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Fastelavn: Fat Tuesday Norwegian style

I’ve previously covered Fastelavn, the Norwegian word for Shrovetide, or better known as Fat Tuesday, and how we celebrate it, which you can access here.   This day is celebrated all over Scandinavia and has been an event since the 16th century; and  is...
Seven Types of Cookies for Christmas: Day Two

Seven Types of Cookies for Christmas: Day Two

This is admittedly one of my absolute favorite cookies during the Christmas holiday; although not in the classic seven, I bet if you ask any family today in Norway you will get an acknowledgment and approving nod when mentioning “Brune Pinner”. These have...
Seven Types of Cookies for Christmas: Day One

Seven Types of Cookies for Christmas: Day One

Baking seven kinds of cookies for Christmas has long been a tradition in Norway. And why exactly seven, you ask? The number seven was regarded as a lucky number in the old days, which is why people felt the need to fill their cake boxes with this many varieties. While...

Trilogy of Scandinavian Breads Part 3: Barley rolls

In part one and two I covered breads made with rye and whole wheat, so it’s only appropriate that I include a bread made with barley in the final part of this series.  To switch it up a bit, I decided to make some rolls this time, or as we call them in Norway...