A coffee cake to honor a tradition

Nothing is as Norwegian as “Kaffi og Kake” Sunny Gandara Arctic Grub The first time I took my American husband to Norway, he was amazed at how much coffee Norwegians drink. Not only for breakfast, but once again before lunch, then after lunch, before dinner, and most importantly, after dinner, accompanied by a wide array of cookies and cakes. When you go for a visit at someone’s home in Norway, it is pretty much guaranteed that you will be offered a cup (or three) of coffee along with whatever homemade pastries are in the house. This is regarded as customary and is a big tradition and sign of hospitality in Norwegian homes. According to my husband, all Norwegians should be super wired all the time (no
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The Norwegian American

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