Winter Salad / Vintersalat

A salad recipe found in “Mat for Alle” (Food for Everyone)
Published by Tiden Norske Forlag in 1985
Winter Salad / Vintersalat

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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

Norwegian Griddle Cakes with Kefir and Herbs / Kefirlapper med Urter


Banana Cake / Banankake

A cake recipe found in “Syrnet Melk – Oppskrifter og Tips”
(Soured Milk – Recipes and Tips) a free e-booklet
published by

Banana Cake / Banankake

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Shellfish Salad with Tarragon / Skalldyrsalat med Estragon

A recipe for a cold dinner dish found in“Alt om Urter”
(All About Herbs) published by Den Norske Bokklubben in 1985

Shellfish Salad with Tarragon / Skalldyrsalat med Estragon

This salad makes a simple yet delicious main course
for a summer lunch or cold dinner.

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Lefse From Northern Norway / Nordlandslefse

A traditional lefse recipe from Northern Norway
found on alleoppskrifter.noLefse From Northern Norway / Nordlandslefse

There are two main groups of lefser in Norway, thin and thick.
These ones from Northern Norway are thick.

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Pan-fried Bread / Pannestekt Brød

A Norwegian pan-fried bread recipe found on
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Pan-fried Bread / Pannestekt Brød

Usually, you have to be very thorough when baking bread. However, if you bake it in a frying pan, the bread will be a bit more rustic, but you are finished in half the time and it tastes wonderful. With the sour milk, the bread becomes kind of like a Norwegian pita bread.


The Eidsberg Lefse / Eidsberglefsa

A local Norwegian lefse recipe found on

The Eidsberg Lefse / Eidsberglefsa

Eidsberg, is a municipality in the inner part of Østfold county, east of Glomma. The municipality includes the lowlands on the east bank of Glomma and the forest lakes eastwards to the watershed towards Halden watercourse. Eidsberg municipality was established in 1837 by the introduction of local self-government.

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Kefir Bread / Kefirbrød

A traditional Norwegian bread recipe found in
“Norsk Ukeblads store Bakebok” (Norsk Ukeblad’s Big Book on Baking) published in 1984


As many other traditional Norwegian bread recipes this one feature golden syrup. I know I have mentioned it several times before, but it’s important to use a golden syrupe like Lyle’s or similar and not corn syrup.

Lyle’s and similar syrups has a distinct taste that together with the kefir also used in the recipe gives the bread their particular taste – Ted


Saup Cake / Saupkake

A traditional Norwegian griddle cake found at

traditional badge2Saup cakes brings fond childhood memories for many Norwegians. The slightly sweet cake are usually eaten with one of our local goat cheeses or meat cuts, such as cured or salted ham.


Dravle from Kvinnherad / Dravle fra Kvinnherad

A traditional recipe found on bygdekvinnelaget.no438_Dravle fra Kvinnherad_post

Dravle is traditional party food from Kvinnherad in the western part of Norway. Recipes vary a lot from place to place, but it was and is common to serve dravle with milk cakes and potato cakes.


Gommo Cake And Sour Cream Bread / Gommokaku Og Rømmebrød

Two traditional Norwegian cake recipes found on serieliv.no431_Gommokaku Og Rømmebrød_post

Here’s the recipes for two traditional types of cakes from Ål in Hallingdalen Valley in Norway. Gommo cake to the left, sour cream bread to the right. Here the sour cream bread is cut into wedges, the most common was to sprinkle it with sugar, fold it in half and then break off a piece when helping oneself.

These were big favourites on the cake table in the old days. Gommo cake looks a little dull, but tastes deliciously, and it is probably also less demanding to make than sour cream bread.

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Kefir Bread / Kefirbrød

An old-fashioned bread recipe from “Norsk Ukeblads Store Bakebok” (Norsk Ukeblad’s Large Book on Baking)
published by Ernst G Mortensen’s Forlag in 1984

Another classic Norwegian bread recipe featuring syrup, but light syrup this time and kefir instead of beer. My mum used Lyle’s Golden Syrup and my sister and I always managed to sneak it out of the cupboard and use it as sandwich spread. Bad for the teeth, but oh so delicious for naughty kids – Ted

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Coldbowl With Fruit / Koldskål Med Frukt

A traditional desert recipe from “Sommermat” (Summer Food) published by Hjemmets Kokebok Klubb in 1979


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In context:
Kefir, keefir, or kephir (/kəˈfɪər/ kə-feer), alternatively kefir milk, or búlgaros, is a fermented milk drink made with kefir “grains” (a yeast/bacterial fermentation starter) and has its origins in the north Caucasus Mountains. It is prepared by inoculating cow, goat, or sheep milk with kefir grains. Traditional kefir was made in skin bags that were hung near a doorway; the bag would be knocked by anyone passing through the doorway to help keep the milk and kefir grains well mixed.
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