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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Traditional Norwegian Redcurrant Jelly / Tradisjonell Ripsgelé

A quick and simple jelly recipe found on dinmat.noTraditional Norwegian Redcurrant Jelly / Tradisjonell Ripsgelé

Conserving redcurrant has been known from the 17th century and in the 18th century the redcurrant bushes were widely spread in Norway. In Norwegian gardens there are very many bushes still, but there is little commercial production. Redcurrant contains pectin which makes it very suitable for jelly and jam. One portion of this recipe makes one jar of finished jelly.

We had both redcurrant, blackcurrant and gooseberry bushes in the garden where I grew up so this is stuff I grew up on – Ted

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Danish Roast Pork with Parsley Sauce / Stegt Flæsk med Persillesovs

A traditional Danish dinner recipe found on
familiejournal.dkDanish Roast Pork with Parsley Sauce / Stegt Flæsk med Persillesovs






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Norwegian Love Soup / Kjærlighetssuppe

A herb soup recipe found on norsktradisjonsmat.no
Norwegian Love Soup / Kjærlighetssuppe

Show love by putting this lovage soup on the menu! Lovage have been grown in Norway for centuries. Lovage is also called the love herb in Norway, so you can call this dish love soup.

This recipe is from the book “From Great Grand Mother’s Kitchen – Food and Traditions from Østfold”, published by Østfold Associated Country Women.

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Swedish Dill Meat / Klassiskt Dillkött

An old Swedish Classic dinner recipe from godmat.org
Swedish Dill Meat / Klassiskt Dillkött

A delicious old classic from the Swedish cuisine.

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Traditional Norwegian Berry Porridge with Raw Cream / Bærgrøt med Råkrem

A traditional Norwegian dessert recipe found on spar.no
Traditional Norwegian Berry Porridge with Raw Cream / Bærgrøt med Råkrem

Berry porridge with a raw cream is a delicious summer treat you’ll love.
Enjoy it outside in the garden or on the terrace when the weather allows.

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Traditional Norwegian Sweet Cheese / Søtost

A recipe for a traditional lefse spread from southern Norway found on norsktradisjonsmat.noSøtost_thumb[2]_thumb

Traditionary lefse spread from West Agder in southern Norway. Sweet cheese has traditionally been eaten in several parts of the country and is sometimes known as egg cheese. This was often a regular feature on the menu at Christmas and at other festivities.

This recipe was submitted by Eiken Associated Country Women to Norwegian Associated Country Women’s recipe relay in 2012.

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Bidos – Sami Reindeer Soup / Samisk Reinsdyrsuppe

A traditional Sami dinner recipe found on rema.no
Bidos – Sami Reindeer Soup / Samisk Reinsdyrsuppe

Pure dinner happiness. Bidos is a rich Sami reindeer soup. Traditionally, this rustic dish is made with larger meat pieces, but thinly sliced reindeer meat works just as well.

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Lefse From Northern Norway / Nordlandslefse

A traditional lefse recipe from Northern Norway
found on alleoppskrifter.noLefse From Northern Norway / Nordlandslefse

There are two main groups of lefser in Norway, thin and thick.
These ones from Northern Norway are thick.

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Traditional Norwgian Cream Ring / Fløterand

A classic Norwegian dessert recipe found on matprat.no
Traditional Norwgian Cream Ring / Fløterand

Cream ring is a type of cream pudding where the cream should not be heated during the cooking. The ring taste deliciously with a fresh touch that goes perfectly with fruit and berries and of course fruit or berry compotes

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Traditional Norwegian Barley Soup / Grynsodd

A classic Norwegian farmhouse recipe found in
“Gode, Gamle Oppskrifter” (Delicious Old Recipes)
published by Gyldendal in 1991

Traditional Norwegian Barley Soup / Grynsodd

A tempting soup with plenty of rutabaga, carrot, cabbage and potatoes. And with small pieces of meat as “spice”.

If you use vegetable broth instead of beef broth in this soup, it will make first-rate vegetarian food. The combination of whole barley, vegetables and potatoes is perfect. Serve it with bread and you have a full meal.

If you want the soup thicker, more like a stew, you just add a little more barley and more potatoes and vegetables.

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Traditional Norwegian Beef and Beans / Kjøtt og Bønner

A traditional Norwegian dinner recipe found on 
alleoppskrifter.no
Traditional Norwegian Beef and Beans / Kjøtt og Bønner

All Western countries have their own versions of meat and beans dishes. This is one of the Norwegian ones.

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Danish Fried Herring with Beetroot Salad / Stegte Sild med Rødbedesalat

A traditional Danish dinner recipe found on
familiejournal.dk
Danish Fried Herring with Beetroot Salad / Stegte Sild med Rødbedesalat

Anyone who knows a little about Scandinavian food in the old times knows that herring, both fresh and salted, was a central part of the diet not just along the coast. Barrels of salted herring were easy to transport and became part of the diet also on the countryside.

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18th Century Potatoe Balls / Potetballer fra det 18ende Århundre

A traditional relish/dinner recipe found on recipes,history.org
18th Century Potatoe Balls / Potetballer fra det 18ende Århundre

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this recipe is Mary Randolph’s direction to boil the potatoes with skin on to keep the starch in for frying. In many historic recipes, the technique is not spelled out as one would require in modern recipes. However, 18th century cookbook authors assumed that the reader was already a cook and familiar with a variety of processes.

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Norwegian Traditional Velvet Porridge / Fløyelsgrøt

A recipefor a traditional Norwegian Saturday porridge
found on
norsktradisjonsmat.no

Norwegian Traditional Velvet Porridge / Fløyelsgrøt

Delicious porridge with long traditions. This recipe is taken from  “Traditionskost fra Ringerike” (Traditional Food from Ringerike), published in 1996.

Here we can read that porridge and gruel were widely used in theold days. Water porridge and milk porridge were most common everyday, while velvet porridge was usually served on Saturday afternoon. An old farmhand from Ådalen once said, “If theres no porridge, I might as well stay here.” He was out working out in the fields and saw no reason to walk up to the farmhouse to eat the evening meal if there was no porridge on the table.

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