Pancakes with Buttermilk Mousse and Blackberries

In the summer, gardens are filled with berries, all kinds of them. If you don’t have them in your garden, the supermarket has lots of them. So eat them in your salads and desserts. The Danes uses gelatine sheets to make the mousse. The sheets, need to be melted in warm water. The water should […]

Strawberry Carpaccio with Balsamic Syrup and Vanilla Creme

Denmark has a relative cool growing season compared to other countries such as Spain and Italy, and that means our strawberries grow slowly. We do not have hours and hours of sunshine and high temeperatures which helps fruits and vegetables to ripen quicker. We do have, however, long cool evenings where the sun sets around  ten or […]

Summer Dessert with Fruit

This dessert is one of the best ways to use the ripeness and bounty of summer fruit. This dessert is ideal for those who like to eat pie fillings but leave the crust. You don’t have to worry about perfect – looking fruit; the main requirements are that the fruit be ripe and taste great. […]

Roasted Peach Soup with Berries

Cold fruit soups are an excellent way of eating fruit in a healthy way. It is important that you use ripe fruit, for both flavor and texture. Roasted Peach Soup with Berries serves 4 Sauce: 1 pint strawberries or raspberries 2 tbsp. sugar 1 tbsp. lemon juice Soup: 6 large ripe peaches with skin on […]

Ice Cream Pie with Whipped Cream and Blueberries

Summer is just around the corner and we are looking forward to warm and relaxing days. That means no cooking for the most of us and here is a special ice cream pie with whipped cream and berries. Ice Cream Pie with Whipped Cream and Blueberries Oil spray 12 bought ice cream cones 4 tbsp. […]

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, […]