Danish Christmas Kisses / Danske Julekys

A cake recipe found in “Det Bedste ved Julen” (The Best About Christmas) a free e-booklet published by dansukker.dkDanish Christmas Kisses / Danske Julekys

Lovely small cakes with a small dollop of delicious nougat on top.
The recipe gives about 40 cakes.

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Sunshine Cake / Solskinnskake

A quick and easy cake recipe found in “Kaker til Kaffekosen” (Coffee Time Cakes) published by Gyldendal in 1991
Sunshine Cake / Silskinnskake

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.

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Hazelnut and Passion Fruit Roulade / Hasselnøtt- og Pasjonsfruktrullekake

A fancy cake recipe found in “Harrods’ Cookery Book”
published in 1985
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If passion fruit is unavailable, use 2 peeled and chopped kiwi fruit or 1/2 lb hulled strawberries or raspberries.

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