Cookbook giveaway: Norwegian Cakes and Cookies

Each month, I usually run a giveaway here with a cookbook I think my readers will enjoy. This month, I have a copy of  Norwegian Cakes and Cookies – a pretty cookbook that I hope will inspire you to cook up a few desserts that you’ve never made before. The book offers a beautiful repertoire of dessert recipes – many based on traditional Norwegian desserts with a modern twist. Acclaimed pastry chef Sverre Saetre shares some of his favourite recipes alongside some gorgeous food photos. Some standout recipes I can’t wait to try are his Marzipan Cake with Strawberries, Raspberry Jam with Lychee and his Rhubarb Soup with Cinnamon and Sour Cream. It’s often easy to get into a bit of kitchen routine and to make the same desserts over and over again. This book is the perfect opportunity to step out of your comfort zone – whatever it may be – and try something new!

To win your very own copy of this cookbook, simply let me know which dessert you’ve made most recently. The contest ends on April 12th 2012, at midnight. The winner will be drawn at random and you must be a Canadian or American resident to enter. Good luck and I look forward to hearing from you!

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47 Comments on Cookbook giveaway: Norwegian Cakes and Cookies

  1. bqualley
    March 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm (6 years ago)

    I would love to own this cookbook. Our Norwegian cousins will be here this summer. Wouldn’t it be a surprise to bake from this book! The latest dessert I made was Burnt Sugar Ice Cream with Cinnamon Meringues. (Swoon)

  2. northernblues
    March 24, 2012 at 7:21 pm (6 years ago)

    As a foodie with a first degree in Scandinavian Studies I would simply love this cookbook! The dessert I made most recently was a homemade strawberry pudding with coconut whipped cream. Yum!

  3. suburban prep
    March 24, 2012 at 8:40 pm (6 years ago)

    I just made lemon squares today. Last week I made a banana cake with cream cheese frosting.

    what an interesting looking book

  4. AnneHD
    March 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm (6 years ago)

    Last desert I made: vanilla cake with passionfruit curd and vanilla-rhum swiss meringue buttercream… for my own babyshower! I wouldn’t leave the fun of making the cake to anyone else.

  5. Cat
    March 25, 2012 at 12:52 am (6 years ago)

    I made oatmeal cookies with raisins, chocolate chips, and walnuts!

    This cookbook sounds pretty cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Maddie P
    March 25, 2012 at 3:01 am (6 years ago)

    I recently made sea salt and caramel pudding…but think some Norwegian cookies would be welcome

  7. rusvaplaukė
    March 25, 2012 at 3:54 am (6 years ago)

    regaThe last dessert I made was a potato pie with almonds and chocolate.. I wouldn’t have tried it actually, but our local a la daring bakers group chose it as this months’ challenge !

  8. marissa at the boot
    March 25, 2012 at 4:56 am (6 years ago)

    i made strawberry tiramisu this morning, i can’t wait to try a piece after lunch! i adore cookbooks and would love to have this in my collection, you’re right about getting into a dessert slump!

  9. Her Boudoir
    March 25, 2012 at 8:42 am (6 years ago)

    You had me at marzipan….LOL

    The last dessert I made were an experimental cannoli – I made vanilla pizzelles and rolled them while warm, then filled with chocolate chip cannoli cream. Awesome 🙂

  10. Elodie
    March 25, 2012 at 9:28 am (6 years ago)

    I made a ricotta cake yesterday to eat at lunch…

  11. Patter
    March 25, 2012 at 9:47 am (6 years ago)

    I made apple, pumpkin and chocolate empanadas

  12. Hazel - Chicken in a Cherry Sauce
    March 25, 2012 at 11:43 am (6 years ago)

    The last dessert I made was dulce de leche cupcakes for a friend who gave up chocolate for lent! I am way too addicted to dulce de leche. I have Norwegian friends who always cook and bring us savoury food like brown cheese, reindeer stroganoff (yum!) and lots of gorgeous seafood. I’d love to see the recipes inside this book!

  13. Sara
    March 25, 2012 at 1:48 pm (6 years ago)

    Great giveaway – this cookbook looks awesome! The most recent dessert I made was cupcakes for my boyfriend’s birthday based on the drink the ‘old fashioned’ – orange cake with whisky-bitters-orange zest buttercream.

  14. bea masters
    March 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm (6 years ago)

    That cookbook looks very cool! The last dessert that I made was a key lime pie. I made it with my cousin because my cousin told me she had never baked before! I gave her my special key lime pie recipe and showed her how easy it is to make! My recipe is on my blog to inspire other non-bakers to make pie:

  15. Pat R
    March 25, 2012 at 3:21 pm (6 years ago)

    I have a coconut layer cake baking as I type this.

  16. Elin
    March 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm (6 years ago)

    I made strawberry shortcakes for my sister’s birthday.

  17. gdwmsu
    March 25, 2012 at 5:01 pm (6 years ago)

    My grandmother always made a Vanilla Chiffon cake for each of us on our birthdays, so I made her cake yesterday for a family gatherings. 9 eggs! 3 heaping tsps of baking soda!
    Baked in a angel food cake pan. Unusual, old fashioned recipe but the cake is absolutely amazing.

