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Norwegian Kransekakestenger

Norwegian Kransekakestenger

Many Norwegian food fans are very familiar with kransekake, the show- stopping cornucopia-shaped marzipan-like almond cake made for special occasions such as weddings, confirmations, baptisms and Christmas.  Kransekakestenger however, are less known.  If you don't...

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Lussekatter to celebrate St. Lucia Day

Lussekatter to celebrate St. Lucia Day

On December 13th you will smell the sweet scent of lussekatter, otherwise known as saffron buns, around the thousands of homes in Norway and Sweden, to signify the day of Saint Lucia, the protector of the blind. Lussekatter signify that Christmas is just around the...

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Krumkaker with trollkrem

Krumkaker with trollkrem

Krumkaker are cone shaped, waffle-like cookies with a pretty pattern, and a very classic and popular in Norwegian cuisine, particularly around Christmas time. I would venture to say it's probably the most well known and made pastry besides lefse, and a true symbol of...

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A Norwegian Christmas Cookie Everyone Will Love

A Norwegian Christmas Cookie Everyone Will Love

Brune pinner literally translates to 'brown sticks'.  Doesn't sound very romantic or catchy now, does it? But I promise you,  even though they sound a tad boring, once you taste these cookies, you'll fall in love.  They are some of the most popular modern Norwegian...

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Norwegian Pepperkaker to kick off Christmas

Norwegian Pepperkaker to kick off Christmas

The first Christmas cookies I typically eat, are pepperkaker.  These crispy, flavorful gingerbread cookies are seen everywhere across Norway from early December on to the end of the year, and a clear favorite among many kids and grown ups alike.  Nothing creates the...

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The Best Norwegian Cardamom Buns

The Best Norwegian Cardamom Buns

I'm always experimenting with different recipes for cardamom buns, because well... I'm sorta obsessed with them.  I can't think of anything equivalent in the baking world in any other country that is so simple, versatile and satisfying. If it were up to me, I'd eat...

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Norwegian Sea Salt and Rosemary Crackers

Norwegian Sea Salt and Rosemary Crackers

As a Norwegian food blogger having lived in the United States now for well over 25 years, it always warms my heart to meet people who love Norway,  as well as the food, drinks, culture and history.  It surprises me how many are actually familiar with, and still...

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Norvegan Heart-Shaped Waffles

Norvegan Heart-Shaped Waffles

There are few dishes in the Norwegian kitchen there are as many recipes of as "vafler".  These heart-shaped, sweetly aromatic and soft-to-the-bite Norwegian waffles are as famous in people's homes as they are at public events and in Norwegian seamen's churches around...

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Fyrstekake; a Norwegian classic cake improved

Fyrstekake; a Norwegian classic cake improved

I have to admit, fyrstekake was never my favorite Norwegian cake.  The versions I grew up experiencing were always very dense, sometimes dry and most often too rich to even enjoy more than one bite.  Perhaps this is why I've been hesitant to make it regularly.    I am...

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