A classic, traditional and simple breakfast, lunch and dessert “in one” 🍞🥞

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

“Arme Riddere” is the Norwegian name and a Norwegian variant of the French “Pain Perdu”, and the German “Arme Ritter”, and the swedish “Fattige Riddare”, and the English “French Toast”, and also the Spanish “Torrija” 😊. It’s a bit like “dear child have many names” 😊. And that’s not strange at all,- because this kind of dish is so easy to make, so tasty, and can be made with different accessories and in different ways, even with slightly different ingredients in too.

So I think many people know this classic, simple, traditional and tasty breakfast, lunch and dessert 😊. Because this dish can actually been used as all three. Or at least we, me and my daughter, eat it to breakfast sometimes, and lunch other times. Sometimes also as a easy meal in between or even as an tasty dessert after dinner 🥞.

My Norwegian recipe for this easy and delicious little meal is:

6 slices loff (light bread), 2 eggs, 2 s sugar, 2 dl milk, 0.5 tsp cardamom, 1 tsp cable, and 1 s for frying.  (and I also have 1 tbsp with honey in the mixture).

Lightly beat eggs together with sugar, milk, honey and spices.  Pour the mixture into a dish.  2. Place the bread slices in the batter and let them soak through the liquid.  3. Take up the slices of bread and fry them with a little butter in the baking pan over medium-high heat.  Bake golden brown on both sides.  Placed on barrels.

The fried slices of bread can be served as is, or with jam, whipped cream and berries 🍓🍒.

This recipe with 6 slices of bread is enough for me and my daughter. We eat very easy 3 slices each 😊.

Like I mention, sometimes we have “arme riddere” for breakfast, other times to lunch. Sometimes as a snacks between two meal, or as an dessert after dinner 🥞.

It’s so easy to make, and it doesn’t take very long time either. It’s tasty and sweet, but at the same not to sweet.

I hope you will enjoy this delicious little dish as much as we do. A tiny little dish that can be used as both breakfast and lunch, as well as snacks between two meals, or a nice and easy dessert😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

My tasty “arme riddere” breakfast with fresh blueberries 😚.

I hope you will enjoy this delicious little dish as much as we do. A tiny little dish that can be used as both breakfast and lunch, as well as snacks between two meals, or a nice and easy dessert😊. Enjoy 🥰.

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How about a Norwegian homemade confectionery cake for the New Year celebration? 🎂🎆

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine and you 🧡

The New Years evening and celebration is just around the corner, and probably there’s some of us that really want to celebrate that 2020 is over?🎆 Why not celebrate it with a delicious, sweet, and tasty Norwegian homemade confectionery cake? Or maybe it is more like a dessert- and coffee cake? 😊

It hasn’t been a easy year for many people around in the world, but still we are allowed to celebrate. In general there’s something good to celebrate, even when the days can feel and be a bit dark and heavy.

This year I did made a Norwegian confectionery cake for Christmas. It’s actually 10 years since last time I did made this cake, even it’s one of my favourite cakes 😊. It’s not even a cake that’s difficult to make, or with expensive ingredients, but in general it was just me that eat this cake when my children was younger. I also remember my friends called my “DelfiaLaila” because I eat this cake “all the time” during the Christmas- time. I even had a piece or two with me at work in my lunch box 😅.

This year, this Christmas I felt for to “spoil” myself a bit, so I made me a Norwegian confectionery cake, Delfiakake 🥰. Maybe I’m going to eat it all up totally alone, but that’s fine for me 😊. I don’t need to share it with anyone 🙂. But I can at least share my Norwegian recipe with you 😊. And maybe you too want to spoil your self a bit, or just share the cake together with your New Year guests?

I haven’t found the butter we use in the cake here in Spain. Probably it is in one store I haven’t checked out yet, but I found out that I could try to use coconut oil instead. And to be honest,- it was perfect with coconut oil 😊. Coconut oil is liquid above 26 degrees and as a solid mass below 26 degrees.  So now during the wintertime here in Spain it’s not very much over 26 degrees at the moment and the coconut oil “behave” excellent for this cake 🌡.

