Lufsa – Swedish Pork Mould / Öländsk Fläskpudding

An example of traditional Swedish farmhouse cooking
found in “Kunglig Spis” (Royal Range) by Håkan Håkanson

Lufsa – Swedish Pork Mould / Öländsk Fläskpudding

Håkan Håkanson author of the book writes: “I found  this and other very old recipes in this book when searching for dishes for a competition arranged for old Swedish dishes.”

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Lefse with Cinnamon Filling / Lefser med Kanelfyll

A recipe for Norwegian filled lefse found on mills.no
Lefse with Cinnamon Filling / Lefser med Kanelfyll

Lefser is Norwegian traditional food at its best, and in the past, every grandmother had her own recipe. If you have never made lefse before, this is a nice recipe to start with. The lefse can be made on the regular cast iron fryingpan instead of a griddle so you don’t need any extras. The recipe gives about 10 delicious lefser with cinnamon filling.

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Pjalt, Griddle Cakes from Røros in Norway / Pjalt fra Røros

Traditional griddle cakes found on nrk.no
Pjalt, Griddle Cakes from Røros in Norway / Pjalt fra Røros

Pjalt, traditional food from Røros are round cakes that you cook on a griddle or in a dry frying pan. They are similar to ‘sveler’ or thick lefse, but are made of dough you roll out and cut out cakes  around a small plate.

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Traditional Norwegian Christmas Cod / Tradisjonell Juletorsk

A recipe for traditional Christmas cod found on meny.no
Traditional Norwegian Christmas Cod / Tradisjonell Juletorsk

Most Norwegians eat either pork ribs or lamb ribs for Christmas, but it should be no surprise that those of us who have the sea right outside the front door prefer fresh fish on Christmas Eve. Christmas cod is a traditional dish, and a Christmas dinner classic especially in southern part of Norway. If you can get hold of really fresh cod where you live and like fish, this dish is in no way a miss on the Christmas table.

I must admit that I’m stricktly a pork rib guy when it
comes to Christmas, but I’ll gladly eat cod served like this
any other time of the year

Ted
Winking smile

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Lutefisk as Served in Norway / Tradisjonell Lutefisk

Lutefisk as traditionally served in Norway from godfisk.no
Lutefisk as Served in Norway / Tradisjonell Lutefisk

Lutefisk served with stewed peas, crisp bacon and potatoes is Norwegian tradition at its best. Some want brown cheese, golden syrup or mustard as well, the lutefisk has many friends.

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Traditional Saffron Pancake from the South of Sweden / Gotlandspannkaka

A traditional Swedish dessert recipe found on receptfavoriter.se
Traditional Saffron Pancake from the South of Sweden / Gotlandspannkaka

Gotland pancake with saffron served with jam and cream.
They are also called saffron pancake.

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Rolls with Dark Beer / Rundstykker med Mørkt Øl

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

Rolls with Dark Beer / Rundstykker med Mørkt Øl

Beer in baking is not uncommon in older Norwegian recipes, neither in bread type of recipes like here or in cake recipes. It gives a distinctive delicate flavor and is well worth trying.

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Scandinavian Pan Fried Advent Bread / Adventsbrød i Panne

A recipe for traditional Scandinavian Advent bread
found on
 kiwi.no

Scandinavian Pan Fried Advent Bread / Adventsbrød i Panne

I have tried to find out something about these advent bread, but it was not easy. What I did find out was that the bread was made during the advent weeks both in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.

Great for Christmas salads and as a rough ‘lefse’ for supper during the advent weeks. The ones who are waiting for something good are not waiting in vain, as we say in Norway.

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Traditional Norwegian Fruit Porridge with Milk / Tradisjonell Fruktgrøt med Melk

A traditional Norwegian recipe found on matprat.noTraditional Norwegian Fruit Porridge with Milk / Tradisjonell Fruktgrøt med Melk

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!

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Traditional Norwegian Melkeringe / Tradisjonell Melkeringe

A recipe for a traditional Norwegian dessert recipe
found on
New Scandinavian Cooking
Traditional Norwegian Melkeringe / Tradisjonell Melkeringe

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.

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Traditional Norwegian Potato Cakes / Potetlomper

A recipe for classic  Norwegian potato cakes found in
“Mat for All” (Food for All) published by
Tiden Norske Forlag in 1985

Traditional Norwegian Potato Cakes / Potetlomper

Before the American way of eating hot dogs, with the frankfurter in a bun reached Norway sometimes in the late fifties, it was potato cakes like these we wrapped around the sausages here. Some people still like to eat frankfurter in this way. Some even make a “special”, wrap the frankfurter in a potato cake and put it in a bun.

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Traditional Norwegian Leg of Lamb Roast with Herbs / Lammestek med Urter

A traditional Norweginan lamb roast recipe from dinmat.no
Traditional Norwegian Leg of Lamb Roast with Herbs / Lammestek med Urter

The autumn’s fresh lamb with fresh herbs is a great combination. And potatoes that cook in the oven with the roast get a lovely taste that definitely will be a delight for the palate.

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Traditional Swedish Griddle Cakes / Plätter

A classic Swedish griddle cake recipe found on
 receptfavoriter.se

Traditional Swedish Griddle Cakes / Plätter

This batter will keep in the fridge if you do not want to cook all the cakes at once. The cakes are great with jam, whipped cream or ice cream. Calculate about 7 plates per serving. If you are baking the cakes with graham flour, they works well for starters or as crepes as well.

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Traditional Sour Cream Porridge from Western Norway / Rømmegrøt fra Lærdal

A classic Norwegian porridge recipe found on  bydekvinnelaget.no
Traditional Sour Cream Porridge from Western Norway / Rømmegrøt fra Lærdal

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

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Traditional Norwegian Victoria Toast / Tradisjonell Victoriatoast

A classic Norwegian autumn dessert found in
“Lettvint for Små Familier” (Easy for Small Families)
published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1980

Traditional Norwegian Victoria Toast / Tradisjonell Victoriatoast

The plums are ripe here in Norway now so it’s time to use as much of them as possible while they are still fresh before starting to conserve them. Victoriatoast is a great way to use the mature plums. Serve this delicious dessert with cold cream or yogurt.

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