Mulled White Wine & Spiced Tea / Hvit Gløgg & Krydret Te

Two delicious Christmassy hot drinks  from “Nye Mesterkokken”
(The New Master Chef) published in 1974
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It is at this time of the year the hot, spicy drinks are most popular, now when it is cold and miserable outside. Here you get a variant of the usual mulled white wine, and moreover you will find recipe for a delightful, spicy tea.

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Café Brûlot – Burning Coffee / Brændende Kaffe

A delicious Christmas coffee recipe from
“MENU Juleretter” (MENU Christmas Dishes) published by
Lademann in 1976
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Café Brûlot stems from New Orleans originally, but has been absorbed by the Scandinavian Christmas tradition long ago, with our relationship with coffee there was of course no way we would let a classic like this pass us by.  Prepared at the table like suggested in the recipe it is perfect for Scandinavian Christmas cosiness.

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Coffee Punch / Kaffepunch

A strong Danish Christmas coffee punch from
“MENU Juleretter” (MENU Christmas Dishes) published by
Lademann in 1976
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Few people in this world drink more coffee than Scandinavians. Norwegians are No 2 in the world, only beaten by the Fins. In Norway this has among other things to do with a very strong religious temperance movement in the late 19th and early 20th century. Vast quantities of coffee is still consumed in the different Houses of Prayers around the country and numerous local coffee shops can save the rest of us if the coffee hunger should hit us out of doors.

With a relation to coffee like this it is now wonder that coffee have a large place in our Christmas traditions as well and to day I’m posting to different Christmas recipes where coffee plays a major role.

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Bishop / Bisp

A classic Scandinavian Christmas hot drink found at matprat.no

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Bishop is a hot, spiced wine drink with the delicious taste of orange and other Christmas spices. This drink can be said to be the predecessor of the “gløgg” (Scandinavian mulled wine), long before this came sailing in to Norway from our neighbours to the West.

There is no reason to wait until Christmas, autumn is here and hot spicy mulled wine is just the thing – Ted

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