Today, 21st January, is soldagen (the sun day) when the sun officially returns to Tromsø (for about 2mins over the mountains).  It can be seen from the centre of town, on the top of the island and on the south shore.read more...

Celebrate Soldagen (the sun day) with solboller (sunburns) - a yellow colored sweet bread with a custard center. From my little Norway

Skoleboller - boller with a custard centre and an iced coconut topping.  They are as generic as the original boller in Norway.  Every supermarket stocks a fresh load of these in the bakery section.

Skoleboller - boller with a custard centre and an iced coconut topping. They are as generic as the original boller in Norway. Every supermarket stocks a fresh load of these in the bakery section.

Kompe ~ Potato Dumplings; either you like them or you don't.  I also love them the next day - sliced and fried.

Kumle, also called Raspeball or "Poteteboll", made of Potatoes, typical Norwegian. Potato and Potato Flour .

Swedish limpa bread. A rye and wheat blend with flavors of citrus and anise. It had a soft crumb and an earthy flavor. My grandma usually serves it with havarti dill cheese. best. snack. ever.

A rye and wheat blend with flavors of citrus and anise. It had a soft crumb and an earthy flavor. My grandma usually serves it with havarti dill cheese.

Simply Sweet: Skillingsbolle (Norwegian Cinnamon Buns)

My sister was here this weekend, so of course we had to have some Norwegian treats! I made skillingsbolle for our brunch yesterday mornin.

Norwegian apple squares

Norwegian Apple Squares

Instructions on how to make Lefsa (Norweign bread). I love these with butter, sugar and cinnamon and rolled up! Reminds me of grandma Palmer!

Instructions on how to make Lefsa (Norwegian bread). I love these with butter, sugar and cinnamon and rolled up!

Norwegian School Bread (Skolebrød): I make my own custard rather than sub in vanilla pudding, but then follow the rest of the recipe and prep. Delicious!

Norwegian School Bread (Skolebrød)

Norwegian School Bread (Skolebrød) Filled with rich vanilla cream or vanilla pudding, Norwegian School Bread is a special treat to include in your children's lunches or to prepare for a special school gathering. (can use pie fillings, too!

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