Vasalopp Cookies / Vasaloppkjeks

A Swedish classic found on alleoppskrifter.no
Vasalopp Cookies / Vasaloppkjeks

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.

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Prune Porridge with Creamy Milk / Sviskegrøt med Fløtemelk

A classic Scandinavian dessert porridge found on tine.no
Prune Porridge with Creamy Milk / Sviskegrøt med Fløtemelk

Delicious, traditional porridge with creamy milk. This is the traditional Christmas Eve dessert for many Scandinavians. Prune porridge is very easy to make and it is perfect after a hearty dinner.

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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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Lufsa – Swedish Pork Mould / Öländsk Fläskpudding

An example of traditional Swedish farmhouse cooking
found in “Kunglig Spis” (Royal Range) by Håkan Håkanson

Lufsa – Swedish Pork Mould / Öländsk Fläskpudding

Håkan Håkanson author of the book writes: “I found  this and other very old recipes in this book when searching for dishes for a competition arranged for old Swedish dishes.”

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Norwegian Sugar Cake / Sukkerkake

A recipe found in “Formkaker” (Mould Cakes) published by
Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1980

Norwegian Sugar Cake / Sukkerkake

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Norwegian Potato Waffles / Potetvafler

An old-fashioned waffle recipe found on norsktradisjonsmat.no
Norwegian Potato Waffles / Potetvafler

Left over potatoes turn into delicious waffles with this recipe. The first waffle iron was probably developed in the Netherlands and Germany in the 1300s. Cakes fried in irons were among the first cakes made in Norway, besides cakes fried on flatt stones and griddles. The waffle irons had long handles to make the user able to keep the iron in the fire.

This recipe is from the book “From oldemor’s kitchen” (From Great Grandma’s Kitchen), published by Østfold Associated Country Women in 1998.

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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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Norwegian Potato Patties / Potetlapper

A traditional Norwegian potato recipe found on frukt.no
Norwegian Potato Patties / Potetlapper

These potato patties are very easy to make and can be used for a lot of different kind of meals. For breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, hiking food or an evening meal. And you can spread them with just about anything.

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Norwegian Semolina Pudding with Red Sauce / Semulepudding med Rød Saus

A good old-fashioned dessert recipe found on tine.noNorwegian Semolina Pudding with Red Sauce / Semulepudding med Rød Saus

A recipe for a Norwegian dessert classic from the old days. Unlike on workdays, it was only for the Sunday dinner one could treat oneself to eggs in the dessert.

That was one of my favorite desserts when I was a kid – Ted

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Creamed Cabbage Norwegian Style / Stuet Kål

A classic Norwegian sidedish recipe found on geniuskitchen.com
Creamed Cabbage Norwegian Style / Stuet Kål

This is the only way to make most Norwegian children eat cabbage. It seems to really bring out the sweetness of the vegetable and remove any harshness that most children dislike.

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White Fishcakes with Prawn, Egg and Dill Sauce / Hvite Fiskekaker med Reke, Egg og Dillsaus

A classic Scandinavian fish dish found on deliciousmagazine.co.uk
White Fishcakes with Prawn, Egg and Dill Sauce / Hvite Fiskekaker med Reke, Egg og Dillsaus

Try this simple fishcake recipe, served with a prawn, egg and dill sauce,
which is healthy and super tasty.

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Homemade Norwegian Christmas Sausages / Hjemmelaget Julepølse

An old-fashioned recipe for Norwegian Christmas sausages found on meny.no
Homemade Norwegian Christmas Sausages / Hjemmelaget Julepølse

Making home-made Christmas sausages like these is easier than you think! With this good old-fashioned recipe you will make sausages that tastes amazing. Enjoy them even in the weeks before Christmas. You can make them well in advance, they freeze very well.

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The Children’s Favourite Christmas Porridge / Barnas Favorittjulegrøt

A Christmas porridge recipe found on tine.no
The Children’s Favourite Christmas Porridge / Barnas Favorittjulegrøt

Most Norwegian children love porridge of any kind, but this Christmas porridge is a favourite among most of them.

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Traditional Saffron Pancake from the South of Sweden / Gotlandspannkaka

A traditional Swedish dessert recipe found on receptfavoriter.se
Traditional Saffron Pancake from the South of Sweden / Gotlandspannkaka

Gotland pancake with saffron served with jam and cream.
They are also called saffron pancake.

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Thick Danish Farmhouse Soup / Tykk Dansk Bondesuppe

A soup recipe from “Mine 100 Bedste Opskrifter Fra Fad
Og Fryser” (My 100 Best Recipes from Pots and Freezer) by Mona Giersing published by Lademann in 1982Thick Danish Farmhouse Soup / Tykk Dansk Bondesuppe

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