Homemade Sour Cream Porridge - Norwegian traditional food

Topped with butter, sugar and cinnamon.



Sour cream porridge

  • 6 dl real sour cream
  • 2 dl wheat flour
  • 6 dl H-milk
  • 0,5 tsp salt


  • Sugar
  • cinnamon
  • butter

Sour cream porridge has long traditions in Norway and is often served on holidays. This is a fatty porridge served with butter, sugar and cinnamon. I think it is good to serve at the same time as cured meats. It is completely unnecessary to buy this as a finished product in the store and the homemade always tastes best. Here is a recipe for traditional sour cream porridge.


Step 1

Find a solid pan and add the sour cream. Put on medium + heat and find a spatula or teaspoon. Stir regularly and let the sour cream cook for about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and sift in half of the wheat flour. Stir well.

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Step 2

Let the sour cream boil for a few minutes while stirring regularly until the sour cream "cracks" and the butter trickles out. Remove some of the butter with a spoon and place in a bowl for serving afterwards. I choose not to remove too much of the butter.

Step 3

Sift in the rest of the flour and mix well. Dilute with a little milk. Stir in the milk completely before adding more. When you have added all the milk, let it simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes. The porridge will thicken a little extra when it cools down. If you are going to serve later, it is a good tip to put the porridge flat in the pan and pour over some milk. This prevents there being a "crust" on top and you can only stir in the milk when you heat up the porridge. Season with a little salt and now the dish is ready to serve.

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Step 4

Sour cream porridge is usually served with cinnamon, sugar and butter. I always think it's good with a glass of red juice, but I do not know if it is a tradition. Feel free to use up the butter you got when you cooked the porridge in the beginning. Good luck.

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