Hi everyone! Joanne Bischof here!
While the setting for Something New is in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, there’s a taste of Norway as well. The hero of the story has spent the last four years traveling the seas on the ice trade. As a sailor, he’s brought home not only adventurous tales from far away lands like the Caribbean, but also a love for Norway and its people. The great question is will the heroine, his childhood friend, share his enthusiasm for the world beyond their quiet mountain hollow, or will she hold onto heartache? The heartache that his adventures left her behind.
It’s my hope that one day, she’ll be whipping up a batch of these in the kitchen to celebrate the land of Northern Lights, icy fjords, new beginnings, and young love.
The recipe is by Janet from Simply So Good and a special thanks to her for sharing her tutorial with us! If you end up making these gingerbready-y cookies this Christmas, I hope they’re a blessing to your table and your family!
Norwegian Pepperkaker ingredients
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup dark corn syrup or golden syrup
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon soda
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoons cloves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Here are Janet’s gorgeous step by step instructions!
Thanks for the recipe, Joanne! I can’t wait to try it.