Almond-Cardamom Thumbprints with Lingonberry Preserves
Candied Ginger-Cardamom Bars
Chocolate Salted Rye Cookies
Coconut Cookies
Blackberry-Lemon Danish Vienna Fingers (Wienerstänger)
Danish Vanilla Cookies
Finnish Aunt Hanna’s Cookies
Grandma Adeline’s Pizzelles
Grandma Adeline’s Sandbakkels
Grandma Agny’s Bryte Havrekaka (oatmeal cookies)
Homemade Graham Crackers
Norwegian Butter Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies
Orange-Cardamom Caramels *
Scandinavian Almond Bars
Scandinavian Coconut Cookies with Sea Salt
Serinakaker, version 2
Swedish Almond Rusks

Breads, Cakes and Tortes
Apple Cake with Toffee Topping
Apple Pie of Generations *
Ashley Rodriguez’s Apple Cake from Date Night In
Blackberry, Almond, and Cardamom Cake
Fastelavnsboller (Norwegian Shrovetide Buns)
Fyrstekake with Rosé-Poached Nectarines
Goat Cheese Cake with Honey and Mango Syrup
Ginger Cake from The Nordic Bakery
Gluten-Free Scandinavian Almond Cake with Rhubarb Compote
Icelandic Happy Marriage Cake (Hjónabandssaela)
Kladdkaka (Swedish Chocolate Cake)
Kvæfjordkake (also known as Verdens Beste Kake, or World’s Best Cake)
Lingonberry Walnut Spice Cake
Mazarin Torte
Mor Monsen Kake (Norwegian Lemon, Currant & Almond Cake)
Nordic Blueberry Tart with Rye
Norwegian Apple Cake (Eplekake)
Norwegian Bløtkake with Strawberries and Cream
Norwegian Chocolate Orange Cake
Norwegian Fyrstekake
Norwegian Orange Honey Cake
Norwegian Rhubarb Cake
Norwegian Success Tart (Suksessterte)
Norwegian Sunshine Cake (Solskinnskake)
Old-fashioned Rhubarb Cake
Orange Pound Cake with Wine-Poached Strawberries and Mascarpone *
Scandinavian Almond Cake
Scandinavian Cinnamon Rolls
St. Lucia Saffron Buns (Lussekatter)
Swedish Brandy Cake
Swedish Cheesecake (Ostkaka)
Swedish Currant Cake
Swedish Mazarin Torte with Nectarines (Mazarintårta)
Tosca Cake
Verdens Beste Kake

Other Desserts
Arme Riddere (Norwegian Poor Knights)
Banana Bread Frozen Yogurt *
Black Tea Crème Brûlée with Lingonberry Preserves * +
Blueberry Fruit Soup Sweetened with Honey *
Cardamom-Almond Custard with Blueberries
Cardamom-scented Blueberry Soup *
Carrot-Beet-Apple Sorbet *
Chocolate-Cinnamon Smoothie *
Chocolate-Earl Grey and Blueberry Ice Cream *
Grape Nordic Whipped Porridge with Coconut and Honey
Honeyed Yogurt with Berries and Ginger Cookies *
How to make lefsepart 1 and part 2
Lemon-Scented Riskrem (Rice Cream) with Raspberry Sauce
Lingonberry-Poached Pears
Lingonberry Swirl Brownies
Norwegian Apple Soup (Eplesuppe)
Norwegian Coffee Mousse (Kaffefromasj)
Norwegian Fluffy Sweet Omelet
Norwegian Rhubarb Fromage (Rabarbrafromasj)
Old-School Norwegian Prune Porridge with Vanilla Sauce (Sviskegrøt med Vaniljesaus)
Orange Crème Brûlée with Strawberries
Rhubarb Cardamom Crisp with Buckwheat Streusel and Whipped Crème Fraîche
Rice Cream with Raspberry Sauce
Rhubarb Soup (Rabarbrasuppe) with Yogurt Ice Cream
Scandinavian Autumn Fruit Soup *
Spiced Lingonberry Sauce for Ice Cream * +
Spiced Plum Compote
Strawberries and Cream
Strawberry Compote (Jordbærkompott)
Troll Cream (Trollkrem)

Main dishes
Bacon-Wrapped Cod
Bergen Easter Chicken
Biff à la Lindström
Chicken with Baked Rhubarb and Cucumber-Radish Salad
Cod with Mustard Sauce and Condiments
Crab Cakes with Roasted Jalapeño Aïoli
Cucumber, Dill, and Lingonberry Smørrebrød * +
Egg Noodle Doop
Fennel-Scented Salmon atop a Lentil and Spinach Salad *
Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Horseradish Cream *
Kräftskiva Menu
Lutefisk with Melted Butter and White Sauce
Mussels in Aquavit with Horseradish Cream
Norwegian Bacalao Stew
Norwegian Mackerel with Roasted Rhubarb
Norwegian Pancakes (Pannekaker) – My Recipe
Norwegian Pancakes
Norwegian “Prince Fish” with Asparagus and White Sauce (Prinsefisk)
Pan-grilled Lamb Chops with Anchovy-Dill Butter and Brussels Sprouts
Pickled Herring, Egg, and Radish Smørrebrød
Scandi-Style Salmon Burger
Shrimp Smørrebrød with Lemon and Cucumber
Smørrebrød with Anchovy-Dill Butter, Lettuce, and Egg *
Strawberry, Red Bell Pepper, and Goat Cheese Smørrebrød
Swedish Sailor’s Stew (Sjömansbiff)
Venison with Parsnips and Chanterelles

