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Best Desserts in Oslo

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Norway’s capital city of Oslo is known for a number of sights and attractions that appeal to international travelers from around the world.  However, it is best known for its wide variety of Scandinavian cuisine.  From the cheap to the expensive, there are numerous entrées to sample when visiting Oslo.  However, no trip is complete to this city without experiencing any of a number of desserts.  Here is a list of the best desserts in Oslo that you should consider whenever you visit the city and the recipes for them.

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Madeira Cream – if you love dipping cookies in milk, you will love dipping your favorite cookie in Madeira cream.  Two or three egg yolks, 1/3 cup of sugar, and a half cup of Madeira wine is all it takes to create this decadent, tasty cookie dip.  Just add a cup of real whipping cream and blend.


Risengrynsgrøt (Norwegian Rice Pudding) – if you enjoy a good rice pudding, then you will love the original Norwegian version of it.  Bring a cup of white rice and a ½ tablespoon of salt to a boil.  Sprinkle in some raisins if you like and then cover the pot until the water has evaporated.  Add four to five cups of milk and heat until it is absorbed.  Once the rice has cooled enough to serve, top it off with butter, cinnamon, and sugar.


Sour Cream Dessert Omelet – This is an excellent breakfast dish that doesn’t take that long to create.  Combine a cup of sour cream with a cup of whipping cream and a tablespoon of sugar.  To the side whip 6 egg yolks and a tablespoon of sugar then add the egg mixture to the creams.  Add 2/3 cup of flour, mix 6 egg whites, and add this mixture.  Pour the final mixture into a greased pan and then bake in a 350° oven for 15 to 20 minutes.  When the mixture is golden brown in color and puffed up, it’s time to eat.


In addition to these three recipes listed here, there are other desserts that should be considered, which you will typically find in the local bakeries and sweet shops throughout the city of Oslo.


Nordic-style cakes and pastries – you have a wide range of choices where cakes and pastries are concerned.  Norwegians use a lot of berries and fruit which adds to the intensity of the dessert’s flavor.


Wienerbrød or Viennese bread – a sponge cake Danish pastry that is usually served with homemade biscuits, cakes, and waffles.  The key ingredient is cardamom flavoring.


Krumkake (“crooked” or “curved” cake) – a Norwegian favorite, these are rolled cakes that are paper thin and filled with whipped cream.  You can also add berries or fruit to the recipe if you want to intensify the flavor of the cake.


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Grace lives in India. She loves to travel, not as a tourist, but to soak in the secrets of the nooks and crannies of this amazing planet. She also loves words, expressed through the medium of writing. She firmly believes that a well crafted piece of writing can accomplish ANYTHING!

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