Norwegian Apple cake

Had some apples that needed to be used up and decided to try something I haven’t made in a while, apple cake!

Ingredients:

  • 2 eggs.
  • 4.7oz sugar.
  • 3 tablespoons butter.
  • 5 oz milk.
  • 6.3 oz flour.
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder.
  • 2 apples, sliced thinly.
  • 1 tablespoon sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

Directions:

  1. Whip sugar and egg together until it’s stiff.
  2. Pour in melted butter and milk.
  3. Sift in flour with baking powder added in it. Use a spatula to stir everything together to a smooth batter.
  4. Pour the batter in a oiled cake pan.
  5. Put the apple slices in a nice pattern on top of the batter, sprinkle over sugar and cinnamon.
  6. Bake the cake for about 40 minutes at about 40 minutes at 350F. Let it rest for a few minutes before taking it out of the cake pan.

Slice and enjoy! Adding a bit of whipped cream or ice cream would be great. Mmm

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Burning love – Brennende kjærlighet

 

I’m really not sure how this dish ended up with the name “Burning Love”. Even did a quick google to see if I could figure it out, but the first bunch of things I found all said the same as me, that they didn’t know how it got it’s name. But at any rate, it’s a really tasty meal. And it’s quick and easy! Heck, it’s so easy I don’t think I can quite call it a recipe even, haha. How quick it is to make is a great winning point for me, cause the less time in the kitchen on workdays gives me more time with my daughter. 🙂

Ingredients:
I’m just leaving what I used here, and you can adjust for how many you’re feeding 🙂

    • Bacon.
    • Sausage / hot dog of choice.
    • Onion.
    • Butter/oil for cooking.

Directions:

  1. Cut the bacon, sausage, and onions into the size you prefer.
  2. Saute the onion. Cook sausage and bacon.
  3. Serve with mashed potatoes.

 

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Pannekaker (Norwegian Pancakes)

Todays recipe is for pannekaker! Which is just Norwegian for pancakes.
In our neck of the woods pancakes aren’t considered a breakfast food, but one of those typical go to weeknight dinners, especially for families as it’s a big hit with the kids. This one is one of my daughters favorite meals, where she’ll squeal “PANCAKES!” while spinning around the kitchen.

 


Makes for 4 servings. 

Ingredients:

  • 13.5 oz plain flour. 
  • 2 teaspoons salt. 
  • 20 oz milk. 
  • 4 eggs. 
  • 2 tablespoons margarine / butter. 

Steps:

  1. Add flour and salt to a bowl. Stir in the milk, whip it until the batter is smooth and no lumps. 
  2. Beat the eggs into the batter. Let the batter rest for 20 minutes. 
  3. Cook the pancakes in a frying pan with a bit of butter on medium heat. The amount of batter really depends on the size of your pan, but it’s supposed to be a fairly thin pancake. 

How you have the pancakes is up to you basically. We tend to have it with jam, sugar, or bacon. My daughters favorite is to add a bit of cinnamon with her sugar. 

 

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Vegetable Soup with Chicken

I love veggie soup, it’s just comfort in a bowl to me. I got hit with one of those random cravings, so veggie soup it was! Funnily enough for a person who isn’t the greatest at eating her veggies, most of the recipes I found didn’t quite hit the spot for me in terms of veggies. I found quite a few recipes that all just required one or two veggies, so I ended up combining them to the recipe below. It turned out pretty good!

Ingredients:

  • 33 oz water.
  • 2 carrots.
  • 1 small leek.
  • 5 oz rutabaga.
  • 3.5 oz celeriac / celery root.
  • 1 chicken breast, sliced into strips.
  • 2 bullion cubes.

Instructions:

  1. Wash and peel the vegetables.
  2. Cut the vegetables in small pieces.
  3. Bring water and salt to a boil.
  4. Put the veggies in the water and boil them for about 8 minutes.
  5. Add the chicken when the veggies are almost boiled.
  6. Add bullion, and salt and pepper to taste.