The cake is called “Delfiakake” in Norwegian. But I’m actually not sure what translation I can use in English. So I just choose to call it a Norwegian homemade confectionery cake, or dessert- and coffee cake 🎂. It’s called this because the butter we use are called “delfiafett”.

The recipe for Norwegian homemade confectionery cake:

You need : 4 tablespoons strong coffee, 250 g Delfiafett (or coconut oil), 250 g cooking chocolate (I usually 50- 50 dark and light chocolate), 2 eggs, 0, 50 g sweet biscuits (eg Marie biscuits), 200 g marzipan,  200 gr geletopper, 200 gr licorice.

You do: Make strong coffee 2. Put Delfiafett (coconut oil) in a saucepan over low heat until it melts.  3. Add chocolate and let it melt with the oil.  Stir a little so that everything is mixed together.  Set aside and allow the mixture to cool.  4. Beat eggs and sugar until eggy.  5. Stir the melted mixture into the egg mixture.  A little at a time.  The chocolate mass should be shiny and tough when everything is whipped together.  6. Add 4 tablespoons of coffee, and mix well.  7. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.  Put the chocolate mass in the bottom.  Then add layers of chocolate with biscuits, marzipan, jelly tops and licorice to the mold.  Have the rest of the chocolate mass on top.  8 Allow to cool and store cool.

And vola- enjoy the cake, this one of my favourite Norwegian homemade confectionery cake 🥰. Tasty and very sweet, and yes, a kind of calorie “bomb” just so you know 😊.

We also are making something called “puffed rice tops” as Christmas sweets for the Christmas- time in Norway. You more and less use the same recipe as for the “Delfiakake”, but instead of the marzipan, biscuits, jelly tops and licorice we use puffed rice in the mixture.  Then we put about a tablespoon of the mixture in the muffin holders.  And put all the little cakes to cool.

I remember the first I should make this puffet rice tops. I was 20 years old, was living in Oslo and working at a hospital there. And pregnant with my first child (so maybe my mind was somewhere else?😅) After I had mixed it all together and made around 20- 30 muffin- holders with the mixture I actually did put them all into the oven, and turn it on around 200 degrees 😳.

Then I called my mam, and asked her if the eggs and sugar really needed to be completely stiff as egg yolk before I mixed it together. My mam said no, and asked my why I wonder. And I told her that all my cakes, or chocolate puffet rice tops was floated all over the oven.  She started laughing and asked if I baked the cakes.  Yes, I said.  She further asked if it said what degrees the recipe told my that I should fry them on.  No, one I said, but I thought they had forgotten to write it, the degrees, in the recipe, so I fry them at 200 degrees. That’s often the general degrees e use when we bake something in the oven.

Well,- you can say I had s bit of a work to clean that oven after “baking” the puffet rice tops 😅.

And believe it if not. The year after I did manage to do exactly the same with the Delfia cake too 😳 😅. Maybe I was to busy to be a mammi for my oldest son so I didn’t read the recipe to well? But one thing was for sure, the Delfia cake never became finish in the oven 😅. And I didn’t called my mom either, because I red the recipe one more time after a while, and I couldn’t find anything about any degrees in the oven. Anyway,- at least this time it was not so much to clean up. The cake was just never ever finish 😅.

But after this two “happenings” I have “learn” my “lesson” and never put cakes like this in the oven again 😊. Just a tiny reminder to you too 😊.

I hope you will enjoy this tasty and very sweet homemade Norwegian confectionery cake. Maybe share some with your family and friends on the New Year celebration? 🎆 Or just spoil your self a bit? 😊 …. and ps- but the cake in the cooler, not in the oven on 200 degrees 😉.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

My homemade Norwegian confectionery cake for this Christmas, but the cake is perfect for the New Year celebration too 🎆

The homemade Norwegian confectionery cake, called Delfiakake, is a homemade Christmas dessert cake that suits perfectly fine as celebration cake for the New Year celebrations too 🎆. Just don’t put it in the oven on 200 degrees 😉. Then it never will be finish 😅. I did try one time, many years ago 😅.

