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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...

Butternut-Potato Cakes with Lemon-Dill Yogurt Sauce

Being Norwegian, I’ll take any opportunity to cook with potatoes, as you cannot call yourself a proper Scandinavian without professing your love for this glorious vegetable in every way possible. In one of my favorite books, “The Starch Solution”,...

Horn: Norwegian crescent rolls

Norwegians love to bake, and while all countries have their own versions of pretty much any dish in existence, I don’t think there’s anything quite like Norwegian “horn”.  The closest would probably be crescent rolls but I will refer to them as...

Karbonader; Norway’s hamburger

I remember when I first became vegan and started thinking about all the dishes I had grown up with that I would no longer be able to enjoy.  Come to think of it, most traditional Norwegian foods have either meat, fish, dairy or eggs in them.  But as I started...

Recreate a Norwegian breakfast or lunch with rundstykker

What is ‘rundstykker’? These ’round pieces’ (=rundstykke) of bread are buns made with various cereals and grains, and are popular all throughout the Nordic countries, particularly in Norway and Denmark.   As bread lovers, Scandinavians love to...