• Chokladsnittar (Swedish Chocolate Cookies)

    Silvia

    Once a week my friends in Bergen gather for Trashy Tuesday to watch reality tv together. It’s a perfect opportunity for a weekday catchup, and it’s also a perfect opportunity for me to test out new recipes. Often it takes me a few tries to perfect the recipe I want…

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  • Kärleksmums (Swedish Chocolate Cake)

    Silvia

    Sweden has so many great cakes, but one of my favorites is kärleksmums, or “love treats.” This is a light chocolate cake topped with a dark chocolate coffee glaze and shredded coconut. It’s like the chocolate version of silviakaka, one of my other favorite Swedish cakes. Tips This is quite…

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  • Fårikål (National Dish of Norway)

    Silvia

    We’ve had the most beautiful start to autumn in Bergen this year. The leaves on the trees are turning orange and red and when I walk Alfie each evening I can smell fårikål wafting through Bergen’s cobblestone streets. Okay that last bit might be an exaggeration, but I’m sure a…

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  • Vaniljekranse (Danish Butter Cookies)

    Silvia

    Temperatures in Bergen have dropped and I am now fully in autumn mode. This means that I’ve pulled all my wool sweaters out of storage, I’m considering making a fire in my fireplace tonight, and I’m even beginning to think about Christmas baking. I know it’s still a while until…

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  • Æbleskiver (Danish Pancake Balls)

    Silvia

    Æbleskiver (also written as ebelskiver or ebleskiver in English) are spherical pancake-like snacks popular in Denmark, especially around Christmastime. They’re incredibly light and fluffy, usually sprinkled with powdered sugar and served with raspberry jam. We make them in Norway as well and call them munker, but they’re considered a bit…

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  • The 5 Best Norwegian Cakes

    Silvia

    With long, dark winters, I suppose it’s no surprise that baking is such an important part of Norwegian culture. What better to do on a snowy day than stay inside and bake up something delicious? Actually if you ask a Norwegian that question, they’ll probably say taking their cross country…

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