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Recipe for Norwegian Tettemelk?


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I used to be a member of a family from Norway and Sweden. They served many dishes I have fond memories of, and know how to make.

But there is one I have been searching for and cannot find. It's called tjukkmjølk or tettemelk. It's kind of like yogurt, but smoother. I have struck out and would love to make some. Does anyone have a recipe or a link where I can get a starter? Thanks in advance!!

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November 13, 20200 found this helpful

This is some information that I found....but no actual recipe:
arcticgrub.wordpress.com/.../
tettemelk.blogspot.com/
www.matoppskrift.no/.../tjukkmjoelk-tettemelk
botaniskforening.no/.../Blyttia_Tettegras.pdf

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November 13, 20200 found this helpful

This sounds interesting - apparently you can dry it out and save this to make a new batch.
You might try one of these:

translate.google.com/.../tjukkmjoelk-tettemelk&prev=search...

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arcticgrub.wordpress.com/.../

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November 13, 20201 found this helpful

Thank you so much. This has been something 'cultivating' (see what I did there) in my brain for years. And it's soooooo simple! I knew you all would come through for me. PBP

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November 14, 20200 found this helpful

Let us know how this turns out as it does sound like a good 'starter' for numerous dishes.
Reminds me of the sour dough that I used to make many years ago....

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January 11, 20210 found this helpful

Sandi, I just ran across this question and I was curious so I did a little digging. I found these interesting links that have a lot of information. No recipe but more about the ingredients and process.

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www.fondazioneslowfood.com/.../

foodstudio.no/.../

It sure sounds like you need to have the culture that was made with the butterwort to make it from scratch. And I can't find anyone who sells it commercially in the U.S. But I did find a comment that said that Långfil is the Swedish equivalent. And then I ran into this informative page.

nordicfoodlab.wordpress.com/.../

Which led me to this Amazon link for the culture:

www.amazon.com/.../B07NS4F7BD (Affiliate Link)

I can't tell if this will be exactly the same as what you had before but it is probably worth a try.

And last but not least, I found this page that appears to have a recipe for it. Unfortunately it is in Norwegian but maybe it will help.

desireeandersen.no/.../

Good luck and keep us posted. :)

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January 11, 20210 found this helpful

Maybe a member of a Sons (and Daughters) of Norway Lodge could share a family recipe. Here is their webpage with a directory. members.sofn.com/.../

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