Evening Porridge with Milk, Honey and Nuts / Kveldsgrøt med Melk, Honning og Nøtter

A porridge eaten in Scandinavia ever since the viking era
found on
 melk.no

Evening Porridge with Milk, Honey and Nuts / Kveldsgrøt med Melk, Honning og Nøtter

Warm milk with honey will help you sleep at night says an old wife’s advise – try this recipe for an evening meal with ingredients popular in Scandinavia all the way back to the Viking era.

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Viking Millet Porridge with Stewed Apples / Viking Hirsegrøt med Stuede Epler

A Viking porridge recipe found on ribevikingecenter.dk
Viking Millet Porridge with Stewed Apples / Viking Hirsegrøt med Stuede Epler

If you want to cook this porridge the authentic way, cook the porridge and stewed apples  in earthenware pots set right beside the fire. Do remember to stir quite often and turn the pot to prevent the porridge from burning. You can of course make the dish on your kitchen stove as well.

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Hazelnut Truffles / Hasselnøttstrøfler

A classic sweet recipe found on jacobs.no
Hazelnut Truffles / Hasselnøttstrøfler

Hasselnut truffles taste delicious and is well suited for both
your Christmas coffee and for Christmas gifts.

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Danish Christmas Kisses / Danske Julekys

A cake recipe found in “Det Bedste ved Julen” (The Best About Christmas) a free e-booklet published by dansukker.dkDanish Christmas Kisses / Danske Julekys

Lovely small cakes with a small dollop of delicious nougat on top.
The recipe gives about 40 cakes.

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Orange Wedges Diped in Chocolate / Appelsinbåter Dyppet i Sjokolade

A recipe for simple and refreshing Christmas snacks
found on
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Orange Wedges Diped in Chocolate / Appelsinbåter Dyppet i Sjokolade

These small snacks have a fresh and delicious taste
and they are perfect for Christmas.

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Small Chocolate Cookies / Små sjokoladekaker

A recipe from “Sjokolade” (Chocolate) published by
Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1984Small Chocolate Cookies / Små sjokoladekaker



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Nut Bread / Nøttebrød

A recipe for a juicy bread found on tine.no
Nut Bread / Nøttebrød

This simple recipe provides two tasty loaves that are nice both to give away and serve yourself. Wrap them in nice paper and decorate with a nice bow. A nice gift that is guaranteed to be well received.

Tip: Yeast baking is always best fresh out of the oven, but it’s also suitable for freezing. Make a large portion if you have room for a couple in the freezer.

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Norwegian Oatmeal Porridge with Fruit and Berries / Havregrøt med Frukt og Bær

A modern take on the classic Norwegian
oatmeal porridge found on
frukt.no
Norwegian Oatmeal Porridge with Fruit and Berries / Havregrøt med Frukt og Bær

Make a delicious oatmeal porridge for breakfast and add fruit
and berries to taste. You will not find a healthier or
better way to start the day.

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Juicy Fruit and Nut Bread / Saftig Frukt og Nøttebrød

An exciting bread recipe found on jacobs.no
Juicy Fruit and Nut Bread / Saftig Frukt og Nøttebrød

Try a bread with exciting ingredients.
Fruits and nuts make this bread juicy and delicious.

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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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Sunshine Cake / Solskinnskake

A quick and easy cake recipe found in “Kaker til Kaffekosen” (Coffee Time Cakes) published by Gyldendal in 1991
Sunshine Cake / Silskinnskake

Notice the word “kaffekosen” (kaffe + kos) in the title of the book in Norwegian The word “kos” is closely connected to the Norwegian word “hygge” that was adopted by the English language last year.

Both “hygge” and “kos” are a little hard to explain in English because both words are so tightly connected to the Norwegian mentality. Both words are nouns, but can also be used as verbs “hygge seg” and “kose seg” and it is the verbs that are most often used here in Norway.

Rather loosely both can be translated into ‘having a good time’ or ‘having a nice time’. Several large international surveys have shown that Norwegians are among the happiest people in the world, usually just beaten by the Danish. Our quest for having a nice time should explain a lot of that result.

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Chinese Pears / Kinesiske Pærer

A classic French dessert recipe found in “Mat For Alle Årstider”
(Food For All Seasons) published by Det Beste in 1977
Chinese Pears / Kinesiske Pærer

Pears, Raisins, hazelnuts, honey, golden syrup, white wine and redcurrant jelly sounds like a match made in heaven for anyone who regard the dessert as the highlight of the meal. Someone like me – Ted  😉

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Confectionery Squares / Konfektbiter

A delicious chewy chocolate cake recipe  from “Sjokolade”  (Chocolate) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1984
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Fragilities / Fragiliteter

A delicate cake recipe found in “Det Nye Kjøkkenbiblioteket”
(The New Kitchen Library) published in 1971

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Sometimes it may be difficult to understand the background for some cake name. Regarding fragilities, one may feel fairly sure. These cakes are in fact delicate and fragile, just what one in French and English would call “fragile”.

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Hazelnut and Passion Fruit Roulade / Hasselnøtt- og Pasjonsfruktrullekake

A fancy cake recipe found in “Harrods’ Cookery Book”
published in 1985
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If passion fruit is unavailable, use 2 peeled and chopped kiwi fruit or 1/2 lb hulled strawberries or raspberries.

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