The baker is multitasking -
pork liver paté in the oven, bread rolls rising on the oven top and the krumkake iron is warming up.
A couple of hours later -
the pork liver patés to the right, the bread rolls in the middle and krumkakes to the left.
My mother always made paté for Christmas and I have done it now for more than 20 years.
I used to make enormous amounts and give it to friends and family, but not anymore.
I am giving my recipe instead, on request, but I don't think anyone has taken to making the paté themselves....
Making these huge amounts took so much time and energy, so I nearly lost the urge to make the paté at all.
One Christmas without the paté convinced me to keep on making it for this household only and share the recipe instead :-)
It is very convenient to have bread rolls in the freezer for Christmas. Can be reheated in the oven in the matter of minutes.
Krumkake is a very traditional Norwegian Christmas cookie, made with a special iron.
They are rolled when they are still super hot. I have a traditional wooden cone to use for the rolling, but have developed a good technique with a wooden pin. They store better when they are not cone shaped.
The coffee mug is empty now and it is time to go clean the kitchen after the baking.
My pre-Christmas activities in the kitchen are done for this year.
DD2 and DH are sharing the cleaning of the floors between them later. The house is tidy, the presents are wrapped and the decorating will be tomorrow.
Christmas can come!