Norwegian

  • Scandinavian Chocolate Buns (Sjokoladeboller)

    Silvia

    I was in Røros this week with my dog Alfie, and wow, what a beautiful winter wonderland Røros is. I loved walking through the snow covered streets and peering into all the shop windows. But since I had Alfie with me, I couldn’t actually go into any of them, which…

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  • Kakemenn (Norwegian Christmas Cookies)

    Silvia

    I thought I was done with my Christmas cookie baking, but then my friend Lisa mentioned that kakemenn are her favorite Christmas cookies. I was floored. You see, I’ve always thought kakemenn were the most bland and boring of the Norwegian Christmas cookies. So now I was intrigued. Maybe I…

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  • Classic St Lucia Buns (Lussekatter)

    Silvia

    Wednesday is St. Lucia Day, which means I spent my Sunday baking lussekatter, or Swedish saffron buns! Norwegians and Swedes traditionally bake these fluffy Santa Lucia buns for Saint Lucia’s Day, but they are delicious year round. And wow, they make my home smell so good. St. Lucia saffron buns…

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  • St Lucia Buns (Lussekatter) with Cardamom Sugar Filling

    Silvia

    St. Lucia Day is this week, which means it’s time to bake some lussekatter, or Swedish saffron buns! Norwegians and Swedes traditionally bake these fluffy Santa Lucia buns for Saint Lucia’s Day on December 13th, but they are delicious year round. St. Lucia saffron buns are called lussekatter, or “Lucia’s…

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  • Smultringer (Norwegian Donuts)

    Silvia

    While I love most cookies, cakes, and sweet buns, I’ve never been a big fan of donuts. However I’ve always had one exception: smultringer. Smultringer are traditional Norwegian donuts spiced with cardamom. I don’t know if it’s the cardamom or their being homemade, but I have always loved smultringer. They’re…

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  • Brune Pinner (Norwegian Christmas Cookies)

    Silvia

    Norwegians typically make seven types of cookies for Christmas (7 slag til jul). Each family will have its own favorites, but there are a few traditional cookies that make it in most people’s seven, including krumkaker, fattigmann, and brune pinner. Brune pinner, or “brown sticks,” are sliced cookies that are…

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