Alternatively you can cook the chicken before, that’s what I did! It’s also really tasty with some freshly baked bread as a side.

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Swedish Sausage Stroganoff

I know when people usually think Swedish food they jump to the Swedish meatball, but here is an alternative. I lived in Sweden for 6 years and my favorite Swedish recipe is the Korv Stroganoff (Korv being Swedish for sausage). I was introduced to it having lunch out one day, used some bag mixes to make it at home while I still lived in Sweden, and realized after I left Sweden that I should have been making it from scratch all along! 

Best of all in my house is that this is kiddo approved, and I joke that my daughter is the worlds pickiest eater. This is a dish she’ll actually request seconds, and occasionally even thirds of!

 

Originally for a proper Korv Stroganoff you should use Falukorv, which is a type of Swedish sausage. But if you don’t have that handy any mild flavored sausage will work. The flavor in this dish doesn’t come from the sausage really, it’s all in the sauce. When I lived in the states I tended to use Polish kielbasa for it, or if I was feeling particularly frugal I’ve even used hot dogs. 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 lbs sausage. 
  • 1 yellow onion. 
  • Butter or margarine. 
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste. 
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard. 
  • Salt and pepper. 
  • 1 cup of cream.

Directions

  1. Slice the sausage into bite sized pieces. Peel and chop the onion. 
    Heat a pan, lightly brown the butter and then add the sausage and onion cooking until browned. 
  2. Add the tomato paste and mustard and stir it in. Then add the cream while stirring. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil and let boil for a few minutes. 

That’s it and it’s ready to serve! I usually have it with rice, but the Swedes also opt for boiled potatoes, quinoa, or pasta. 

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Norwegian Waffles

For a first recipe on this blog I thought Norwegian waffles would be a perfect start! These are my go-to whenever I’m asked to bring Norwegian food somewhere. They’re delicious, easy to make, and usually well received by most!



In Norway, waffles isn’t a breakfast food. Instead it’s a sweet treat we pull out in all kinds of different occasions. Birthdays? Waffles! 17th of May? Waffles! School plays / fund raisers / etc? Waffles! Having someone over for coffee and a chat? Waffles! Really, I can’t remember a birthday in my family’s house over the years that didn’t include waffles.

They are so tasty my daughter, the worlds pickiest eater, not just eats them, but she steals them and runs away giggling like she’s a master thief who just pulled off the biggest heist in history, haha.

Ingredients:

  • 4.2 oz flour.
  • 4 tablespoons sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar.
  • 10 oz milk.
  • 2 eggs.
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted.

Directions:
1. Mix together the dry ingredients.
2. Add half of the milk to the dry mix and mix until you have a smooth batter with no lumps.
3. Add the rest of the milk, the eggs lightly whipped, and the melted butter.
4. Let the batter rest for at least 15 minutes before cooking.
5. Make the waffles in the iron until they’re golden brown. Usually helps to put a wee bit of butter or oil in the iron to make sure it doesn’t stick

As an alternative you can do half the milk and substitute the other half for heavy whipping cream, mix the batter a bit longer, it adds extra fluff to the waffles!

Personally I think they are best served with raspberry or strawberry jam. If you really want to try the traditional route with the waffles you can try it with brown cheese (Links: UK / US). Soooo many Norwegians swear by it, me on the other hand swear at it, haha.

I don’t usually like the idea of posting recipes that require special equipment, but I can’t imagine having a food blog where I don’t include Norwegian waffles. Norwegian (Or Scandinavian if you will) waffles as you might tell from the pictures not quite as thick as the Belgian ones.
Here is a link to Amazon US, and here is another one for Amazon UK for waffle irons. (Those are affiliate links by the way!) I own the one from the UK one right now, and I had the one I linked to on the US link when I studied in the states. Both work excellent for making delicious waffles!