• Serinakaker (Norwegian Butter Cookies)

    Silvia

    After making the very complicated (and very delicious) Sarah Bernhardt cookies last week, this week I was in the mood for something more simple. Norwegian butter cookies, or serinakaker, are incredibly simple but oh so delicious. I brought these to a film night with my friends and they were quickly…

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  • Sarah Bernhardt Cookies with Yellow Cream

    Silvia

    Sarah Bernhardt cookies are perhaps my favorite Scandinavian cookies. I love any almond based dessert, and Sarah Bernhardt cookies feature the perfect combination of a soft almond cookie topped with a velvety milk chocolate cream dipped in dark chocolate. Well, it’s an almost perfect combination. I love the history of…

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  • Rabarbrakake – Norwegian Rhubarb Cake with Meringue

    Silvia

    Perhaps the one dish I would most look forward to my Norwegian grandmother making every summer we visited her in Telemark was her rabarbrakake, or rhubarb cake. Well, she called it a cake, but I guess it might better be described as a rhubarb meringue pie. I’m a huge fan…

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  • Havregrynskugler (Danish No-Bake Chocolate Oat Balls)

    Silvia

    I’ve already shared a couple Scandinavian baking recipes here that use basic ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen. If I’m craving a sweet treat I can usually whip up some havreflarn cookies or a kladdkaka without needing to take a trip to the grocery store first. But…

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  • Kanelstang (Danish Cinnamon Twist)

    Silvia

    I don’t know what your plans are this weekend, but if I may make a suggestion, I think you should bake a kanelstang! A traditional Danish kanelstang is a long cinnamon twist essentially made of a bunch of cinnamon rolls (kanelboller) that are connected on the bottom. You know how…

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  • The Best Kardemummabullar (Swedish Cardamom Buns)

    Silvia

    Scandinavians really love using cardamom in baking, as you can see by how often cardamom makes an appearance in my baking recipes here. And while I do love a hint of cardamom in my school bread, cinnamon buns, and sun buns, I also love when cardamom gets to take center…

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