Beet and Apple Salad with Toasted Caraway Seeds
Chicken, Tomato, and Basil Salad with Roasted Red Pepper *
Chickpea and Feta Salad
Creamy Norwegian Red Cabbage and Apple Salad
Composed Salad of Smoked Salmon, Cucumber, Mâche, Egg, and Asparagus
Creamy Cucumber Salad with Yogurt and Spice
Cucumber Salad with Dill
Danish Blue Cheese Salad
Fennel, Strawberry, and Feta Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Golden Beet, Geitost, and Watercress Salad *
Grape Tomato Salad with Dill *
Heirloom Tomato and Goat Cheese Salad *
Kale Salad with Lemon, Almonds, and Nordic Cheese *
Kale Salad with Lemon-Cream Dressing
Late-Summer Salad of Local Greens with Cucumbers and Fresh Dill *
Napa Cabbage with Shrimp, Watercress, and Radish
Red Cabbage Salad with Green Apple, Lingonberry Preserves, and Toasted Walnuts
Rye Berry Salad with Mushrooms, Blueberries, Goat Cheese and Walnuts *
Scandinavian Cucumber Salad
Sweet-and-Sour Cucumber Salad
Tomato, Cucumber, and Mint Salad

Boiled Cabbage with Butter and Dill
Green Beans and Mushrooms with Dill Vinaigrette *
Herb-Roasted Vegetables
Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread
Jansson’s Temptation
New Potatoes and Chanterelles with Lemon and Dill
Norwegian Sauerkraut (Surkål)
Parsley-Dill Potatoes *
Potatoes and Chanterelles with Lemon and Dill
Potato Patties from J. Ryan Stradal
Sweet-and-Sour Red Cabbage (Rødkål) *
Wilted Cabbage with Fresh Dill and Bacon (Kål med Dill og Flesk)

Bergen Fish Soup (Bergensk fiskesuppe)
Bergen Fish Soup (Bergensk fiskesuppe) with smoked salmon
Cardamom-Scented Cauliflower Soup with Lingonberry and Dill * +
Chili for a Crowd
Nordic Roasted Cauliflower Soup (Blomkålsuppe) with Brown Butter and Cardamom
Norwegian-Inspired Broccoli Soup with Hard-Boiled Egg
Traditional Yellow Pea Soup
Trondheim Soup

Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto
Goat Cheese with Mushrooms, Pickled Asparagus, and Crispbread *
Norwegian Cheese, Onion, and Mushroom Tart
Pickled Eggs with Black Pepper Mayonnaise and Caviar from Viking Soul Food
Plums with Blue Cheese, Walnuts, and Crispbread *
Smoked Mackerel and Dill Spread

Aquavit Bloody Mary
Aquavit Cocktail #2 *
Aquavit Cocktail #3 *
Arctic Sunshine *
Gløgg (Scandinavian spiced wine)
Mojito Fit for a Norwegian in Key West

Banana Sandwich (Banansmørbrød)
Blueberry Sauce for Waffles
Candied Ginger
Caramelized Apples for Waffles
Champagne-Vinegar Mignonette for Oysters
Crispbread with Chocolate (a.k.a. The Nordic Pain au Chocolat a l’Ancienne) *
Dill Sauce for Fish
Finnish Spinach Pancakes (Pinaattiohukaiset)
Great-Grandma Josephine’s Norwegian Waffles with Cardamom (Vaffler)
Julekake (Norwegian Christmas Bread)
Loken Family Klüb
Mustard-Dill Sauce for Gravlax
Nordic Rhubarb and Strawberry Jam
Norwegian Rømmegrøt (Sour Cream Porridge)
Norwegian Waffles (Vaffler)
Scandinavian Pickled Beets with Star Anise
Spiced Prune Compote
Sugared Cranberries

* Original recipe by Daytona Strong
+ Recipe only available in print magazine at this time

9 thoughts on “Recipes

  1. Greetings, I saw your post about coconut cookies and you mentioned a macaroon recipe from Nordstorm. Would you be so kind as to share that recipe too? Thanks.

  2. Can’t wait to try out some of your recipes, my mother in law’s family is from Norway. The only recipes I know from the area is the Norwegian pancakes. My children love to spend the night at grandma’s place so she’ll make them for their breakfast.

    • It’s breakfast time right now, and those pancakes sound pretty good! One thing I’ve been wondering recently is what is the difference between Norwegian pancakes and Swedish pancakes. Do you have any idea?

      • From what I’ve seen of Swedish pancakes the only difference between the two looks like the fruit/toppings?

        My mother in law makes her Norwegian pancakes fairly thin and then takes a stick of butter and coats the hot pancake with it (just sliding it over the hot pancake it melts the butter) then sprinkles sugar & cinnamon over it and then rolls them (jelly roll style) and puts it on the plate only to top it with more sugar (powdered). No wonder my kids love them so much…sugar addicts and all 😉

        This recipe for Swedish pancakes, that I found on the Food Network site ( ) looks about the same as the Norwegian pancake recipe but with the fruit topping.

  3. I googled for a lefse recipe and found your page. I found your story interesting. My paternal grandparents were Norwegian, came from grandma went to North Dakota and my grandfather to Ballard. My dad was born in Ballard. I came to Ballard in 1957 from Iwakuni, Japan! My dad had been stationed there in the Navy, met my mother who is Japanese and viola! So I grew up eating sashimi and lutefisk. Nah, I never liked either one. But I do love lefse, krumkake and rulepolse. I’m back in Washington, where most people never believe I’m half Norwegian, but grew up mainly in Hawai’i where I’m not an oddity. 🙂

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