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A sweet taste of Norwegian late summer 🌞, and I did not share with anyone 😅

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you all 🧡

I remember when I was a child my mam, and my grandmother too, made a delicious dessert made from currants. I did try to make it myself to my children too, but for some reason they didn’t like this dessert as much as I did, and still does,- so I haven’t made it very much.

An other thing,- there’s not so much currants here in the area, at least I haven’t found to much, and the ones I have found has been a bit expensive.

But my mammi did send me a photo one day when she was making this dessert, and I did decided that I wanted to try to make one too 😊.

My plan was actually to make the dessert to “my fling”. I had promise homemade mushroom soup, and thought I could “top it all” with this delicious homemade dessert then 😅.

Like I mention, – the dessert is made from currants,- its fresh and sweet at the same time, and I really like it a lot. It’s not even difficult to make, or “expensive”,- except from the a bit expensive currants here in South of Spain 🍒.

The dessert is called “Trollkrem” in Norwegian,- and if I try to translate it into English it will be maybe “Troll cream”? Maybe the trolls in Norway did love this dessert too, or maybe you became a bit like a troll after eating it? 😅

Well,- I did feel a tiny bit like a troll after making it,- but okay,- maybe I’m allowed to be a tiny little troll now and then? 😊

The recipe for the Norwegian dessert, – Troll cream (for two persons):

1 large cup of currants (cleaned).  1 slightly smaller cup of sugar.  1 egg yolk.

Whisk everything together to a stiff cream / mousse.  Can be cooled slightly in the refrigerator if you wish.  Can also be served with cold custard.

And if the cream does not become stiff and like a mousse it may be because the currants are too ripe.  Then you can try whisking in another egg yolk into the cream.

How big the cup should be? I did use a normal tea cup 🍵.

Anyway,- the dessert is served. A tasty, fresh and sweet dessert that tast like late Norwegian summer 🌞.

I did mention that I became like a tiny little troll after making this Trollkrem,- and that’s because I didn’t share it with anyone 😅. I did eat up all by myself. I didn’t served any dessert to the mushroom soup 😅. And I enjoyed every tiny little spoon with no regrets totally alone 😊. Snd I didn’t tell anyone either that I had made “Trollkrem”,- I just kept it all for myself 😊. So it didn’t became any homemade dessert after the homemade mushroom soup 😅. I didn’t “top it all”, instead I did eat it all 😊.

But maybe I try to make a new one another day, and even share with someone? 😊

I hope you will enjoy this dessert as much as I do,- but hopefully you will share a bit more then I did 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon, – I hope 😊

Norwegian homemade dessert with a fresh taste of late Norwegian summer 🌞

I like dessert, and in general I also like to share. But this time I did eat it all. I didn’t share the taste of late Norwegian summer with anyone,- and I enjoyed every little spoon 🥰. Norwegian tasty homemade “Trollkrem” with currants 😊. Fresh and sweet 🌞.

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Empties my fridge and makes paprika “steak”, and a bacon mix with mango too 🌶 🥭🍔

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you during this time we all are going through 🧡

It’s a bit time since I have shared any food recipes with you. The reason is very simple,- it’s just me around in the house at the moment and my fridge and freezer are not very big so there’s not very much space to make and bake a lots of cakes, food and dinners for storage there over a period. And at the moment I’m also trying to empty both my fridge and freezer for food as well instead of fill it up 😊.

The reason why I’m trying to empty my fridge and freezer is to actually save money, eat “up” the food I have before I buy something new, and also because I know when my son in the middle and his friend are moving in they are going to bring their food with them as well as my daughter is going to do the same when she is moving in too. Then it’s necessary to have space and place for their food,- and it’s easier to organize the fridge and freezer for all of us too when it is as empty as possible 😊.

Like I mention I’m also empty my fridge and freezer for saving money. Sounds strange?

It’s not actually, because in general we have the food we like to eat in our fridge and freezer, and we even buy some more before “all” is empty, and then throw away the “old” food. We are in general very lucky. And I don’t like to throw away food. It’s also a couple of reasons for that. It’s again, for saving money, we eat up before we buy something new, as well as my thoughts goes to the ones that haven’t the same possibility for buying food as I have.

