Christmas Special: Seven Types of Christmas Cakes

Delicious recipes worth filing for next Christmas


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In 1845, the Norwegian writer Mrs. Hanna Winsnes wrote “Textbook in the Different Genres of the Household” (Norwegian: Lærebog I de forskjellige Grene af Huusholdningen) where she presented 618 recipes and guides to good homemaking.

The book covered everything from animal slaughter and baking, to soap and candle making. It was very popular up until the 1940′s with numerous editions, and was regarded as the “Housewife’s Bible”.

Mrs. Winsnes was famous for her work to professionalize homemaking through several books on household, hand crafts and recipes. She was also the first Norwegian female novelist with her 1841 novel “The Count’s Daughter” under the pseudonym Hugo Schwarz.

In her household book “Lærebog I de forskjellige Grene af Huusholdningen” she emphasized the importance of good order, cleanliness and planning, as well as efficient use of surrounding resources.

Mrs. Winsnes was also the first who anchored the traditional Christmas baking tradition in…

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Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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One Response to Christmas Special: Seven Types of Christmas Cakes

  1. scrapydo says:

    You’ve been hard busy catching up on posting your blogs!


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