Food memories: Norwegian Boller (Updated)

There’s some changes going on on the blog, as you may have noticed, and it will take a while till it will be tweaked into what I’d like it to be, so I hope you’ll be patient with me as I slowly get there;)

But while we wait let’s have some delicious, simple and tasty Norwegian Boller (sweet rolls) shall we?

This is a recipe I grew up with and love.

It’s very simple and subtle in flavor, but nevertheless a real treat.

I remember how the rain would be pouring down outside, the wind blowing and my beloved mother would light the fireplace and start a batch of sweet rolls.

The aroma from the ‘boller’ baking in the oven would infuse our home with sweetness.

That cardamom and sugar smell is to me the perfume of motherly love.

Countless times in the winter would I walk the 2km home from school, tired and cold from wading in the snow I would lay down on the warm tile floor in the hallway when I reached our home.

The heat would slowly melt my cold little body as my beloved mother took off my boots and winter clothes, layer by layer until I was in my light stockings and a t-shirt ready to snuggle up in front of the fire place just in time for the “boller” to be golden and ready in the oven.

Back then I may have taken my beloved mothers sweet act of love a bit for granted, today, however, I cherish those memories and make sure I thank her as often as I can for showing her love for me through homemade food from scratch;)

(PS: The tbs measurement above should be tsps.

Thank you Sara Nielsen for pointing that out).

I know the recipe is with european measurements, but you can easily convert the grams to cups online, go here.

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Photo and styling by Marte Marie Forsberg

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6 Responses to Food memories: Norwegian Boller (Updated)

  1. Sarah Nielsen says:

    These look absolutely delicious! Can I just check (as I intend to make them ASAP) – the salt/cardam/baking powder measurements are Tablespoons or Teaspoons? THanks!! Sarah

  2. Marte Marie says:

    @ Sarah Nielsen: They are indeed lightly sweet and delicious, and I’m so glad you’re going to try them out;) It’s tsp which I assume is teaspoons. I need to be better at writing out these recipes. Let me know if you have any other questions along the way. Happy baking!

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  4. Beks Dittmer says:

    I remember making these Norwegian rolls with you, many many years ago in Tokyo! So glad that I now have the recipe. Much love, B xoxo

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  6. Sarah says:

    Tusen takk! :)