Sounds maybe strange,- but I don’t like to throw away edible food and knowing that other people don’t even have money to buy the food they want or need. And I can’t just give the food away either because I’m not sure where to find this people who haven’t to much to eat. If I had knew where to find them I had probably went there and delivered food. What I do instead is eat up what I have, as well as when I’m in the food store we have the possibility to buy some extra food and put it into boxes and give this to the people who haven’t to much. So then I do that at least.

I remember when I was a kid and didn’t want to eat up my food, either because I was saturated or because I didn’t like the taste, my parents reminded me of all those who didn’t have food.  I got a little tired of hearing about it, special because I was happy to give away my food that I couldn’t bear to eat.  I told my dad that it was perfectly fine for me to send my food in the mail to those who had no food.  But it was a little difficult to do that, for natural reasons that I didn’t understand as a child at that time 😊. Like for example my food, on my plate would be damaging during a mail- sending.

So I have this “we eat up our food” from my childhood too, and to be honest I have also tried my best to teach my children to “use the food they have” instead of buying something new and throw away edible food.

It’s a lots of tasty and good food you can make from “leftovers” like for example different kinds of omelettes, or just be a bit creative and use different recipes and put together something tasty and “new” in that way.

One day I did made myself some “paprika steak” for dinner, or that’s not actually totally correct 😊. I did use a Norwegian recipe for making something called “Paprika Steak”, but to be honest in my “steak” there was no paprika at all this time 😅🌶. I will share the original recipe with you 😊

Paprika steak: (to 4 pers.) 🌶🍔

What you need is: 400 g minced meat, 1/2 red paprika , 1/2 green green paprika, 1 egg, 1 / 2-1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1 box crushed tomatoes, 1 seasoning cayenne pepper, 1-2 tbsp.  squeezed lemon juice

1) Cut the bell pepper/ paprika into small pieces 2) Mix the meat dough with eggs, bell pepper, salt and thyme.  3) Shape 8 pieces (about 1 cm thick) steaks.  Put them in a refractory form 4) Mix tomatoes, lemon juice and cayenne pepper, and pour over the steaks.  Fry in oven at about 225 degrees, the steaks are turned after about 25 minutes, the total cooking time about 50 minutes.

Serve with rice or pasta and salad, or baguette with the butter if you wish.

I didn’t had any paprika when I made this, but I had some advocate and onion I used instead when I made my “paprika steak”. The thing with this recipe is that you can mix in different varieties of vegetables instead of throw them away. The dinner still gets tasty, but just with various tastes 😊. And I didn’t use any pasta or rice either, I took the “paprika steak ” on a slice of bread instead this time 😊. And also put on some pickled cucumber and beet on top.

An other day I made a mix of bacon, tomato and mango, and I was very surprised over how good this different tastes was together, special fried mango 🥭. I have fried mango a couple of times after this, it’s tast so good 😊.

I had leftovers of a pepper sauce that needed to be eaten, as well as some potato salad, bacon, tomatoes and mangoes that should also be eaten soon.  I cut tomatoes and mangoes into chunks, then bacon.  I fried bacon until it got a little crispy, and had the tomatoes and mangoes together with the bacon.  Leave everything to roast together for a few minutes.  I heated up the rest of the pepper sauce and had potato salad next to it. And “vola”,- a tasty leftover dinner and no waist of any food 😊.

Bacon, tomato and mango fried together, and some leftover potato salad and leftover pepper sauce for dinner 😊.

So it’s “just” to try be a bit creative and you can make and get different kinds of food, and dinners from leftovers instead of throw the food away. Its tasty too, and easy to make 😊.

Do you have any “special” leftover recipes you are using and want to share? Maybe something else then the popular omelette? 😊

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today too 🧡

See you soon 😊

Homemade food and dinner with leftovers create as a “steak” or burger 🍔

I don’t like to throw away food, instead I’m trying to eat up what I have as well as I’m trying to create some tasty leftover dinners 😊. If you want to try you will find two easy recipes for leftovers dinners in my post 😊🍔🥭. Enjoy 😊

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Creamy, homemade cauliflower soup with advocate as lunch, dinner or something to eat in the evening 🥑🥦🥣

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you during this time we all are going through,- together 🧡

Suddenly I’m on my own after living together with my oldest son and a friend of him for 3 months. It feels good to be alone, but also a tiny bit empty. Maybe it’s empty because all their bags and boxes are moved away? 😊 And maybe it’s empty because I have started moving my different things and stuff back into where they normally are, and suddenly got a bit more space and room “here and there” ? 😊

I have been re- organize my home back “to normal” the last days, and I feel closely like its echo in my home 😅. Suddenly the rooms was a bit bigger then just a week ago 😊.

