Entries Tagged ‘Cake’

Rocks and Mud, Potato-Potahto

One of the things you need to do when living in another country is to learn new names for things.  Quite often I find items in Norway with a different name in English.  I don’t know why they don’t just use the original English word, but I often find that the new English name just […]

Pineapple Upside

Lilu loves pineapple so what better cake to make for her birthday than a pineapple upside-down cake.  Farmor had never heard of a pineapple upside-down cake before so it was my turn to show off a bit of my culture.  Sometimes cooking recipes from back home can be a bit tricky in Norway, especially cakes. […]

Kransekake Recipe

Kransekake is a cake made from almonds, icing sugar and egg whites. The dough is a little coarser than marzipan and sometimes has specs of almond skin as a ‘rustic’ feature.  The cake is often served at holiday celebrations like Christmas and for weddings.  Even though kransekaker is a ‘cake’ it is rather more like […]

Father’s Day Cake

Sometimes you don’t have the time to make a cake for every celebration in Norway, and there are many.  That’s okay as you can buy traditional fresh cakes from the store at the last minute.  (This is so you don’t have to store it for a whole day in the fridge at the risk of […]

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