Bee Stings / Bistikk

A traditional Norwegian cake recipe found in “Gjærbakst”
(Yeast Baking) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979

Bee Stings / Bistikk

Please don’t ask me how a cake can end up with a name like Bee Sting. I can’t imagine anyone finding anything remotely positive with getting a bee sting yet the cake is absolutely delicious. It’s a strange world is all I can say – Ted 😉

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1930s Eton Mess / Trettitallets Eton Mess

A classic English dessert recipe found on
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Legend has it the original recipe for Eton Mess included bananas, so this one does too.

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Traditional British Queen of Puddings / Britiske Tradisjonell Queen of Puddings

A traditional British recipe found on
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Queen of Puddings is so worthy of its name, a pudding filled with lovely ingredients and crowned with a layer of soft chewy meringue. As you can see from this recipe, it is quick and easy to make, is comforting yet not heavy.

The bottom layer of the puddings is made from eggs, milk, sugar and breadcrumbs with a topping of meringue; fruit is added either in the base of the dish or between the base and meringue; the choice is yours.

Use a thick layer of jam, any fruit preserve, a compote  of seasonal fruit, lemon or fruit curd – even marmalade. The variations of Queen of Puddings are endless. Enjoy

Queen of Puddings is also known as Monmouth Pudding and Manchester Pudding though these are ever so slightly different.

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A delicious German cookie recipe found on

Eckernförde is a cookie everyone likes. It has a good combination of tart lemon and sweet meringue. The cookies are named after a German town in Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Rendsburg-Eckernförde, on the coast of the Baltic Sea approximately 30 km / 18,5 miles north-west of Kiel. The population is about 23,000. Eckernförde is a popular tourist destination in northern Germany.


Chocolate Meringues / Sjokolade Marengs

A delicate recipe from “The Chocolate Book”
by Valerie Barrett published by Leisurebooks in 1987

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Mocha Cakes / Mokka Bakelser

A rather posh cake recipe found on

These cakes are just perfect for impressing a hostile mother-in-law or any other elderly relative with a dim view of your abilities in the kitchen. With a masterpiece like this on their plate when afternoon tea is served you got them all cornered – Ted 😉


Jitterbuggers / Jitterbuggere

A classic recipe found on


Ananassorbet Med Kokosmarengs / Pineapple Sorbet With Coconut Meringue

A dessert recipe found in REMA 1000’s booklet
“Sjømat På Sitt Beste” (Seafood At Its Best)
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Sorbet is just a fancy name for frozen fruit run in a food processor while adding sugar syrup. If you’ve never made it before it sounds difficult as everything with fancy names but it is really very simple to make – Ted

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Grandfather’s Beard / Bedstefars Skaeg

A delicious meringue topped cake found on hjemmet.dk171_grandfathers beard_post

A fluffy cake with rhubarb and redcurrant, and topped with delicious meringue – yum!

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Pina Colada Muffins

A fancy muffins recipe found on


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Kvæfjord Cake / Kvæfjordkake (Often Called The World’s Best)

A traditional recipe found at the Norwegian newspaper VG’s food pages Recipe by confectioner Elin Vatnar Nilsen at



traditional badge2This cake is usually said to be Norway’s national cake and is often found on a typical Norwegian cake table whether at a birthday, wedding or christening.

The cake consists of crunchy crispy meringue and a juicy piece of cake and is filled with a silky vanilla cream mixed with soft whipped cream. It is not difficult to make, but be sure to have a completely clean mixing bowl and whisk when whipping the egg whites and sugar.

Fat destroys all meringue, so make sure the egg whites are without residual yolk. For a nice and airy meringue add the sugar gradually. Beat until the mass is smooth and syrupy.

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