A traditional Norwegian pan fried bread recipe found in “Den Store Bakeboken” (The Big Baking Book) published by Schibstedt in 1978
Here is an old recipe for thin bread that was common before people got stoves in theirhomes. Since it calls for baking in a frying pan, the recipe is of course also well suitable for camping cooking. The frying pan works just as well on the campfire as it does on the stovetop at home – Ted
A WWI baking recpe found in “War Time Recipes” published by Proctor & Gamble Co in 1918
When the United States entered World War I in 1917 food was desperately needed to supply the European civilian and military allies. Herbert Hoover was appointed as head of the U. S. Food Administration and launched a campaign to conserve food. Americans were urged to voluntarily stretch the food supply by cutting waste, substituting plentiful for scarce ingredients and participating in the food-conservation program popularly known as “Hooverizing,” which included wheatless Mondays and Wednesdays, meatless Tuesdays, and porkless Thursdays and Saturdays.
The Food Administration sponsored a program to educate the people about nutrition and food preservation to help persuade them that eating less would not be harmful. Signs and posters proclaimed, “Food Will Win the War” and pitched what became known as the “Doctrine of the Clean Plate.” The National War Garden Commission encouraged Americans to “put the slacker land to use” by growing war gardens and to preserve by canning and drying all the food they could not use while fresh.
This cake is only slightly sweet. It is a cake that answers the age old question, “Is it ok to put a slab of butter on my cake?” with a definitive yes. The cake is great in the afternoon with an espresso and if it is a Saturday you might even attempt an armagnac, cognac or a sweet walnut liqueur. If you just can’t help yourself you could also add another 1/8 cup of honey.
There are a multitude of recipes for round flat bread like this to be found all over Scandinavia. Some made with wholemeal flour and some with finer flour like these ones. If you’ve followed this blog for a while you will have come across a few of them all ready -Ted 🙂
The Danes are big on bread, and our neighbors to the south is known for their excellent bakers. Here is a recipe for a traditional Danish bread often used for those fabelous Danish openfaced sandwiches, and it tastes great.
Tasty crackers, crisp bread, flatbread, wheat loaf and rye loaf baked over the fire or in the oven were served with homemade butter, cheese, honey and ham. It smells fantastic and tastes even better.
Here is a Vikings recipe for crisp bread which are easily altered if you prefer baking your bread in a modern oven. Still, why not try bread making over a fire in the garden or on the grill on the terrace.