Refrigerator Biscuit Cake / Kjøleskapskjekskake

A no-bake chocolate cake recipe found in “The Chocolate Book”
by Valerie Barrett published in 1987

Refrigerator Biscuit Cake / Kjøleskapskjekskake

Sometimes it’s nice to make a cake that needs no baking, just an overnight stay in the refrigerator. This is such a chocolate cake, full of crunchy and sweet goodies.

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Oriental Casserole / Orientalsk Gryte

A dinner dish inspired by eastern cousines found in “Nye Mesterkokken” (The New Masterchef) published in 1974
Oriental Casserole / Orientalsk Gryte

You can easily make this delicious casserole with pork and vegetables. The sauce is nice and spicy, and some roasted nuts – peanuts or cashews – adds the final touch to the dish.

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Fruit Bars / Frukt Ruter

A fruit cookie recipe found in “Cooky Jar Favorites”
published by The Tested Recipe Institute in 1960

Fruit Bars / Frukt Ruter

Bake quick and comforting fruit bars with a just few simple ingredients. A delicious flashback from those carefree first pre-WWII decades. They’re the perfect treats to serve for everything from Sunday dessert to summer picnics and celebrations of any kind.

As Contry Joe & the Fish once sang; Bring Back The Sixties, Man 😉

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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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Easy Martha Washington Chocolate Candy / Enkle Martha Washington Sjokolade kuler

A historic candy recipe found at recipelion.com
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A holiday tradition for many families, Martha Washington’s candy is a treat that’s easy to make and even more delicious to eat. This particular recipe for No-Bake Martha Washington Candy features just a few choice ingredients, making it even simpler to prepare.

Martha WashingtonMartha Washington (née Dandridge; June 13 [O.S. June 2] 1731– May 22, 1802) was the wife of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Although the title was not coined until after her death, Martha Washington is considered to be the first First Lady of the United States. During her lifetime she was often referred to as “Lady Washington”

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The Christmas Recipes – Part 22

The Christmas Recipes – Part 22

Cloudberry Cream / Moltekrem

Cloudberry Cream / Moltekrem

French Nougat With Pistachio / Fransk Nougat Med Pistasj

French Nougat With Pistachio /
Fransk Nougat Med Pistasj

The Christmas Recipes – Part 19

The Christmas Recipes – Part 19

 

Cherry & Walnut Cookies / Kirsebær & Valnøtt Kaker

Cherry & Walnut Cookies /
Kirsebær & Valnøtt Kaker

Small Chicken Pâtés / Små Kyllingposteier

Small Chicken Pâtés / Små Kyllingposteier

Small Succulent Fruit Cakes / Små Saftige Fruktkaker

A really juicy cake recipe found on Allers/KKSmall Succulent Fruit Cakes / Små Saftige Fruktkaker

Bake these delicious cakes in small moulds, it will make them so much nicer to put on the tea table, but you can also use two oblong cake moulds.

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The Christmas Recipes – Part 15

The Christmas Recipes – Part 14

Nut Cakes / Nøttekaker

Nut Cakes / Nøttekaker

The Christmas Recipes – Part 13

The Christmas Recipes – Part 13

Aquavit Marinated Cloudberries With Raw Cream / Akevittmarinerte Multer Med Råkrem

Aquavit Marinated Cloudberries With Raw Cream / Akevittmarinerte Multer Med Råkrem

Toffees With Ginger & Nuts / Karameller Med Ingefær & Nøtter

Toffees With Ginger & Nuts / Karameller Med Ingefær & Nøtter

Apples and Yams / Epler og Yams

A recipe from “Are You Hungry Tonight?” published in 1992apples and jams_post

Ask anybody south of the Mason-Dixon line to talk about side dishes and yams always come up. This variation on the usual theme brings together two of the King’s favorites.

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Yam is the common name for some plant species in the genus Dioscorea (family Dioscoreaceae) that form edible tubers.

yamsThese are perennial herbaceous vines cultivated for the consumption of their starchy tubers in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Oceania. There are many cultivars of yam. Although some varieties of sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) are also called yam in parts of the United States and Canada, sweet potato is not part of the family Dioscoreaceae but belongs in the unrelated morning glory family Convolvulaceae.

Yams are monocots, related to lilies and grasses. Native to Africa and Asia, yam tubers vary in size from that of a small potato to over 60 kg (130 lb). There are over 600 varieties of yams and 95 percent of these crops are grown in Africa.

The differences between true yam and sweet potato “yam”

Yams are a monocot (a plant having one embryonic seed leaf) and from the Dioscoreaceae family. Sweet Potatoes are a dicot (a plant having two embryonic seed leaves) and are from the Convolvulaceae family. Therefore, they are about as distantly related as two flowering plants can be. Culinarily, yams are starchier and drier than sweet potatoes. The table below lists some differences between yam and sweet potato.

Lyle’s Dreamy Choco-Nut Cream Pancakes / Lyles Drømmeaktige Pannekaker med Sjokonøttkrem

A delicious pancake recipe found on lylesgoldensyrup.com
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Rich cream, crunchy nuts and Lyle’s golden goodness… Enjoy this creamy treat for a special morning start – or a great dessert at any time!

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Chocolate Cake with Marzipan Cover / Sjokoladekake med Marsipantrekk

A cake recipe found in “Kaker til Kaffen” (Cakes for the Coffee) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979
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Blondies

A cake recipe found on matprat.noblondies_post

If cakes like these made with dark chocolate is called brownies, and the ones on the pictures here that are made with milk chocolate is called blondies, shouldn’t ones made with white chocolate be called albinos – Ted 😉

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Martha Washington’s Great Cake / Martha Washingtons Store Kake

A cake recipe from George Washington’s Virginia home
found on
Revolutionarypie.com
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Karen HammondsKaren Hammonds who runs revolutionarpie writes: When I read about Martha Washington’s Great Cake, I wondered whether it was called that because it was really good or really large. I think the name was meant to describe its size — to give you an idea of just how big it was, here is Martha’s recipe:

Take 40 eggs and divide the whites from the yolks and beat them to a froth. Then work 4 pounds of butter to a cream and put the whites of eggs to it a Spoon full at a time till it is well work’d. Then put 4 pounds of sugar finely powdered to it in the same manner then put in the Yolks of eggs and 5 pounds of flour and 5 pounds of fruit. 2 hours will bake it. Add to it half an ounce of mace and nutmeg half a pint of wine and some fresh brandy.

Martha Washington’This cake was prepared at Mount Vernon, the Washingtons’ Virginia home, during the Christmas season and for other special occasions. I’ve seen references to Martha baking it herself, but according to the book Dining with the Washingtons, cooking was ordinarily done by servants. Martha did supervise meal planning and the kitchen closely, however, and Washington family lore had it that she made some dishes herself. I like to think she baked George a cake once in a while.

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