Christmas and Yule Favorites
Recipes on the Net:
A Norwegian Christmas Eve favorite, with ginger-flavored meatballs.
Christmas Ham (Julskinka)
Baked with a topping of mustard, sugar and breadcrumbs.
At Christmas, a plate of cookies is a good gift as well as a hospitable way to
greet guests. Explore the "cookies" topic on this site for many ideas.
A source for Scandinavian-style cookie stamps, suitable for
This version of the spiced wine uses wine, port and vodka for the liquor.
Cooked with apples, spices, sugar, vinegar, red wine and currant jelly.
Yule in Iceland (Jˇl)
Includes recipes for mutton soup (Kj÷ts˙pa), Yule porridge (Jˇlagrautur),
smoked mutton (Hangikj÷t), rock ptarmigan (Rj˙pa), leaf bread (Laufabrau),
Kleinur (a fried diamond-shaped cookie, like fattigman cookies), leg of lamb (LambalŠri),
smoked rack of pork (Hamborgarhryggur), and caramel potatoes (Br˙naar
The recipe is more British than Scandinavian, but you might want to honor the
shared Nordic heritage of the Yule log with this recipe.