Strawberries & Cream Crepes / Jordbær og Krem Crêpes

A dessert recipe from “Crepe Cookery” published in 1976
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I’ve loved thin pancakes like these ever since was a kid. There is a multitude of ways to fill them and this book feature recipes both for appatizers, lunch and desserts. I do think I love this book too – Ted

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Ryzon Strawberry Shortcake / Ryzon Jordbærkake

A cake recipe found in a booklet published by Ryzon in 1932
Ryzon Strawberry Shortcake / Ryzon Jordbærkake

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Royal Rhubarb Crisp / Kongelig Rabarbra Dessert

A delicious dessert recipe found on allrecipes.com
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If you love rhubarb-strawberry mixtures, you’ll love
this sweet rhubarb crisp.

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Summer Berry Cordial / Sommerbærsaft

A great recipe for berry cordial found on The English Kitchen
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Marie who runs The English Kitchen writes: Our soft fruit is going great guns in the garden at the moment.   It  all seems to be ripening at once.   We have never gotten so many strawberries as the bumper crop we are enjoying this year!   We  moved them into large pots on the patio, which seems to have agreed with them.  Trust me when I say that  I am not complaining!

With so much coming at once however, it can be somewhat of a challenge to use it.  At present I am drying strawberries, raspberries and black currants in our food dehydrator, and I have frozen bags of  them as well.   This weekend I decided to make a summer fruit cordial with some of them . . . something delicious for us to remember summer with in the colder months ahead.  The nice ones that you can buy in the shops are so very expensive . . . I thought it would be nice to make some of our very own.

A Cordial is a thick syrupy fruit drink, very concentrated.   It can be drunk on it’s own in small quantities, or mixed with sparkling water and poured over ice for a refreshing drink.  You can also make an alcoholic cordial:

If you are familiar with the Anne of Green Gables story, you will remember that on a lovely October day Anne invited her friend Diana over for tea in the afternoon.  Marilla had told her they could have the raspberry cordial that was leftover from the church social. Anne took the wrong bottle and the pair proceeded to get very drunk!

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Cottage Pudding

A 18th century dessert recipe found on revolutionarypie.com
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Karen Hammonds who runs revolutionarypie.com writes: “Pudding” was once a general term for dessert (and still is in Great Britain), but there were plenty of recipes in old cookbooks for “cake,” so why wasn’t this one of them? The answer seems to be that although it was a cake, this dish was served with a sauce that was poured over the top, resulting in a slightly mushy, pudding-like dessert. The cake itself was also very moist.

As for the term “cottage,” it probably identified this dish as simple and affordable — suitable for farmers or laborers who lived in modest cottages. (It is similar in that sense to cottage pie, an early name for shepherd’s pie.)

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1930s Eton Mess / Trettitallets Eton Mess

A classic English dessert recipe found on goodhousekeeeping.com
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Legend has it the original recipe for Eton Mess included bananas, so this one does too.

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Fresh Strawberry Cake / Kake med Ferske Jordbær

Another decadent, though contemporary recipe
found on
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This strawberry cake is topped with a delicious strawberry cream cheese frosting for a fabulous spring or summertime dessert.

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Lyle’s Berry Delicious Cheesecake Picnic Puds / Lyle’s Deilige Bær og Ostekake Piknikkrukker

A great picnic idea found on lylesgoldensyrup.comLyle's berry delicious cheesecake picnic puds_post

Simple to make – and even easier to eat! These gorgeous picnic desserts are fresh, fruity and delicious.

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No-Cook Strawberry Jam / Jordbærsyltetøy Uten Koking

A nice jam recipe found on bbc.co.uk/food/No-cook strawberry jam_bbcgoodfood_post

This sweet strawberry jam is soft set and incredibly easy to make.

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The King’s Pudding / Kongens Pudding

A royal recipe found in “Mat for Ølvenner”
(Food for Beer Lovers) published by Aventura in 1987

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All dishes with royal titles sounds noble. I do not know which king has lend his title to this dish, but it is good enough in any case, as a dessert for the bourgeoisie as well.

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Strawberry Cream Flavored with Vanilla and Creamy Milk / Jordgubbskräm med Smak av Vanilj och Gräddmjölk

A recipe for a classic Swedish strawberry dessert
found on recept.nu
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traditional badge swedish_flatScandinavians are crazy about their strawberries, the long days and moderate climate makes the strawberries extra sweet and juicy so of course we think they are the best in the world.

You’ll find a multitude of strawberry recipes for desserts, jams and cordials both classic and more contemporary ones. Here’s a lovely traditional one from Sweden.

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Homemade Strawberry Jam / Hjemmelaget Jordbærsyltetøy

A simple straightforward Norwegian recipe for
strawberry jam found on frukt.no

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Homemade is usually the best, and so it is with strawberry jam too. What’s better than waffles, French toast or fresh bread with homemade strawberry jam?

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Rote Grütze – German Fruit Pudding / Tysk Bærpudding

A German dessert speciality found on expatica.com
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This red fruit pudding is a popular dessert in the North. It’s made from black and red currants, raspberries and sometimes strawberries or cherries, which are cooked in their juice and thickened with a little potato starch or cornflour. It’s served with cream, vanilla sauce or milk.

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Creamy Strawberry Dessert / Kremet Jordbærdessert

A great dessert recipe found on godt.no
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If you have berries in the house it is fun to play around with flavours that blends well – this is how new desserts are born. Eggnog is made from egg yolks and sugar. Mixed with whipped cream it is called “råkrem”.

This dessert is a variation on this, made with cream cheese instead of cream. Heavy, but served with strawberry sauce and combined with crunchy biscuit crumbs the taste becomes fresh, sweet, creamy and very nice. A proper creamy dessert!

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Stuffed Bananas / Fylte Bananer

Recipes found in “Dreyers Kokebok i Bilder” (Dreyer’s Cook Book In Pictures) published by Dreyer in 1968fylte bananer_post

Banana dessert recipes both for us grown-ups and for children found in one of Norway’s most popular cook books back in the late sixties.

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