A Norwegian Baking Book Inspired by Tradition and History


Our Inspiration for the Traditional Norwegian Recipes

My Story by Anna Thompson-Stormon


The traditional Norwegian recipes in this beautiful baking book are inspired by the Thompson and Stormon families, who immigrated from Norway in the 1800’s and came to the Dakota Territory in the 1880's.  Throughout the book, Anna Stormon tells “My Story.” It's a written account where she talks about her memories of the pioneer days. You’ll see how well spoken and literate she was, even though she didn’t have an English-speaking teacher until she was 13 years old.  You’ll also get a sense of what it was like to grow up with the harsh conditions on the prairie and living in a sod cellar on the family’s homestead wheat farm. Anna’s traditional Norwegian recipes with fistfuls and pinches were translated into cups, tablespoons and teaspoons by her daughter-in-law and are now preserved in this high quality baking book by her granddaughter for all to enjoy.

Norwegian Krumkaka


Krumkaka iis not difficult to make, as long as you have the right tools!  A Krumkaka Iron is essential.

Perfect Lefse


Lefse on the other hand, is difficult to make.  But, follow the directions carefully and you will have success!  It's worth it!

The Recipes


My Story by Anna Stormon



Kirsebær brød

Gudbrandsdal Kaker

Fattigmann Bakkels


Anna’s Molasses Bread





Spritz Cookies 

Bestemors Eplekake

Cinnamon Sticks

Sveitsiske Osteskyer 

Soft Ginger Snaps


Anise Kringle

Matrimony Bars

Candy Cane Cookie

Elephant Tracks

Persimmon Cookies

Date Filled Cookies

Golden Pecan Romkake

Hip Hatter Bars

Bestemors Gingerbread

Norwegian Plum Rolls

Espresso Chocolate Cookies


Blueberry Brød

Kvæfjordkake “Verdens Beste”

Debbie’s Apple Pie 

About the Author:

Debra Stormom-Oliphant

Debra Stormon-Oliphant was born in Devils Lake North Dakota during a severe thunderstorm in July. She was the fourth generation to live on the farm homesteaded by her great-grandparents in 1880, nine years before North Dakota was to become a state. Lars & Olava emigrated from Norway and settled on the shores of Sweetwater Lake.  The Norwegian baking tradition was an everyday occurrence in the Stormon household. They made their own bread, lefse, cookies and cakes daily.  Debra grew up baking with her mother and grandmother, most often using ingredients they had grown themselves.  It is a way of life.  Debra has flipped & stacked lefse since before she can remember. Baking and farming are in her blood. Debra’s very proud of her family, her pioneer heritage and the Norwegian Culture. She hopes that this book will shine a light on the community into which she was born.  She wants to celebrate the great American wheat farming families who in no small way feed the world.


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