjalt, traditional food from Røros are round cakes that you cook on a griddle or in a dry frying pan. They are similar to ‘sveler’ or thick lefse, but are made of dough you roll out and cut out cakes around a small plate.
A recipe for Christmas cookies that has been baked in Norway in over 100 years found on mills.no
Serina cookies are small and round with pattern made with a fork and decorated with chopped almonds and nib sugar. Serina cookies are a must among the classic seven sorts for very many Norwegians and have been baked in Norway for over 100 years. The recipe makes about 60 cookies.
A traditional Norwegian pan fried bread recipe found in “Den Store Bakeboken” (The Big Baking Book) published by Schibstedt in 1978
Here is an old recipe for thin bread that was common before people got stoves in theirhomes. Since it calls for baking in a frying pan, the recipe is of course also well suitable for camping cooking. The frying pan works just as well on the campfire as it does on the stovetop at home – Ted
A classic Swedis cookie recipe found in “Cappelens Kokebok” (Cappelen’s Cook Book) published in 1995
Karin was the Swedish artist Carl Larsson’s wife. The recipe is assigned to this cookbook by Karin’s and Carls’s grandson. Today, the syrup cookies are baked every Christmas in Larsson’s home Sundborn in Dalarna. The cakes should be quite tough. You keep the toughness by storing the cakes in plastic bags together with a piece of bread.
Potash (potassium carbonate) can be purchased at the pharmacies, but can be substituted with baking powder or baking soda.