It is Easter break here in Norway. For many Norwegians this means the call of
the mountains. After a long, dark, cold, snowy winter and when the first signs
of spring appear Norwegians long for the cold, snowy, but sunny mountains and
skiing. It is perhaps a little difficult to understand why they seem to chase
after snow when just a few days before they were cursing a late snowstorm for
covering newly emerging daffodils. Perhaps it is the attraction of hot and cold
And with all this out door activity it is not perhaps the time for cooking.
Anything that is prepared has got to be light and can travel well since it is
going to be put in a backpack. That usually means open-faced sandwiches (smorbrod),
thermoses of something warm, definitely oranges, and perhaps a kvikklunsj. That's
a chocolate covered wafer candy bar.
Of course Easter morning the Easter rabbit has left a large colorful egg filled
with chocolate and marzipan candies. Marzipan is a great favorite here in Norway.
At holiday times it comes in many forms. Right now you can buy marzipan chicks
and bunnies and chocolate covered marzipan eggs.
Many still prefer to make their own marzipan. It is surprisingly easy to make
and children love sculpting it into shapes. Follow this link to our Marzipan
recipe and marzipan ideas. Marzipan