October 17th was my birthday and I celebrated in a very special and Norwegian way. I made a bløtkake with lingonberry jam to share with others and boy it was a fun evening. Fresh lingonberries are very expensive to buy here in the US ($80 on Amazon Prime) so I improvised with a much less expensive option. It is typical in Norway to serve bløtkake along with many kinds of cakes at birthday parties. In fact there is a term for this "kakebord" which means "cake buffet". You can'
Yes! Really! Tomorrow is Cinnamon Bun/Roll day or as the Scandinavians call it Kanelbullens Dag. I was planning to post a recipe for a traditional cinnamon roll, but figured it would be much more convenient for my readers to know where to pick up some instead. I have listed below a number of places with Scandinavian influence that have the delicious roll for sale tomorrow. You can, of course, grab some at your local grocer or bakery too even if they aren't Scandinavian. I've