The Norwegian Svele
If you ever travel a fjord-crossing ferry at the western parts of Norway, you just have to try this delicious cake, the norwegian svele.
You might not believe it, but this is the cafeteria on a small norwegian ferry. Many of the ferry crossings are between places with very few inhabitants, so it is not economic possible to keep a kiosk or a cafeteria onboard.
In many of these ferries the crew makes coffee and cakes which they sell to the passengeres. The payment is arranged by a small plastic box with a lid on, or often an open box too, where you put the money for what you buy.You pay, and take back your change-money, and enjoy your little meal. Nobody's watching you, and noboy is cheating.
Try these norwegian cookings when you visit Norway. Norway has lots of specialities that is worth a try. Most of all fish dishes, but the coastal "svele" is a must when travelling the coast.
There are many recepies, but this is the best one, and in many opinions the original:
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar (4 dl.)
- 4 cups flour (8 dl.)
- 2 tsp vanilla sugar
- 1 l kefir (buttermilk)
- 1 tsp hornsalt
- 1 tsp natron (bicarbonat)
Melt the butter, add sugar and beat in the eggs and milk. Combine the dry ingredients and add, mixing well. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Fry in a small amount of butter on a griddle. Serve with butter and sugar.
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