An immigrated marmalade recipe found in “Nye Mesterkokken” (The New Master Chef) published by Skandinavisk Presse AS in 1974
If you can harvest plenty of plums in your own garden, or get them at a reasonable price, you should try this delicious plum marmalade. Through different detours, this recipe has travelled from the United States to Norway about 100 to 150 years ago.
Black currant will make a delicious liqueur. Liquor came to Norway in the 16th century. At that time, the pharmacies were responsible for the sale, under the label “medicine for everything”. Initially it was imported, but soon Norwegians learned to produce it by fermentation of grain or potatoes and distillation. Making liqueurs for Christmas is a long tradition in many Norwegian families, including my own.
This recipe is taken from the book “Drink from Østfold”, published by Østfold Associated Country Women in 2007. If you start now, the liqueur will be finished well in advance of Christmas.
A traditional Norwegian recipe found on matprat.no
Indulge in a classic everyday Norwegian dessert when you feel like feeding your sweet tooth after the meatballs or fish patties. This fruit porridge is made with apples, plums and raisins, but there is room for variations here!
Andreas Viestad writes: Melkeringe is a sour milk product, which is similar in consistency to pannacotta. In the olden days, melkeringe was made immediately after the cows had been milked, using strained milk which had not had time to cool down. It was poured into a milk ring which was a round, low, wooden container.
It was then set aside to sour at room temperature for approx. 24 hours. At the end of the souring process, the container was chilled at a lower temperature until it was served. It is now more common to make melkeringe using the method I have employed here, i.e. by adding a bacterial culture to the milk.
I have already posted several recipes for Norwegian sour cream porridge on this blog and here comes one more. These recipes vary from hamlet to hamlet and county to county. This one from Lærdal, for example, is made with semolina. I have not seen that before – Ted
A traditional Norwegian kake recipe found in “Nye Mesterkokken” (The New Master Chef) published by Skandinavisk Presse AS in 1974
This is a delicious dessert cake from the time when farmers made their own sour cream. There is no need for the apples in the cake, but they add a fresh fruity flavor you may have to replace by serving jams with the cake if left out.
This tasteful variation of dessert cream made with barley was widely used in the old days, because it is a grain that is easier to grow at our latitudes than some other varieties of grain. This recipe was submitted by Nes Associated Country Women in Hallingdal to Norway’s Associated Country Women recipe relay in 2012.