Recipe for Blotkake to Celebrate Mother's Day
Now it is time to think about other upcoming holidays. Surprise Mom on Norwegian Mother's Day, February 14, with a decadent dessert (or make it for Valentine's Day!). Thanks to Sunny with her blog "Arctic Grub" for the info below:
Norwegians love their mothers and show it with lovely cakes and sweets (made by mothers?!?) for their special day. In Norway, the first Mother’s Day was celebrated on February 9th, 1919 in Bergen, and was initially celebrated by religious groups, but it was the Oslo women Dorothea Schjoldager and Karen Platou who, in 1919, in conjunction with fitting organizations, business people and mass media, were successful in establishing Mother’s Day as a national holiday in Norway. This year, Mother's Day is February 14.
Typically, families will make a special cake (or five, we are Norwegians, after all) in honor of Mother’s Day, as well as serving mom breakfast in bed. I chose the traditional Norwegian cream cake “bløtkake”. This is a cake to be made on days like Mother’s Day, 17th of May (Norway’s Independence Day), weddings and confirmations. Festive, pretty and decadent all in one, it’s a symbol of celebration and perfect for the most important person in our world!
Click here for the recipe for Blotkake, courtesy of our friends at North Wild Kitchens.