Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras are probably well-known terms, but what you might not know is that we have the equivalent day in Norway. We call it “Fastelaven” and it was last weekend. But that was also the day of Mother`s Day in Norway, so I asked my mom if we could postpone both until I came to visit this weekend. So today we celebrated both Mother`s Day and Fastelaven. And here is where the cream puffs come into the picture. You see, the traditional food on Fastelaven is cream puffs filled with whipped cream and berries or jam, with a confectionary sugar dust.
Here is my super-easy and quick recipe for Cream Puffs “Norwegian Style”;
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup of water
- 1 stick of butter
- 1 cup of flour
Preheat the oven at 390°F.
Melt butter in water in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil. Turn the temperature down, and add flour. Mix it until the doug lets go of the saucepan. Add one egg at a time. Stir good between each egg, until the last one, now you stir gently until the egg is incorporated into the dough.
Take one tablespoon filled with dough and place on a baking sheet. This makes 8-10.
Bake in the oven for approx. 25 min, or until the puffs has a golden crust. Do NOT open to oven door until they`re done. If you do they might collapse!
Let cool off before serving. Split them in half, and add berries or some good jam on the bottom, then splurge with whipped cream. Put the top on and carefully dust the cream puffs with confectionary sugar. Bon apetit! Or as they say in Norwegian; Velbekomme!
My favourite dogs in the world; Noah and Milo
Enjoying a piece of the greatest blueberry cheesecake ever!
Exam. Enough said.
Donated some christmas gifts to charity
A beautiful Christmas crib
Milo and Noah wanting me to go for a walk
Belgian waffle with Haagen-Dazs ice-cream. Love it!
The local mall`s christmas decoration
My BF gave me a Marc Jacobs handbag. OMG! Love, love, love it!
We celebrate Christmas Eve, so on Christmas Day we had a leftover lunch on the balcony.
Noah`s way of protesting me leaving. He does this everytime I`ve packed my suitcase.
It`s not the best quality on the pictures, but it`s so nice to have something to look at now that I`m back in cold winter-Norway.
I’m in the final stage of composing my essay on the female struggle in 19th century America. Soon, I’ll be done and the holidays can finally begin! Can’t wait! Until then I’ll probably be chugging down yet another diet coke.
When I went shopping the other day, I was looking for a nice top that I could use on Christmas but also on other occasions, as it`s such a waste for me to buy beautiful dresses that`ll only be worn once a year. In addition, I`m also one of those who freeze all the time. I`ve often been seen covered by a blanket on a summer`s day! Which is why I prefer using a pair of nice pants or a skirt combined with a nice top on special occasions. As you already know I did find one beautiful, budget friendly, blue sequin top with a 3/4 sleeve; which got me thinking about different ways of wearing it, with an emphasis on everyday use. So I found a similiar looking top on Polyvore and played around for a little while and here`s the result.
Special occasion; this is how I intend to use the top on Christmas Eve Going out for dinnerA comfy everyday look, that can be used both at work and university
What do you think? How would you make the most of one item of clothing?
It`s not often that I discover a new christmas song, especially not one as beautiful as this, so I thought I`d share it with you. It`s called “Home for Christmas” and it`s performed by the Norwegian artist, Maria Mena. Hope you`ll enjoy it!