  18. Elizabeth
    March 25, 2012 at 8:18 pm (6 years ago)

    I would love this cookbook,since my husband is Norwegian! The last dessert I made was pretty cupcakes for my son’s Birthday!

  19. Lourdes
    March 26, 2012 at 1:39 am (6 years ago)

    I love cookbooks!!! Always looking for new recipes to try. The latest dessert I made was Sweet Potato Flan.

  20. Carrie
    March 26, 2012 at 11:03 am (6 years ago)

    I visited Finland last fall, and this cookbook sounds awesome! I made some peppermint brownies on Saturday for my in-laws. I’ll be making more for my husband tomorrow night.

  21. Nicole
    March 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm (6 years ago)

    Norweigan food is so underrated! I’d love a cookbook to make it more often! My last dessert was actually cinnamon sugar soft pretzels for a church function. They’re always a huge hit because they’re not AS sweet as the other desserts. Thanks for hosting the giveaways!

  22. Anna
    March 26, 2012 at 3:15 pm (6 years ago)

    I actually saw this at B&N recently and mentally filed it away to check it out later. It sounds awesome. I’m currently trying to clear out the freezer to make room for upcoming cooking/freezing marathons, so the last thing I made was a couple of loaves of peach bread. Nom.

  23. Lisa S
    March 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm (6 years ago)

    coconut cupcakes…and I don’t bake enough.
    lisastassforth at sbcglobal dot net

  24. Sarah H.P.
    March 26, 2012 at 5:04 pm (6 years ago)

    My mom and I made cupcakes yesterday!

  25. JuLo
    March 26, 2012 at 5:54 pm (6 years ago)

    I made some chocolate cookies because I had leftover frosting. Best reason to make cookies, right? 🙂

  26. Yenyen
    March 26, 2012 at 8:12 pm (6 years ago)

    I almost cried when I saw the cookbook. My Norwegian grandmother’s desserts were heavenly. Her cookies were famous in the town we lived in. She’s been gone nearly 20 years and my siblings and I still talk about her skills in the kitchen. Funny enough, the last dessert I made were her now world famous sugar cookies, thanks to a cousin who made them in Japan. We have friends who get angry if we don’t make them every Christmas. They are out of this world.

  27. Kat
    March 26, 2012 at 9:59 pm (6 years ago)

    I would love to own this cookbook. The last dessert I made was a cheesecake.

  28. Michael J. McCoy
    March 26, 2012 at 11:07 pm (6 years ago)

    Would love thos cookbook. Last dessert was an old fashioned chocolate cake from an old Hersheys recipe1

  29. Stephanie
    March 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm (6 years ago)

    Ooh this book looks interesting!!
    The last dessert I made was cake pops! Chocolate and vanilla covered with various colors with sprinkles and decorations. One was dipped in yellow with a smiley face 🙂

  30. Heather
    March 27, 2012 at 9:36 pm (6 years ago)

    Would love to have this cookbook. The last dessert I made was a Lemon Drizzle Cake from the book “Best Kept Secrets of the Women’s Institute.”

  31. Xin, MD, MPH
    March 28, 2012 at 1:25 am (6 years ago)

    I made New York Times chocolate chip cookies for some mentors and colleagues at work:) Thanks!

  32. Xin, MD, MPH
    March 28, 2012 at 1:28 am (6 years ago)

    I made some Jacque Torres Chocolate chip cookies recently for my mentors an co-workers. Thanks!

  33. Lynnette
    March 28, 2012 at 11:57 am (6 years ago)

    I recently tried something new and is now my favorite: alfajores!!

  34. Lisa
    March 29, 2012 at 2:28 am (6 years ago)

    I made some chocolate cayenne cookies.

  35. Barbara
    March 29, 2012 at 8:58 am (6 years ago)

    I made pancakes! Thanks great giveaway!

  36. Anonymous
    March 29, 2012 at 3:42 pm (6 years ago)

    i’ve made choc chip cookies recently

  37. Cecile
    March 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm (6 years ago)

    this book looks very interesting! 🙂
    I did my first angel food cake yesterday (yummy!), as well as some “petits pots de crème à la vanille de Madagascar” 😉

  38. ababe28
    April 1, 2012 at 8:57 am (6 years ago)

    We made SunKake…and the kids all helped and had so much fun!

    ababe28 *at* hotmail dot com

  39. Sara
    April 3, 2012 at 7:52 am (6 years ago)

    Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m loving yours, and extra-excited that I’m in time for this giveaway. I love Beatrice Ojakangas’ book (if you know it) and so I’m in love with Scandinavian baking. My most recent dessert–I made the lemon birthday cake from the flour bakery cookbook for my younger son, who just turned two!

  40. Cooking Rookie
    April 5, 2012 at 12:17 am (6 years ago)

    I made pistachio cookies :-). Would love to try some Norwegian desserts, I am not familiar with Norwegian food much.

  41. Teslaca
    April 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm (6 years ago)

    What an interesting looking cookbook. The last dessert I made was a batch of lime cookies. They were great!

  42. Alev
    April 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm (6 years ago)

    I made almond cookie and sweet egg bread.Thanks for the great giveaway!

  43. stylefriendly
    May 2, 2012 at 2:03 am (6 years ago)


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