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It’s getting crisper outside and Fall is right around the corner, if not here already. There is nothing like a good cup of hot chocolate and cinnamon rolls while watching the wind pick up leaves outside this time of year. In Bergen, where I am from in Norway, it used to rain a ton so fall would include lots of inside weather and everyone would do anything to make it extra cozy.
Skillingsboller or cinnamon rolls are one of my favorite Norwegian Recipes and there are tons of different types you can make, but today I’ll share one with a twist. I am a total sucker for baked goods, so delicious! I’ve shared the recipes for regular Skillingsboller and Skoleboller in the past if you’re looking for something even sweeter with a little coconut kick. Continue reading →
It’s been so rainy and droopy in San Francisco for the past few weeks. In one way I am loving it because honestly having sunny weather every single day is not all what it’s cracked up to be. Sometimes I miss a good rainy day where you can just hang out inside with a cup of hot chocolate, a blanket and a good Netflix original.
Skillingsboller is one of my favorite Norwegian Recipes. I am a total sucker for baked goods, so delicious! There are lots of different types you can make, but today I’ll share the good old classic with you! I’ve shared Skoleboller in the past if you’re looking for something even sweeter with a little coconut kick. Continue reading →
Both my grandma’s and my mom have been making jam almost every summer as far as I can remember. At my grandparent summer house in Stavern, we had strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and red currants right in the backyard and we would pick little by little as they matured all summer long. One of my first summer “jobs” was to pick berries. My grandpa would give me 8 Kr ($ 1-1.5 depending on the exchange rate) for each little basket, which when you’re 10 years old (in the 90’s) is a lot! I probably wasn’t the most efficient worker though because I would have a lot of fun with it, and eat one or two a lot as I went along :) Continue reading →
It’s summertime and that always brings back lots of childhood memories for me. Today I’ll give you the recipe for the famous Norwegian “Lompe”. There is no direct translation, but you can call it potato lefse, potato pancake or potato tortilla to get a better idea of what it actually is. In Norway there are all kinds of weird traditions that differ based on where in the country you’re from and Lompe is a great example! Continue reading →
I haven’t really celebrated 4th of July for that long, and I know it’s not the reason it’s celebrated, but I love all the summer fun that comes along with it. Bbq’s, parades and fun times with friends! July is usually pretty hot so I want to make a light and fresh cake! In red,white and blue of course!
Have you ever had a Meringue or a Macaron cake? It’s actually pretty easy to make and so delicious! I make it with a Meringue crust or bottom which is pretty sweet and then fill it with vanilla custard mixed with whipped cream and fresh berries on top to freshen it up! It melts in your mouth, but still feels super fresh and super light! Perfect for a hot summer day! We actually eat this cake a lot for 17th of May in Norway, which is our National Day!
The great thing about this cake is that you can make the crust in advance. As long as you keep it dry, it’s stays fresh for a long time.
What you’ll need for the cake:
2 tsp white vinegar
1.5 cups of Sugar (Good full cup)
2 tsp corn starch
Set your oven to 480 degrees (250C). Yes, do it before you start making the cake.
Mix the eggwhites in a bowl until they start to foam. Add the Vinegar and vanilla extract, then mix until it’s combined.
Add the sugar and corn starch. Whip the mix until you can turn the bowl upside down and nothing comes out! Yep, you read that right! It should be fluffy, but firm enough so it stays in the bowl. Take out a cooking sheet, add parchment paper and turn the paper inside out. Find a round pan or a round bowl and trace around with a pencil. Turn the paper back around and pour the dough onto the circle.This might sound crazy, but when you’re making the cake, it will make sense. Just remember the upside down trick with the bowl! :) If you want to make smaller versions, you can! Just trace a smaller bowl. Turn your oven down to 210 degrees (100C) and bake the cake for 60-70 min. Once the cake is done, let it cool down for at least an hour.
What you’ll need for the fill:
2 cups of Vanilla Custard
1 1/4 cups of Heavy Whipped Cream
Fresh Organic Strawberries
Fresh Organic Blueberries
Fresh Organic Raspberries
You can either make Vanilla Custard from scratch or buy it pre-made. Whip up the Heavy Whipped Cream with the sugar. Once it’s nice and fluffy, mix it with the custard. Add the berries and you’re done! If you want to get creative, you can use the berries to make the American flag! *I went a little heavier on the vanilla custard so the fill is more liquid than usual. Can’t be perfect every time! :) Time to clean up my mess…