Knox Dainties / Knox Gelegotteri

Lovely jelly sweets recipes found in “Knox Gelatine Dainty Desserts – Salads – Candies” published in  1927”Knox Dainties / Knox Gelegotteri

I have to admit that I love homemade sweets. We always made marzipan, cream and chocolate caramels and candied fruit for Christmas when I was a kid and the thought of those can still make me drift off into lovely childhood memories. I think it’s time to start planning the easter sweets – Ted

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Homemade Black Licorice / Hjemmelaget Svart Lakris

A classic sweets recipe  found on food52.com
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I got a feeling that licorice is something you either love or hate. As a kid I loved the soft sweet ones, now I’m more partial to the harder salty ones, but wouldn’t say no to some sweet ones even now. You’ve guessed it, I know, I love licorice – Ted  😉

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Candied Ginger / Kandisert Ingefær

A great sweet recipe found on chatelaine.com
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Sweet snacks with incredible flavour. Everyone will want to dig in when you open up a jar of these homemade treats.

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Almond and Cherry Chocolate Creams / Mandel og Kirsebær Sjokolade Konfekt

A candy recipe found in “Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes” published by Baker’s Chocolate in 1909
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Rose Turkish Delight / Rosa Turkish Delight

A great Christmasy sweets recipe found on goodtoknow.co.ukRose Turkish Delight_goodtoknow_post

Delicately flavoured with rosewater, these homemade Turkish Delights look gorgeous and taste wonderful. A great gift. This easy rose Turkish Delight recipe makes 36-49 squares and is the perfect food gift to wrap up in cellophane bags and give to loved ones. It’s a classic recipe that you’ll want to make time and time again.

Don’t forget to dust each cube with icing sugar before handing to friends and family. Once you’ve made your Turkish Delight store in a cool, dry place (but not in the fridge) for up to 1 week. This recipe is not suitable for freezing. Turkish Delight like most recipes to best made and eaten on the same day.

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Plain Chocolate Caramels / Vanlige Sjokoladekarameller

A caramel recipe found in “Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes
by Miss Parloa” published by Baker’s Chocolate in 1909

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Old Fashioned Chocolate Fudge / Gammeldags Amerikansk Sjokoladefudge

A sweet recipe found in “Hershey Favourite Recipes”
published in 1937
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Origin of Fudge

traditional badge americanAmerican-style fudge (containing chocolate) is found in a letter written by Emelyn Battersby Hartridge, a student at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She wrote that her schoolmate’s cousin made fudge in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1886 and sold it for 40 cents a pound. Hartridge obtained the fudge recipe and, in 1888, made 30 lb (14 kg) of fudge for the Vassar College Senior Auction. This Vassar fudge recipe became quite popular at the school for years to come.

000_fudgeWord of this popular confectionery spread to other women’s colleges. For example, Wellesley College and Smith College have their own versions of a fudge recipe dating from the late 19th or early 20th century.

In the late 19th century, shops on Mackinac Island in Michigan began to produce similar products for summer vacationers. Fudge is still produced in some of the original shops on Mackinac Island and the surrounding area. Mackinac Island Fudge ice cream, a vanilla ice cream with chunks of fudge blended in, is also very common in this region and across the United States.

Enchanted Pebbles / Forheksede Småstein

A recipe for some easy and quick Christmas sweets
from dansukker.no
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Not all Christmas sweets are time-consuming and difficult to make. These enchanted pebbles are very easy to make and takes hardly any time at all. But remember not to do like Prudy and I would have done, and eat most of the sprinkles 😉

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Anise Toffees / Aniskarameller

A delicious sweet recipe found on aperitif.no135_aniskarameller_post

I’ve promised you lots of toffee recipes so here’s another one – Ted

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Chocolate Truffles On 3 Ingredients / Sjokoladetrøfler På 3 Ingredienser

A delicious and easy truffle recipe found on godt.no128_trøffelkuler_post

Truffle Balls are the taste of luxury. These velvety chocolate balls tastes absolutely fantastic and will keep for a long time. Add approximately 1,75 ounces of for example: cognac, rum, orange liqueur, honey or coffee. Then you just have to roll suitably sized balls and roll those around in powdered sugar or cocoa. Nice as a hostess gift, Christmas gift or a gift to a colleague. Or just eat them yourself!

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Chocolate & Mint Toffees / Sjokolade Og Mintkarameller

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Toffees can be made year-round, but for many it will not be a proper Christmas without a few types of toffees among the homemade Christmas sweets.

To make toffees is a matter of training, and may not be the easiest thing to do, but when you have it licked,  the reward is toffees you can be really proud of.

The critical point is to boil the toffee mass long enough. The challenge is to find out when the mass has got just the right chewiness . boil you mass too little it becomes runny, leave the boil too long, and it gets hard as candy. If you use a digital thermometer or a sugar thermometer, you are guaranteed a perfect result. If you do not have such a thermometer, use the test described in the procedure.

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Vanilla Toffees / Vanilje Karameller

A recipe for homemade toffees found on nrk.no/mat/104_vaniljekarameller_post

Homemade toffees are Christmas sweets with long traditions in Scandinavia. Here’s a recipe for vanilla tasting toffees. Wrap them in cellophane and give them to someone you love. And if you’re not particularly thrilled with the taste of vanilla, don’t worry, there will be 6 more toffee recipes before Christmas.

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Old Fashioned Macintosh Toffee / Gammeldagse Myke Karameller

A recipe by Chef Dee found on food.com010_macintosh_toffee_page
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This is the best toffee I have ever tasted. It is a popular item at the Christmas Farmer’s Market here, and with just 4 ingredients it’s easy to make. I prefer to decrease the cooking time slightly for a softer toffee.

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Homemade Candies – Hjemmelaget Snop

Recipes from “Delicious Dairy Dishes” (Deilige Retter Av Meieriprodukt) published in 1936

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Since Norway’s national day, 17th of May, is right around the corner and that is a day when kids are allowed to eat as much hot dogs, ice cream and candy as they like I thought it only appropriate to post a candy post – Ted

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