But yes,- it’s empty in my home, I do miss both my son and his dog,- even his friend a bit 😊. I like to have my children around me,- but I prefer not to live together with them to long. Its best for both them and me to start living on our own, start our own lifes 😊. At the same time I’m very grateful for this weeks together with my oldest son,- and Im feeling lucky that also will get the opportunity to live together with my two youngest children for a while, during this summer 😊.

When I have been trying to get my home “back in business” again in between my work, I also need to eat,- and I really like cauliflower soup. It’s so easy to make, it’s very tasty and I can also cook so much that I can freeze the soup in portions so I have soup for lunch or dinner, or even something for the evening, for several days. I can’t eat cauliflower soup all day long,- but one meal during a day or every second day it’s not a problem,- it’s a good and tasty meal, that’s also fills my stomach and makes me feel full.

I have also planned to do some extra work with some extra online job during the next weeks. So easy and prepared food is good to have 😊 . Hopefully I will manage to earn “in a bit” what I have lost of my regular income during this corona- crisis and period. And maybe and hopefully try to study a bit Spanish as well. Somethings are easier to do when it’s just me around in the house 😊. And then its good to have some easy going food that is both tasty and fills up my stomach 😊. I hope I will manage my extra working plan the way I have planned,- but as most of us have experienced, many times things are not going as planned. And things can change very fast.

I have very good experience in that plans and things do not go as planned. Actually many years of experience with it, at the same time I know that for many people this became a whole new experience in life, that things do not always go as planned.  Many have now had to learn through the time we live in – that things do not always go as planned. A new and probably, challenged and difficult experience for many.

But the was actually not the point in my text today,- I’m writing myself away here 😊. I was actually going to share my recipe for my homemade, Norwegian cauliflower soup with you 😊. This soup is very easy to make and tasty as well. And like I mention, the soup can be use as a lunch or dinner, or even as a meal for the afternoon 😊.

Norwegian homemade and creamy cauliflower soup 🥣 (for 4 person)

1 cauliflower, 1/2 finely chopped onion, 8 dl.  water, 2 pcs.  broth cubes, 2 dl.  milk or cream.

Clean the cauliflower, divide it.  Put cauliflower, onion, water, broth cubes and milk / cream in a saucepan / saucepan.  Bring to a boil and cook until the vegetables are tender.  Flavor slowly and pepper.

It can’t be easier to make a tasty and delicious homemade soup 🥣.

This time I did double the recipe, and also used one broccoli as well. When the soup was finished I had some advocate in it too this time 😊.

The rest of the soup I have put in my freezer is without advocate, just plane soup. Something that’s give me the opportunity to use bacon or asparagus if I want, or maybe even some potatoes just to make it more “filling”. A tiny bit variation is possible even with the same soup 😊.

I normally serve bread or baguette, and butter together with the soup too 😊.

You can use both regular onions or red onions, spring onions or leeks.  The choice is yours.  I vary, and sometimes I mix a little of each of the different onions as well.

I hope you will enjoy this homemade Norwegian cauliflower soup as much as I do,- and maybe also try the different “taste”- opportunity as well? A bit mixing with some different tastes 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog today too 🧡

See you soon 😊

Norwegian homemade cauliflower soup topped with advocate 🥑😊

In between my work I have tried to re- organize my home “back to normal” again, after my oldest son moved out 😊. And in between work and re- organizing it’s necessary with some tasty food too 🥑🥦. I have made some homemade cauliflower soup from a Norwegian recipe, and I did made some extra too, so I have for several days 🥣. If you want to try this soup, you will find the recipe in my post 😊.

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