A classic Norwegian late summer dessert found on frukt.no
Plum compot is a delicious dessert that often wakes nostalgia in Norwegians. The compote has been a classic here in this country for more than a hundred years. Serve it lukewarm with a little whipped cream or 50/50 cream and milk.
They all had dinner – fourteen of them round the immense three-pedestal table extended to its uttermost and even then they were crammed round it. They ate four roast chickens, bread sauce, mashed potato and runner beans followed by plum tart and what the Duchy called Shape – blancmange.
The time for picnics is really back again here in Norway, this week has almost been to hot for comfort. That means it’s time to make fresh lemonade, bake pastries, make sandwiches and get the picnic baskets out of the cupboards and head for a nice park or the woods. Marvelous way to share a meal if you ask me – Ted
A recipe from “God Og Billig Hverdagsmat” (Nice And Inexpensive Food) publishedby N W Damm & Sønn in 1955
I grew up on desserts like these, Ready made desserts was scarse on the ground in the first 2 post-WWII dacades in Norway and what was available was both lacking in taste and quality. Besides making most of these is hardly more time consuming than opening some packages and mix and heat the content – Ted