Charmed by autumn plums

Welcome the change of seasons with a slice of freshly-baked Norwegian plommekake CHRISTY OLSEN FIELD Taste of Norway Editor September is here, which means that it’s plum season! I am utterly charmed by plums, whether they are made into jam, baked, or enjoyed fresh out of hand. I was delighted to learn earlier this year that plums are a favorite in Norway too, grown in backyards and some orchards in Hardanger. Plommekake (plum cake) is a popular way to enjoy the fall-ripening stone fruit. My take on plommekake is a buttery, not-too-sweet cake with warming spices and filled with plums so each bite bursts with jammy goodness. Use whatever plum
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Christy Olsen Field

Christy Olsen Field

Christy Olsen Field became the Taste of Norway Editor in April 2019. She worked on the editorial staff of the Norwegian American Weekly from 2008 to 2012. An enthusiastic home cook and baker, she lives north of Seattle with her husband and two young sons. She is also a grantwriter for small nonprofits in the Seattle area.

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