Fish Fillets with Curry-Tomatosauce

We all have to diet every now and then. It helps to have happy, busy lives and to get some exercise. Believing in the healthy body’s wisdom, that you want is what you need, we seek variety and practice moderation, eat less and enjoy it more than when we were younger. I find that fish […]

Rhubard Trifle with Hazelnuts and White Chocolate

Rhubard trifle is always popular with the adults in the family and with the addition of crushed hazelnuts and white chocolate even small children will eat severval portions if the compote is sweet enough. When working with rhubarb, one can never trust the recipe because the sugar in rhubarb varies from sort to sort, what time of the year it is, […]

Boning a Leg of Lamb

To butterfly a leg of lamb means to bone it so the meat may be spread out in one large piece so you can roast it. It cooks in half the time of a leg of lamb with a bone and makes the carving easy. To prepare the leg of lamb, cut off as much […]

Apricot Souffle

The first time I ate a souffle at a friends house, I was amazed at how easily she worked. While we were eating the main course, she rose from the table, taking the gravy bowl with her. I heard her whipping egg whites with an electric mixer, the oven door shut without a bang and […]

Cooking with Children

I am all for encouraging children to work productively with their hands. They learn to handle and care for equipment with respect. It is good to give them knives, for instance, as early as you dare. A knife is a tool, not a toy. A sharp, clean knife is safter to use than a dull, […]

Dark and White Chocolate Mousse with Fruit

Chocolade mousse is always a popular dessert, as well as white chocolate mousse. Why not serve both to your guests. It is not hard to make this attractive serving, but it may take a little more time than usual. Using a water bath, or bain-marie, means to place an ingredient, such as chocolate, in a […]

Cod with Mustard Sauce

Cod must be one of most popular fish in Denmark. Nutritionists recommend eating fish at least once week. With the immense variety of fish available at fish markets and supermarkets, this should be quite easy. However, because fresh seafood is quite perishable, its regional availability is often limited. If you cannot find the specific type […]

Potato Open-face Sandwich with Tomato and Bacon

It may seem strange to many who live outside of Scandinavian  to make a sandwich with cold potatoes. I know I certainly thought it was astonishing  the first time I saw a friend eat her potato sandwich at work. I assumed she was very poor and had nothing else to eat. How wrong could I be. Now I know […]

Smoked Eel with Scrambled Egg

Smoked eel is a delicacy of Europe and a favorite of the Danes. Some hate it, others love it. I for one love it and try to eat as much as possible. Unfortunately, it is very expensive. Most eels in Denmark are farmed and that means that swim in clean water. It is a fatty […]

After Eight Mousse

Tuesday is Valentine’s day and here is the dessert I promised, an After Eight Chocolate Mousse. I made the recipe for 4, because -well most of us can eat two of these desserts, or save one for a late night snack. Scientist agree, Chocolate combines both theobromine, a mild relative of caffeine and magnesium, a […]

Pancakes with Lemon Crème and Raspberry Coulis

Pancakes are the favorite comfort food for the Danes in the winter and it cold outside. Lemons are in season and, well, we can get fresh fruit and berries all year around, so why nut brighten up things on a dark, cold day. This is a quick and easy recipe and is popular with adults […]

Salt Cured Duck Breast and Jerusalem Artichokes Salad

A week after Christmas, whole, fresh ducks were on sale in Denmark. I bought one, and once I was at home, I cut off the breasts and legs. I made salt cured duck breast , which can take up to a week, and placed the legs in the freezer. Now the breasts are finished and […]

Christmas Pudding with Hot Cherry Sauce

Today, Sunday the 23rd of December, is “Little Christmas Eve” and many Danes are busy making the last preparations for Christmas Eve, the day they celebrate Christmas with family and friends, dancing around the Christmas tree, opening presents and eating a large meal of duck, pork roast or turkey. Many are making risengrød, rice porridge, […]

Roasted Duck with Pointed Cabbage and Cranberries

Christmas evening is just a few days away and have been preparing for days if not for weeks. The most popular dish is roasted Duck with sugar glazed potatoes and stewed red cabbage. I have done this recipe many times before and, being an American, I like to give a different accompaniment every year. This […]

Vanilla Rings-Vaniljekranse

Vanilla rings are the Classic and most loved Danish cookie. Years ago, this cookie was made with the help of a meat grinder attachment on their  kitchen machine. Not many people have this type of kitchen machine anymore and now  we use a piping bag with a star nozzle. If you can’t buy ground almonds, […]

Baked Apples with Cowberries/Cranberries

The Danish climate is very favorable for growing apples. Long days where the sun raises early, around four in the morning, in the summer and sets in the evening, around ten, gives the trees more light than many other places. At the same time, apples grown in a cool climate where there can be a […]

Stewed Stawberries with Cream

Danish strawberries are now slowly coming into the markets. The Danes think that they have the best strawberries in world and, of course, I agree with them. The cool summer days and short nights allows the berries to ripen slowly. Strawberries have a short and intense season here in Denmark and we eat as many […]

Rum Mousse with Grated Chocolate

Rum Mousse is the second most popular mousse in Denmark after lemon mousse. In Denmark, this dessert is called fromage and is originally French, meaning cheese. This recipe has nothing to do with cheese. A mousse can be made with buttermilk, oranges, coffee, licorice , lemons and most kinds of fruit. In Denmark we use […]

Pancakes with Ice Cream and Apricot Jam

This has got to be the most popular dessert in Denmark. They are easy and quick to make, people almost always have ice cream in the freezer and jams in the fridge. Adults and children alike love these pancakes. If you make to many, you can always freeze them and heat them in the microwave […]

Danish Christmas Rice Pudding with Hot Cherry Sauce

This is the traditional Christmas Eve dessert in Denmark. One blanched whole almond is hidden in the pudding just before severing. All the guests at the table serve themselves with a small or large serving of the pudding depending on how much they want to win the “Almond present”. Whoever gets the hidden almond wins […]