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 […]

Pancakes with Figs and Pears

NIMB RESTAURANT AND HOTEL A trip to Tivoli is not complete without a meal eaten at one of the many restaurants. My husband and I  ate at Nimb, a  beautiful restaurant and hotel inside Tivoli.  It was built in 1909 in a Moorish inspired Historic style. For dessert we had the best pancakes, or maybe […]

Pan Cakes with Clementine and Walnuts

Place a pan cake in the sauce and place a spoonful of Clementine/Walnuts on one side of pan cake and fold twice. Scoop sauce over the pan cakes and if you wish, you can flamber the pan cakes. Pan cakes are always popular as a dessert. This recipe is easy. You can make the pan […]

Red Wine Mulled Pears with Madagascar Pepper

Denmark has hundreds  of apple sorts and therefore Denmark is an apple eating nation.  We do have, however, lots of pears that we can be proud of. We have only  a few pear sorts that we can call our own. Clara Friis and  Grev Molkte are Danish. while Williams, Conference og Grey Pears have come […]

Fruit Salad with Cold Vanilla Cream

The season for pears in Denmark starts the first of September  and peaks in November. Like other fruits and vegetables, they thrive especially well in the Danish cold climate with long days and short nights giving them a high concentration of both sour and sweetness. Pears are good in cakes, pies, desserts and are also […]

Grillede Banana Split with Caramel Sauce and Almonds

Yesterday I wrote about grilling in the harbor or at the beach. It is easy if you have a small grill. Many people don’t take advantage of the after warm on a grill. A grillede banana split is perfect. Many harbors have an ice cream shop and some beaches have a stand where you can […]

Pancakes with Buttermilk Mousse, Blackberries, Blueberries and Toasted Nuts

Pancakes are the favorite dessert of Danes. This recipe is made with buttermilk mouse and garnished with blackberries, blueberries and toasted nuts. You can use ice cream if you like in stead of mousse, and garnish with any type of berry or nut.                         […]

Summer’s Best Fruit Pie

Now that it is summer and we have all kinds of fresh and beautiful fruits in our gardens or at the supermarket, it is time to make my favorite pie. Most of the work can be done the day before, make the cream and bake the pie shell. The fruit should be cut into small […]

Peaches in Raspberry Sauce

I am not a dessert person, but when it comes to summer, I love anything with fresh fruit. The season is short and intense and we should try to eat fresh fruit at least 2-3 times a week. Basically fruit recipes are easy, require little or no cooking and taste wonderful.         […]

Balsamic Strawberries with Vanilla Crème

Strawberries for dessert is always a hit with both young and old. Now that is it summer, we should eat as many as we can. The season in Denmark is short and although we can buy strawberries from other countries, we Danes believe our strawberries are the best because of the cool temperature and long […]

Licorice Mousse

Danes have a weakness for licorice and eat it not only as candy, but they are now putting it in their food. This mouse is made with not only licorice powder, it is also made with beer. Preferably a dark beer. And of course, lots of heavy, whipped cream. Licorice can be sweet and the […]

Meringue Baskets with Summer Fruit

Summer is here and fruit is filling the markets. Weekend is here and many will be having guests. Here is an easy and super delicious dessets. The baskets can be made the day before and it takes just minutes to arrange with fruit and a spoonful of whipped cream.               […]