Bakewell Tart / Bakewell Terte

An afternoon tea classic  found on chatelaine.com
Bakewell Tart / Bakewell Terte

Tradition has it that the layering in Bakewell tart (in this case, a sweet, buttery filling over huckleberry jam) was a mistake that caught on. Served with whipped cream and fresh berries, this classic British confection is a proper dessert, or perfect for high tea. This dish is part of the pub fare on the menu at many pubs.

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Wipped Cream Cake / Kake av Pisket Kremfløte

A cake recipe from“The Presto Recipe Book for
Little Girls and Their Mothers” published by
Hecker Products Corporation in 1939

Wipped Cream Cake / Kake av Pisket Kremfløte

I have three of these Presto flour promotion booklets from the 1930s All of them with illustrations in vivid deep watercolours like the one above. There are only six illustrations in each booklet, but becauce the watercolours are so exeptionally well done I chose to make a folder with the recipes and illustration as I usually do with blooklets and books with a lot more illustrations. This just because I felt like sharing these beautifull watercolours with you – Ted

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Almond Squares / Mandelruter

A cake square recipe found in “Den Store Bakeboken”
(The Big Baking Book) published by Schibstedt in 1978

Almond Squares / Mandelruter

Tasty neat little goodies for the afternoon tea or the after dinner coffee.

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The Farmer’s Apple Cake / Bondens Eplekake

A juicy apple cake recipe found in “Mett På En
Litt Sunnere Måte” (Full a slightly healthier way)
a free e-booklet publshed by tine.no

The Farmer’s Apple Cake / Bondens Eplekake

This cake is based on cottage cheese, which gives it a slightly acidic flavor that will go great with the sauteed apples wedges.

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Good Old Fashioned Norwegian Wort Cake / God Gammeldags Vørterkake

A traditional Norwegian baking recipe found on kiwi.no
Good Old Fashioned Norwegian Wort Cake / God Gammeldags Vørterkake

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.

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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.

Butter Cake / Smørkake

A classic cake recipe found in “Mine Lekreste Kaker” (My Most Delicious Cakes) published by Teknologisk Forlag in 1994
Butter Cake / Smørkake

A classic Scandinavian cake not different from the Chelsea Buns
in appearance.

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Spice Cake with Strawberries / Krydderkake med Jordbær

En Cake recipe found in “Nye Mesterkokken” (The New Master
Chef) utgitt av Skandinavisk Presse AS i 1974

Spice Cake with Strawberries / Krydderkake med Jordbær

This is a juicy, fresh cake with a nice taste of strawberries, which really makes it different and special. It is all right to use overripe berries, and you can also vary the seasoning as desired.

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Hungarian Dobos Torte / Ungarsk Dobos Torte

A classic Continental 19th century cake recipe found in
“The Chocolate Book” by Valerie Barrett published in 1987

Hungarian Dobos Torte / Ungarsk Dobos Torte

Dobos torte or Dobosh (pronounced [ˈdoboʃ], Hungarian: Dobos torta) is a Hungarian sponge cake layered with chocolate buttercream and topped with caramel. The five-layer pastry is named after its inventor, Hungarian confectioner József C. Dobos, who aimed to create a cake that would last longer than other pastries in an age when cooling techniques were limited. The round sides of the cake are coated with ground hazelnuts, chestnuts, walnuts, or almonds, and the caramel topping helps to prevent drying out.

Dobosh or Dobos torte was first introduced at the National General Exhibition of Budapest in 1885; King Franz Joseph I and Queen Elisabeth were among the first to taste it. The cake soon became popular throughout Europe, both for its durability through shipping and for its unique appearance. With its flat, shiny, caramel top, it was simple but elegant, as opposed to the more intricate cakes of the age.

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Orange Glory / Appelsin Herligheter

An orange flavoured dessert recipe found in
“150 New Ways to Serve Ice Cream”
published by  Sealtest System Laboratories Inc in 1936

Orange Glory / Appelsin Herligheter

The old fashioned “dowdy” that our grandmothers used to serve was a simple bread and fruit pudding. Many of us still have tantalizing memories of it. This 1930s version comes to us in a new guise.

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Banana Walnut Cake / Banan- og Valnøttkake

A baking recipe found in “To Win New Cooking Fame –
Just Add Waluts” published by Diamond Brand Walnuts in 1937

Banana Walnut Cake / Banan- og Valnøttkake

Bananas and walnuts is a wicked combo as Jamie Oliver would
have said had he lived back then. And he would have been right
of course – Ted

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Almond Eyes / Mandeløyne

A cookie recipe from “Kaker til Kaffekosen” (Cakes for a
Cosy Cup of Coffee ) i serien “Ingrids Beste” (Ingrid’s Best) published by Gyldendal in 1991

Almond Eyes / Mandeløyne

This dough is very easy to work with, so baking these cakes does not take as long as you may think.

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Peanut Butter Cookies / Peanøttsmørkaker

A cookie recipe found in “Cooky Jar Favourites”
published by the Tested Recipe Institute in 1960

Peanut Butter Cookies / Peanøttsmørkaker

Peanut butter, raisins and oats should give these cookies the perfect
chewiness. Just the thing with a glass of lemonade for the children of the Norwegian post-war baby boom which I was a part back in 1960
when this book was published. Little Ted was 7 back then.

Winking smile

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Vanilla and Ricotta Tart with Star Anise Citrus / Vanilje og Ricotta Terte med Stjerneanis og Sitrusfrukt

A cake recipe found in “Healthy Recipes with Dairy Food”
a free E-book published by Dairy Australia
Vanilla and Ricotta Tart with Star Anise Citrus / Vanilje og Ricotta Terte med Stjerneanis og Sitrusfrukt

Ricotta (pronounced [riˈkɔtta] in Italian) is an Italian whey cheese made from sheep, cow, goat, or Italian water buffalo milk whey left over from the production of cheese. Like other whey cheeses, it is made by coagulating the proteins that remain after the casein has been used to make cheese, notably albumin and globulin.

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Norwegian Traditional Almond Cookies / Mandelkubber

A cookie recipe found in “Mine lekreste Kaker”
(My Most Delicious Cakes) published by
Teknologisk Forlag i 1994Norwegian Traditional Almond Cookies / Mandelkubber

The sour cream in the recipe can be replaced by sour milk and the hartshorn salt that will give the cookies a hard texture can be replaced by 4 tablespoons of baking soda.

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Holiday Cake / Helligdagskake

A cake recipe found in “Coconut – Sun Sweetness From
The Tropics”  published by Franklin Baker Company in 1928

Holiday Cake / Helligdagskake

Since our National Day is only four days away here in Norway
I thought it appropriate to post a holiday cake to day so
my Norwegian visitors had time to bake it

Ted
Winking smile

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