A classic Norwegian dinner recipe found in “Gode Gamle Oppskrifter” (Good Old Recipes) published by Gyldendal in 1991
The childhood dream in the old days for many Norwegian children was to eat bacon pancakes as often as they wanted, and as many as possible. But pancakes takes time to cook, and there were usually several people round the table, so the cakes had often dispensed equally between the them.
One hardly ever hear of people eating bacon pancakes any more. That’s a pity really, because it is a delicious dish, particularly served with lingonberry jam as suggested in the recipe – Ted
A fancy dessert recipe found in “Robert Carrier’s Kitchen Cook Book” published in 1980
Robert Carrier McMahon, OBE (Tarrytown, New York, November 10, 1923 – France, June 27, 2006), usually known as Robert Carrier, was an American chef, restaurateur and cookery writer. His success came in England, where he was based from 1953 to 1984, and then from 1994 until his death.
A great dessert recipe from “The Best of International Cooking” published by Hamlyn in 1984
I must have posted several recipes for filled pancakes already, but the truth is I love them. Particularly with sweet filling like these ones. Austrians seams to have a particular sweet tooth as most of their sweets and dessert recipes tends to go rather heavy on the sugar. What do I care, I got a sweet tooth myself the size of medium battleship – Ted 😉
A great recipe for campfire cooking found on jacobs.no
Norwegians are big on hiking, whether in the woods or in the mountains and I’m no different than the rest. I’ve made food on campfires and camp cooking gear more times than I can remember. My parents loved the outdoors too, so I’ve eaten by campfire ever since I was toddler – Ted 🙂
A recipe from “32 Entirely New & Original Lutona Cocoa Recipes” published by E & S Jt. C.W.S Ltd. in the 1930s
In Context: The English and the Scottish CWS opened a cocoa factory in Dallow Road, Luton, in 1902. Like the British Empire it is gone now, demolished early in 1970. It is now a site of the Guardian Business Park, near the junction with Vernon Road. This poster dates from 1906 and is a contrast between an idealised view of work in West Africa and the impressive building with smoking chimney to demonstarte a hive of industry in Luton.
Nowadays the cocoa and chocolate is advertised as a Fairtrade product, the workers in West Africa have their own co-operative, but no sign of any factories in the UK, or wherever it is processed in the EU.
In Context: The Ancient Greeks made pancakes called τηγανίτης (tēganitēs), ταγηνίτης (tagēnitēs) or ταγηνίας (tagēnias), all words deriving from τάγηνον (tagēnon), “frying pan”. The earliest attested references on tagenias are in the works of the 5th century BC poets Cratinus and Magnes. Tagenites were made with wheat flour, olive oil, honey, and curdled milk, and were served for breakfast. Another kind of pancake was σταιτίτης (staititēs), from σταίτινος (staitinos), “of flour or dough of spelt”, derived from σταῖς (stais), “flour of spelt”. Athenaeus mentions, in his Deipnosophistae, staititas topped with honey, sesame, and cheese. The Middle English word Pancake appears in English in the 15th century.
The Ancient Romans called their fried concoctions “alia dulcia,” which was Latin for “other sweets”. These were much different from what are known as pancakes today.
A recipe for classic Norwegian hiking food found on brodogkorn.no
Wholemeal pancakes are great hiking food. Pour flour, whole wheat, oatmeal, eggs and milk in a bottle, and cook the pancakes on your camping stove or in a frying pan on your camp fire. Serve them with jam.
These petite puffy pancakes, made with a mixture of buckwheat- and regular flours and yeast for a fluffier texture, are a classic Dutch treat. They are baked in a special poffertjes pan, which has around a dozen or so tiny indentations. Popular with children, these Dutch baby pancakes are traditionally served with melted butter and sieved powdered sugar. They couldn’t be more perfect for Sunday brunch, a lazy lunch or a comforting dessert and our easy poffertjes recipe never fails.