Norwegian Linseed Bread / Linfrøbrød

An old-fashioned bread recipe found in “Gjærbakst” (Baking with Yeast) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979
Norwegian Linseed Bread / Linfrøbrød

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Classic English Winter Stew / Klassisk Engelsk Vintergryte

A classic English dish found on Your Home Magazine
Classic English Winter Stew / Klassisk Engelsk Vintergryte
  Slow cooked beef stew with winter vegetables – the perfect winter warmer after long country strolls with family and friends.

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Welsh Cawl / Walisisk Cawl

A recipe for the Welch national dish Cawl found at
was then called
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Welsh Cawl / Walisisk Cawl

Cawl is the national dish of Wales. Welsh Cawl is a stew and made from bacon, Welsh lamb or beef, cabbage and leeks. Though more traditionally cheaper cuts of lamb are used, be warned Welsh recipes for Cawl vary from region to region and sometimes even season to season.There is no hard and fast rule.

Cawl can be eaten in one bowl, though often the broth will be served first followed by the meat and vegetables.

The flavors in Welsh Cawl do improve by keeping for a day or two, so don’t be afraid to make it in advance or save any leftovers for reheating.

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Swedish Tea Cakes with Oatmeal / Svenska Tekakor med Havregryn

A Swedish kake recipe found on recept.nu
Swedish Tea Cakes with Oatmeal / Svenska Tekakor med Havregryn

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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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Plum Marmalade / Plommemarmelade

An immigrated marmalade recipe found in
“Nye Mesterkokken” 
(The New Master Chef)
published by Skandinavisk Presse AS in 1974Plum Marmalade / Plommemarmelade

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.

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Swedish Cabbage Casserole / Svensk Kålgryta

A classic Swedish dinner recipe found on godmat.org
Swedish Cabbage Casserole / Svensk Kålgryta

A real autumn dish that is both cheap and easy to prepare. Very  simple to convert to cabbage soup by increasing the spice, broth and water volume. If you have the time,  shape the minced meat into small meatballs.

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Swedish Almond Bread / Svenskt Mandelbröd

A Swedish bread recipe found on koket.se
Swedish Almond Bread / Svenskt Mandelbröd

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Black Currant Liqueur / Solbærlikør

A liqueur recipe found on norsktradisjonsmat.no
Black Currant Liqueur / Solbærlikør

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.

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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 Farmhouse Bread / Tradisjonelt Landbrød

A classic Norwegian bread recipe brodogkorn.no
Traditional Norwegian Farmhouse Bread / Tradisjonelt Landbrød

Norwegian farmhouse bread is an airy and tasty bread that is well suited both for the lunch box and for sandwiches. With wholemeal rye, fine wholemeal wheat flour, oatbran and light molasses it is a healthy alternative.

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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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Mazarins / Mazariner

A recipe for juicy small cakes found on  mills.noMazarins / Mazariner

Mazarins are traditionally made with shortcrust pastry and filled with almond filling and topped with white glaze, but there are many different variations with different fillings. They are usually made in small oval tart moulds.

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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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Norwegian Apple Cake in Small Mould / Eplekake i Liten Langpanne

Recipe for a classic Norwegian apple cake found on tine.no
Norwegian Apple Cake in Small Mould / Eplekake i Liten Langpanne

Norwegians are crazy about apple cake and there are a lot of
different recipes for it. Here is one of them.

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