Sot Suppe (Norwegian Sweet Soup)
My mother was the daughter of Norwegian immigrants who homesteaded our small Wisconsin dairy farm in the late 1800s. When my mother was a child, sweet soup was a traditional part of Christmas Eve, served cold with julekake, lefse, Christmas bread, or open-faced sandwiches. Sweet Soup is made with dried fruit and tapioca.
- 6 cups water
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca
- 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (depending upon how well you like the taste of cinnamon; you can also use a cinnamon stick)
- 2 cups dried fruit (use any kind you like: apples, apricots, peaches or a mixture of dried fruit)
- 1 cup raisins (dark or golden)
- 1 cup dried prunes
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (you can also use 1 teaspoon of dried lemon rind or several slices of fresh lemon)
In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, tapioca, cinnamon and water. Bring to boiling, stirring constantly. Stir in fruit (including the lemon if you're using sliced lemon) and heat to boiling again. Cover. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the fruit is tender.
After the fruit is tender, if you're using lemon juice, stir in the lemon juice (or teaspoon of dried lemon rind). Serve either cold or warm, depending upon your preference. If you use a sliced lemon, remove the lemon rind before serving.
For a light afternoon 'Norwegian' lunch (after hiking, sledding, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing), serve sweet soup with Julekake or Christmas bread, Christmas cookies, open-faced sandwiches, and a variety of sliced cheeses.
Sweet Soup also is good served cold on a hot summer day.
About The Author
LeAnn R. Ralph is a freelance writer for two newspapers in west central Wisconsin, is the editor of the Wisconsin Regional Writer (the quarterly publication of the Wisconsin Regional Writers' Assoc.) and is the author of the book, Christmas In Dairyland (True Stories From a Wisconsin Farm) (Aug. 2003); trade paperback. For more information about Christmas In Dairyland, visit http://ruralroute2.com
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news
Justin Gellatly's indulgent Christmas baking recipesThe GuardianI've always been massively into Christmas. When I was growing up, it was one big feast, with breakfast rolling into a huge lunch and then glorious leftovers on Boxing Day. Brandy butter was my favourite treat â€“ I remember eating it cold from the fridge ...
Yotam Ottolenghi's stuffing recipesThe GuardianIn today's chicken recipe, for example, I give you the best and greediest (and most controlled experiment) of all: enough stuffing to fit inside the cavity with some left over to bake alone. Generally, though, I prefer to cook my stuffing separately ...
The Best Inflammation-Fighting Recipes Of 2017mindbodygreen.com"This heavenly bowl of goodness really is a delicious way to nourish yourself when you are under the weather or just feeling depleted, exhausted, and overtired," Rose says. "Any recipe prepared with broth provides nourishment, but the ingredients in ...
Easy Spaghetti Recipes
Spaghetti has always been a favorite family meal. My teenage daughter will eat leftover spaghetti for breakfast, lunch, and as a mid-afternoon snack.
Texas Pecan Treats
Come August, there is nowhere I'd rather NOT be than in Texas. Steamy, sultry, and hot, living in Texas in August is like trying to breathe in a tightly-covered pressure cooker.
Looking for a Great Italian Meatball Recipe?
Looking for a great Italian meatball recipe? Wrap your lips around this one.The Best Meatball RecipeCan be prepared in 45 minutes or less.
No Bake Cookies Are Easy to Make and Fun to Eat
Got an urge for a homemade cookie snack but don't feel like mixing up a bunch of ingredients and baking? No problem. Whip up a batch of no bake cookies to satisfy your hunger craving.
These muffins are not only tasty, but they're also a good source of fiber. In recent years, health experts have come to realize that fiber is an important part of a heart-healthy diet.
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
You will need:1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mixFrostingSprinkles or other decorations of your choiceDirections:Prepare cake mix batter according to directions, or make any standard cake recipe batter (i.
Cool Snacks for a Hot Summer
Beat the heat with these cool summer treats!Mouse PopsiclesIt's not what you're thinking! The name refers to the size of the popsicle-not the contents. Wash a bowl of seedless grapes, and then set the grapes in the freezer for about an hour.
Vegetarian Gourmet----Meatless Makeovers
Three years ago I decided to go "meatless." It wasn't a difficult decision as I wasn't a voracious carnivore to begin with, however there were a few dishes that I missed that contained meat and wondered how I was going to live without these favorites.
What Wise Guys Eat
When I lived in the North End of Boston, in the nineteen eighties and nineties, I hung around a neighborhood bar from time to time, called The Corner Café. It was located on Prince Street near the corner of Salem Street.
Do I Really Need to Follow a Recipe?
These days, its seems like everyone is looking for different recipes to add to their tried and true favorites. Many people are looking for recipes that are low carb or that fit into the type of diet they are on.
Fresh Fruit: The Sweet, Healthy Dessert
Americans love dessert so much that some of us eat it before the meal instead of after. Fudgy brownies, gooey layer cake, cookies the size of saucers - we savor them all.
Canarian Recipes for Shrove Tuesday
For the British at least, Shrove Tuesday is probably better known as Pancake Day. Those wonderful delicacies, smothered in sugar and lemon and often tossed around in village competitions.
Low Carb Barbeque Sauce
Is there such a thing as low carb bbq sauce recipes? The answer is yes! You can enjoy all that barbequing has to offer with several different low carb barbecue recipes.The main item in BBQ sauce that causes the high carb levels is of course sugar, so you should look for recipes that do not have any sugar or substitute the sugar with a substitute like Splenda.
Holiday Leftover Ideas
The holidays are a time for friends and family and good old-fashioned home cooking. Who can resist the tempting smells coming from the kitchen at this most favorite time of year? Holiday dinners were among my favorite, most memorable meals as a child.
Gyokuro Cheesecake Recipe
This Gyokuro cheesecake makes an elegant dessert. Perfect for any occasion, and pretty easy to make.
Weight Loss Recipe: Fish In Orange Sauce
Lean protein is your diet is essential to weight loss and weight maintenance. Fish is an excellent source of lean protein as it is lower in fat that red meats.
Shake Things Up With Fun Milkshakes
Milkshakes have been around since the old days of drugstore soda fountains. Now days we tend to drink milkshakes mainly when we go out for a bite to eat at a fast food restaurant.
English Cucumber Sandwiches
Have you tried English cucumbers yet? They're a little different from the regular garden cucumbers usually found in grocery stores and at farmer's markets, although they look almost the same. The main difference is English cucumbers have a thinner skin (so they're better for slicing and they don't have to be peeled) and fewer seeds than garden cucumbers.
School Lunches the Frugal Way!
It seems that school starts earlier every year. So it's time to start thinking about what to put in those school lunches every morning.
A Pease Journey
Remnants of dried peas were found in Egyptian tombs. Hot pea soup was sold by Athenian vendors to passersby.