Spice Cake with Strawberries / Krydderkake med Jordbær

En Cake recipe found in “Nye Mesterkokken” (The New Master
Chef) utgitt av Skandinavisk Presse AS i 1974

Spice Cake with Strawberries / Krydderkake med Jordbær

This is a juicy, fresh cake with a nice taste of strawberries, which really makes it different and special. It is all right to use overripe berries, and you can also vary the seasoning as desired.

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Old-Fashioned Strawberry Preserves / Gammeldags Jordbærsyltetøy

A preserve recipe found on what was then called about.comOld-Fashioned Strawberry Preserves / Gammeldags Jordbærsyltetøy

This quick and easy recipe for strawberry preserves is made without added pectin. It’s a vintage recipe and it makes about four half-pint jars.

A candy thermometer is recommended for the best results. There are other methods for testing the preserves. See the jelling tests below the recipe.

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Strawberry Ice Cream / Jordbæriskrem

A dessert recipe found in “Borden’s Eagel Brand Book of Recipes”
published by Borden’s Condenced Milk Company in the 1930s

Strawberry Ice Cream / Jordbæriskrem

I love ice cream, there’s no way to hide it, no way to deny it. I don’t care if it is pistachio. brittle, strawberry or whatever other type of ice cream you can think of. I simply love it – Ted

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Filled Avocado with Strawberry Dressing / Fylt Avocado med Jordbærdressing

A starter/dessert recipe fond in “Sundt og Godt”  (Healthy
and Delicious) published by Det Beste in 1988

Filled Avocado with Strawberry Dressing / Fylt Avocado med Jordbærdressing

Most of us come across recipes for stuffed avocado from time to time, but it is usually as appetizers stuffed with shrimp salad or similar fillings. But I must say this variant was at least new to me, I even find it a little hard to see if it is a starter or a dessert – Ted

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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
Royal Rhubarb Crisp / Kongelig Rabarbra Dessert

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
about.com/food/

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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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