Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Scandinavian Cookbook

After a rather horrific house buying adventure (in the end nothing was purchased and it was much too complicated to explain here), I have been in need for some comfort food. I've been flipping through my cookbooks looking for inspiration, and possible Christmas food ideas, when I stumbled across this Scandinavian cookbook. It's from 1956 and belonged to my grandmother. Her grandparents were Norwegian and she was quite proud of her heritage. 


Below I've posted a few of the recipes that relate to Christmas. There are so many I want to try, but I haven't had a chance yet. If anyone makes these I would love to know how they turned out! 



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What are you baking for the holidays?

That's All.

7 comments:

  1. cakes baked today ...better late than never, the house smells wonderful.

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  2. ooh! I love old cookbooks, just look at the designs on those pages! Thank you for posting these! xox

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  3. That is amazing, I would love to have that book!
    For christmas im baking Saffransbröd(saffran bread) but I call them Lussebullar (from Lucia). And gingerbread, diffrent chocolatefudge, something called knäck, its sirup and almonts and sugar cooked together until it gets to hard candy. Lovely!
    I will also try to do some norwegian stuff, becouse my fiance is norwegian! But mostly it is swedish cooking going on in the kitchen!
    You can se my blog, http://housewifeofarnes.blogspot.com were I have alot of norwegian and swedish recepies, its in Norwegian but you could probobly translate it!

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  4. I collect vintage cookbooks. Unfortunately I don't have any truly wonderful international ones like this. :( Its fantastic!

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  5. I haven't seen this one before. I actually have the German one in the same series. Love the recipes, but I leave out the MSG! It's too funny to see it as an ingredient in old cookbooks.

    I just love the illustrations! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Ooooohhh, I adore the old Culinary Arts Cookbooks and have a few of them myself. I've got this one on my list of others to pick up - especially now since you've shared some of the wonderfully inviting recipes this volume houses.

    Heartfelt thanks for your caring well wishes regarding my broken foot, sweet dear, I sincerely appreciate it.

    ♥ Jessica

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  7. Oooo...how lovely! I have just finished baking and decorating some gingerbread men!! :)
    May x
    walkinginmay.blogspot.com

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