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.
A recipe for a flavourful bread found on BBCfood
Serve this richly flavoured bread with a ploughman’s lunch
of chutney, pickled onions, apple and celery slices,
radishes and your favourite cheese.
A traditional Norwegian baking recipe found on kiwi.no
The sediments from beer brewing was the start of the oldest
Norwegian sweet yeast baking. We have eaten wort cakes
for over 300 years in Norway.
Norwegian wort beer is a non-alcoholic drink made from water, malt and hops and added carbonic acid. In principle, wort beer is beer that has not been through fermentation. In Norway, wort beer is typically dark, roughly looking like Guinness. Wort beer is brewed by Ringnes, Hansa and Aass today.
Wort beer contains some minerals, malt sugar and some b vitamins. Maltese sugar provides fast energy, and the beer is therefore good as a sport drink. The beer is dark, sweet and with a little taste of hops.
A classic Scandinavian cake recipe found on droetker.no