Consisting of cake, cream and jello, this cake basically is a calorie bomb which is probably also why it's called "bestemorskake" (Grandmother's cake) in Norwegian cause let's be honest, aren't all our grandmothers trying to spoil us with hearty food all the time?It probably won't do you any good if you're still trying to fit into that tiny bikini that's been gathering dust in your wardrobe all winter but it's delicious!
Quick and easy is my motto when it comes to cooking and baking and you might feel the same way! Long story short, I'd been planning to make a traditional Norwegian blødkake tarte for the 17th May National Day celebrations but that would have required a whole lot of time that I simply don't have! So when I stumbled upon a recipe for cheese cake in a jar, I knew I had to try this instead!
The portions were more than enough for us and we were very satified with the food. Simon even claims that his was the best burger he's ever eaten in Tromso and I can say that my veggie burger was one of the best I've ever had as well. Furthermore, the friendly staff and the extremely cosy and fun environment also had a share in us having a great evening at Burgr Bar!
SPiS transforms into an a la carte restaurant in the evening and admittedly, I didn't quite get how that would fit to a hostel/budget hotel at first but the key here is that SPiS isn't just popular among tourists but also among locals, and especially so at the weekends! The place was packed so if you're staying here during the weekend, definitely make sure to order a table in advance!
Now I'm not sure whether "pancake cakes" are actually authentically Swedish. Simon's only remark was "I'm half-Swedish and I have never heard about this before". Yeah, now he's suddenly so proud of his Swedish heritage but when I tell him that I want to move to Sweden he suddenly becomes very Norwegian again... Anyhow, I have to admit that I've seen cakes like this on a hygge comfort food book cover before so I question its deep-rooted Swedish origin as well. But they looked good and they certainly tasted good!
One of the many reasons why I fell in love with Dublin is definitely all the amazing food I got to eat there! And while I certainly visited a fair share of nice restaurants and pubs during my 9-day stay in the city, I know someone who is lucky enough to live there: Welcome Tais from Nyr Dagur Blog!I teamed up with Tais to write the ultimate foodie guide to Dublin with all of her favourite places to eat (the local's perspective) and all of my favourite places (the tourist's perspective).
Are you excited for Christmas yet or do you need the special Nordic extra to get you in the holiday spirit? Well I certainly hope that you enjoy baking as I'm sharing a recipe for typically Scandic Christmas goodies today: Lussekatter! Now lussekatter literally translate to lucy cats but what they really are is safran buns that are typically eaten in Sweden, Norway and Denmark to celebrate St. Lucia.
If you've been reading this blog for a while, you know that I'm not exactly a fan of Norwegian cuisine. If there's one time of the year I'd happily spent tons of money on Norwegian food, it's during SMAK - Tromso Food Festival! It's a wonderful opportunity to get to know Northern Norwegian cuisine on a budget!
SMAK - from the Norwegian word for "taste" - as this festival is called, is all about Northern Norwegian food and this festival was held for the third time in Tromso this year. I have no idea why I didn't go there last year but I'm so glad that I made it last weekend. At SMAK, restaurants, bars and farms from Tromso and even Lofoten presented and sold their products and most stands had a few niblets for you to taste. And oh boy, that's what I did!