Nothing screams Christmas like Ebleskiver – or Danish Pancakes as they are called in the US. Test our true and tried recipe to get your fill.
Get the ingredients you need to put together a Scandinavian Christmas dinner in the US.
Scandinavians are a traditional people. We may be known for modern and sleek designs, but deep down when it comes to some areas, we can be an old-fashioned bunch. Christmas is one of those areas. We treasure our holiday season, and carry out all of our traditions with much due diligence. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite Christmas traditions for you to try.
Add either of these two Scandinavian rice desserts to your holiday preparation this year. Rice porridge with cinnamon sugar or rice cream and cherry sauce.
The celebration of Santa Lucia is one of the most cherished traditions throughout the Scandinavian countries.
Every year the Swedish Women’s Educational Association’s (SWEA) host their Christmas Bazaar at the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC. The event is a grand extravaganza of Swedish food and vendors. The finale, a Saint Lucia procession performed by an authentic Swedish choir made up of US-Swedes of all ages. We attended and were by no means disappointed.
Every year in the beginning of December, the Norwegians turn up the holiday spirit in Washington DC. In what has become a cherished tradition in the nations capital, the grand Christmas tree was lit up on December 1, 2015 to tunes from Norwegian country singer Ida Jenshus.
If you live in a condo in Chicago, in a co-op in New York, or anywhere in the city of Philadelphia, you may be counting yourself as part of a growing segment of the American population, who is forced to forgo a live tree for Christmas. That’s a tall order for us tree-loving Scandinavians. Luckily, we’ve found a way around this piece of legislation.
From November till February there’s not a fridge in any of the Scandinavian countries that doesn’t have a jar of pickled red cabbage. This dish is key to the Scandinavian Christmas table whether as a side for meat and potatoes, or as a topping on open-faced sandwiches. Use our recipe to get your own pickled red cabbage in house during the winter months.
Nothing says Scandinavian Christmas more than gløg/glögg/gløgg. It’s the perfect warm drink after a day of skiing or just a long walk.