Scandinavian baking Mor Monsen

Mor Monsen
14th November

The weather is damp and despite the
fact it's unseasonably mild my mind at this time of year always turns to comfort food. The loss of a friend this week and now with the added horror of Paris and other countries suffering their own inhuman madness I need comfort and to hold my loved ones dear.

This week I harked back to my childhood culinary delights which were peppered with both Asian and Scandinavian food, we never knew which flavours would grace our plates from one day to the next. But this week as I often do,  I turned to my maternal side and baked for the first time Mor Monsen. This was a cake my mormor made all the time, never needing  to look up the recipe. It's an old traditional Norwegian stable. Try it. 

Mor Monsen

300 g butter
300 g sugar
300 g plain flour
1 ts baking powder
5 eggs
juice and rind of 1 lemon
 
Beat butter and sugar until light and flufffy. 

Add the eggs one at the time. 

Add flour, baking powder, juice and rind of lemon. 

Put the mixture in a small roasting tin (30x40cm) lined with baking paper. 


Pre baking, Mor Monsen


Sprinkle with chopped almonds, raisins and sugar. Bake on 175 degrees for 20-25 min


A moist sponge cake with a hint of lemon and a flavoursome topping

I am joining in with  Amy  today for five on Friday, despite the fact I'm posting on a Saturday.  I have five words that I am going to try and work on this week: compassion, companionship,  positivity, health and happiness.

 
 
♥♥♥

21 comments:

  1. Yummy! I think I could make that cake. I am half Norwegian. I know what you mean about the sadness of recent events and the strong desire to keep our people close.

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    1. Pom Pom let me know if you make it. Not sure I had picked up in the fact you were half Norwegian. On which dude? Do you ever go back?

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  2. Comfort food at its yummiest as it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Comfort food is wonderful but not for my ever expanding waistline Christine

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  3. I would love to make this and it looks SO good. I need Sam to come home as the girls don't really "do" cake..

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    1. Presume he is not back till Christmas break Beth. This cake freezes well so you could make it, taste it then freeze till he comes home...

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  4. It looks great apart from the raisins, but that's just me! :-)

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    1. My daughter doesn't like rations too yet she loves this cake! Odd. But they are easy to omit from the recipe

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  5. I would have set to and made this if I hadn't just got back from the supermarket without lemons. I hadn't realised I had run out. I'm not going back out again in this weather. It's still dreadful. Still, I am safe and dry and counting my blessings and also holding my loved ones that little bit closer just now. X

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    1. What a shame you hadn't lemons. Next time you could try with an orange instead, it would be different Jumes but I'm sure just as tasty. Let me know if you make it

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  6. Hi Selma. Thank you for sharing this recipe for a classic Norwegian cake. My friend Laila made this cake for our Norwegian festival but she didn't share the recipe. I'm going to make it for sure! I hope all is well with you and your family. The care, Pat xx

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    1. So glad I could help Pat. Let me know when you make it and what the family think x

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  7. The cake sounds delicious and I like the idea of your five words. We could all do with more compassion given the horrors in our world.

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  8. Looks delicious!

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  9. Looks delicious!

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  10. So very sorry to hear about your friend Selma. I can see why you turned to baking to comfort you, this sounds very delicious indeed. I hope that love and caring comes your way this week. Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you had a good weekend. xx

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    1. Thanks Amy. I've been very sad this week x

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  11. Oh, this does look so comforting! Love the five words for the week - I needed that! Such a sad week. Sending hugs xo Karen

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