These bars are richly flavored with molasses, strong coffee and a generous portion of ground cloves. They’re adapted from a recipe originally published 33 years ago in a community cookbook from Ladies Aid at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in South Milwaukee. Slather the coffee icing on while the bars are still warm.
A fancy bread recipe found in “Gjærbakst” (Yeast Bakery) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979
Baking bread where the dough has been given a pattern by rising in a basket or baking them in pans, clay bowls or clay flower pots makes a nice change from standard bread baking.These herb bread are baked in clay pots, and may even be served at the table in the pots.
These round crispbread are both wholesome, delicious and easy to make with wheat and whole wheat. They are great for breakfast with your favourite spread and keeps you feeling nice and full until lunch.
4 cake recipes found in “Moderne Baking” (Modern Baking) published by Freia as in 1938 to promote their baking powder
Baking is strange, our breakfast, lunch and dinner habits and menus change a lot from decade to decade, but our favourite cakes recipes hardly ever change. “Moderne Baking” was published 80 years ago and still you could find these four recipes in one version or other in just about any contemporary baking cook book.
Its nice to know there are still some constants in our lives in these times of rapid changes – Ted
A quick and easy cake recipe found in “Kaker til Kaffekosen” (Coffee Time Cakes) published by Gyldendal in 1991
Notice the word “kaffekosen” (kaffe + kos) in the title of the book in Norwegian The word “kos” is closely connected to the Norwegian word “hygge” that was adopted by the English language last year.
Both “hygge” and “kos” are a little hard to explain in English because both words are so tightly connected to the Norwegian mentality. Both words are nouns, but can also be used as verbs “hygge seg” and “kose seg” and it is the verbs that are most often used here in Norway.
Rather loosely both can be translated into ‘having a good time’ or ‘having a nice time’. Several large international surveys have shown that Norwegians are among the happiest people in the world, usually just beaten by the Danish. Our quest for having a nice time should explain a lot of that result.
A traditional Norwegian cake recipe found in “Gjærbakst” (Yeast Baking) published by Hjemmets Kokebokklubb in 1979
Please don’t ask me how a cake can end up with a name like Bee Sting. I can’t imagine anyone finding anything remotely positive with getting a bee sting yet the cake is absolutely delicious. It’s a strange world is all I can say – Ted 😉
These cookies are often baked for Christmas in Norway, but many have the sense to enjoy them the year round. They were not part of my mother’s seven sorts baked for the holiday season, but I’ve had the good fortune to be offered them elsewhere both as a kid and as an addult. Delicious stuff I can tell you – Ted
A traditional Sami bread recipe found on mytaste.no
Gáhkko is a traditional Sami flat bread /bread that has a faint taste of anise. Excellent, and delicious as an accessory for stews and soups, and gorgeous with any kind of cheese. There are countless recipes and ways to bake it, but the best way and what gives the bread the best flavour is to fry them in a dry frying pan on the campfire. It works just as fine to bake this bread on a griddle or in an oven as well. Some sami bakers make them them large, some make them small.
A bread recipe found in “The Fleischmann Treasury of Yeast Baking” published in 1962
I know white bread is not considered the healthiest of pastries, but you got to admit it tastes great. A fresh cup of Assam and a decent blue cheese on fresh white bread. That’s a little piece of everyday magic, if you ask me – Ted 😉
Oats are sweet, earthy-flavored grains. They are low in fat and cholesterol free. They are also easily digested and provide a great source of protein. Oats have almost no gluten so flour made from oats needs to be mixed with white or whole wheat flour for yeast breads. The more oats you use, the denser and more crumbly your bread will be.