Sveler (Norwegian pancakes) recipe, perfect for fika!

Svele (also called lapper) is a Norwegian batter based cake on sour milk, that by size and texture may bear some resemblance to American pancakes. Svele in Norway is usually eaten as 'fika' and would often be served in a informal setting, usually together with coffee. As I child I remember having svele at my friends hoes after school, served straight from the frying pan with (melting) butter and...

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Prinsesstårta Recipe and TotallySwedish’s 10th Birthday Party!

This Swedish layer cake is very festive and tasty; sponge cake, full of custard, raspberry jam, whipped cream, covered in a bright green marzipan and decorated with a beautiful pink marzipan rose. What more perfect celebration cake for TotallySwedish's 10th Anniversary!? The Prinsesstårta is a Swedish classic and a cake with history; it first appeared in print in 1948 and became known as the...

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Rare beef on rye with egg and pickles from Snaps & Rye

We recently went to the new Scandinavian restaurant, Snaps & Rye in Notting Hill -for a weekend lunch in London with the family. After enjoying a lovely meal we were cheeky enough to ask for a recipe for our series of recipes, ideas for quick and easy family dinner ideas. And here are their contributions, Danish style of course! Based on the traditional Danish dish of “Pariserbof”, this is a...

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5 healthy dinner ideas for your weekly meal plan

Our handy meal planner helps you plan 5 days of meals in a bid to make cooking and shopping easier, cost effective and more fun! The meals presented are commonly served in Scandinavia. This week day meal planner is shared as inspiration for families who cook real food, from scratch. Monday - Swedish meatballs, gravy, boiled potatoes and peas. © Food 52 Nothing tastes better when hungry than...

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5 Quick and Healthy Recipes for the Family Meal

Revert the kitchen into the coziest room in the house, serving up quick to make, healthy family meals. By planning ahead you are also in a better chance of saving money by buying seasonal foods as well as enjoy good offers the stores may have. A meal plan also means less stress, by not having to decide what to eat, last minute when tired and hungry... Read on to see our 5 Quick and Healthy...

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Sourdough starter recipe and great Real Bread Blogs

Baking bread from scratch is such a lovely thing to do; From discovering artisan millers producing organic flour the traditional way to the kneading with bare hands to the wonderful smell of the freshly baked bread in your kitchen. And then there's the first bite, with a bit of butter and jam. You can't beat it! Although on a rise in popularity, real bread is hard to find. It's all about making...

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Salmon fillet and Mango Salsa family dinner in less than 30 minutes

This weeks family dinner recipe is not only healthy but quick to prepare; Meaty, flaky salmon with a creamy mild taste, this time with an exciting tropical twist. And you'll be able to achieve dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. Step one is to ensure fresh salmon fillets. It shouldn't smell like fish, it should smell like the sea and be nice and pink looking, firm-fleshed and meaty,...

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Skandinavisk KOSE candle light and tasty “Rislapper” on a grey day

In Scandinavia we use candle lights all year, throughout the day, from at the breakfast table to late night evenings. It's about taking time off, it's about enjoying the time spent, alone or together with family and friends. The Scandinavian countries are consistently ranked as having the happiest peoples, with the best quality of life, the most liveable cities, some of the highest education...

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Easy to make Redcurrant squash

At our family home in the Norwegian couyntryside there's lots of redcurrants, ready to be picked and preserved just now. We've made some delicious Redcurrant squash, easy recipe to be shared with you! Ingredients 2 litres redcurrants 800 ml water 600 ml Granulated sugar 1 tbl vanilla sugar (optional) Method Rinse the redcurrants in water, place in a stainless steel saucepan and add the water....

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Cream Cake served with whipped cream and jam -in the garden.

So when the sun finally comes out -what better to treat the girls to some outdoor play in the garden and to enjoy a freshly baked cream cake served with whipped cream and strawberry jam? This recipe is simple and very straight forward (Even I can do it and I'm by all means no genius in the kitchen!) and it only takes about 30 minutes to bake. Why not allow the children to bake with you? @ Little...

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