A classic Norwegian Christmas cookie found on mills.no
Almond macrons are typical Norwegian Christmas cookies that are relatively easy to make. They are round cookies that can be decorated with chocolate and a whole almond on top. Some also choose to use hazelnuts. The cookies have a strong taste of almond and have a relatively round, but quite uneven shape. One portion of this recipe makes about 40 cookies.
A recipe for the Welch national dish Cawl found at was then called about.com
Cawl is the national dish of Wales. Welsh Cawl is a stew and made from bacon, Welsh lamb or beef, cabbage and leeks. Though more traditionally cheaper cuts of lamb are used, be warned Welsh recipes for Cawl vary from region to region and sometimes even season to season.There is no hard and fast rule.
Cawl can be eaten in one bowl, though often the broth will be served first followed by the meat and vegetables.
The flavors in Welsh Cawl do improve by keeping for a day or two, so don’t be afraid to make it in advance or save any leftovers for reheating.
An immigrated marmalade recipe found in “Nye Mesterkokken” (The New Master Chef) published by Skandinavisk Presse AS in 1974
If you can harvest plenty of plums in your own garden, or get them at a reasonable price, you should try this delicious plum marmalade. Through different detours, this recipe has travelled from the United States to Norway about 100 to 150 years ago.
A classic Swedish dinner recipe found on godmat.org
A real autumn dish that is both cheap and easy to prepare. Very simple to convert to cabbage soup by increasing the spice, broth and water volume. If you have the time, shape the minced meat into small meatballs.
Black currant will make a delicious liqueur. Liquor came to Norway in the 16th century. At that time, the pharmacies were responsible for the sale, under the label “medicine for everything”. Initially it was imported, but soon Norwegians learned to produce it by fermentation of grain or potatoes and distillation. Making liqueurs for Christmas is a long tradition in many Norwegian families, including my own.
This recipe is taken from the book “Drink from Østfold”, published by Østfold Associated Country Women in 2007. If you start now, the liqueur will be finished well in advance of Christmas.
Norwegian farmhouse bread is an airy and tasty bread that is well suited both for the lunch box and for sandwiches. With wholemeal rye, fine wholemeal wheat flour, oatbran and light molasses it is a healthy alternative.
A traditional Norwegian recipe found on matprat.no
Indulge in a classic everyday Norwegian dessert when you feel like feeding your sweet tooth after the meatballs or fish patties. This fruit porridge is made with apples, plums and raisins, but there is room for variations here!
Mazarins are traditionally made with shortcrust pastry and filled with almond filling and topped with white glaze, but there are many different variations with different fillings. They are usually made in small oval tart moulds.
Andreas Viestad writes: Melkeringe is a sour milk product, which is similar in consistency to pannacotta. In the olden days, melkeringe was made immediately after the cows had been milked, using strained milk which had not had time to cool down. It was poured into a milk ring which was a round, low, wooden container.
It was then set aside to sour at room temperature for approx. 24 hours. At the end of the souring process, the container was chilled at a lower temperature until it was served. It is now more common to make melkeringe using the method I have employed here, i.e. by adding a bacterial culture to the milk.