[Sca-cooks] A funny thing happened

Ana Valdés agora158 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 09:56:05 PST 2010

I had the rice pudding, with the almond and it, for Christmas Eve. My friend
spent four hours on the rice, moving a heavy spoon of wooden the whole time.
It was marvelous, the taste was sublime.
Ana, living in Scandinavia, in Visby and Stockholm

On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 6:46 PM, Linda Peterson <mirhaxa at morktorn.com>wrote:

> Menus and recipes are always appropriate!
>        Mirhaxa
>  mirhaxa at morktorn.com
> On Sun, 10 Jan 2010, H Westerlund-Davis wrote:
>  A funny thing happened to me while I was preparing the menu for a
>> traditional Scandinavian Smorgasbord for our group's Yule. I have inherited
>> many of my Grandmother's recipes, many from Sweden and Finland.
>> As a kid I remember fondly eating her rice pudding, rice pancakes (more of
>> a cake then pancake) and baked rice pudding. Our ultimate favorite was the
>> rice pudding and my brother and I would race through a bowl to be the first
>> to find the almond. In our household the first to find the almond would be
>> the first to pick out a Christmas gift on Christmas Eve. The normal
>> tradition is who ever finds the almond first is the first to get married.
>> But, when you are 9 and 10 years old marriage is like the LAST thing on ones
>> mind.
>> So, with this happy memory in mind I added this dish to the menu. Today, I
>> gleefully sat down with happy memories to search through the books to find
>> the very well marked page for the rice pudding. I remember her complaining
>> to us that she slaved for hours over the dish and wanted us to slow down
>> while we were eating. I found the recipe in Beatrice A. Ojakangas The
>> Finnish Cookbook. In Finnish it is called Rissipuuro or Creamed Rice. It
>> normally takes 2 hours to cook with an additional 30 minutes for cooling to
>> add the heavy cream. I discovered in the margins; in my Grandmother's
>> handwriting.... "Get Cozy Shack Rice Pudding. Tastes the same." Got to love
>> Grandmothers!
>> If any one is interested I can post the menu and also the recipes for this
>> feast. It is complete with Lutfisk, which is another funny story, gravlax,
>> and herring. I do have non-fish meats too.
>> Bless Bless
>> Aelina Vester-lundr
>> aka Aelina the Saami
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