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Viking age style pudding

 

Cooking the bulgar wheat for the Viking age style pudding

Cooking the bulgar wheat for the Viking age style pudding

The recipe for this is from the Viking Recipe PDF hosted at Ancient History

I’ve made this dish once before – this time I made it to take to an SCA camping event where I was hoping to try to eat “Viking” food while “viking” camping… unfortunately I got sick right before the event, so ended up having to miss it… but still I enjoyed it at home!

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Posted by on October 13, 2017 in Treats

 

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Nordic “Stone age” bread

Nordic nut and seed "bread"

Nordic nut and seed “bread”

While looking for food to take to one of the SCA events I was going to, I looked for things that would pack well and be pretty versatile. I came across this recipe for “Nordic ‘Stone age'” bread, billed as a “Viking bread” on Pinterest.

Not quite Viking Age…
Well… it isn’t Stone-Age or Viking-Age as-is… because it has sunflower seeds in it, and sunflower didn’t go to Europe until the 1500s from North America. It also has pumpkin seeds in it, which also didn’t go to Europe until well past the Viking Age.

Pecans are noted as an optional ingredient, but also weren’t brought to Europe from North America until the 16th Century.

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Posted by on August 26, 2017 in South-West Calgary

 

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Viking Age style flatbread

Viking age style flatbread, ready to pack up for camp

Viking age style flatbread, ready to pack up for camp (or top with honey and nom…)

For a SCA camping event I was going to, I wanted to make some semi-authentic (ish) food to enjoy at the event. While I have a number of different costumes, my main persona is 11th Century Norse, (Icelandic to be specific) aka VIKING. Viking-age attire is also way easier to wear and more comfortable at camping events for that matter too.

One of the dishes I wanted to make was a Viking-style flatbread.

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Posted by on July 31, 2017 in Treats

 

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Viking dessert

In late August, I attendedĀ a pot-luck gathering with a medieval theme (those readers who also follow my Dawn’s Dress Diary blog know more about this!) and for it I decided to pick two recipes from a Viking Age Norse cookbook. (Found online; I don’t actually have the cookbook, nor have I done any research to see if these recipes are well-documented.)

The cookbook can be found here. (PDF)

The first was honey-nut cake, and the second was wheat & hazelnut pudding.

Honey Nut Cake

The Honey Nut Cake

The Honey Nut Cake

I chose to alter the recipe as recommended, using both hazelnuts and walnuts. (the original had more egg, and no walnuts, and the poster said it was too thin). From what I’ve read, hazelnuts were grown in Viking Age Scandinavia, while they imported the walnuts. Shells of both have been found in Viking settlements, and walnut shells were also used as dye.

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Posted by on August 31, 2015 in South-West Calgary, Treats

 

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