Cold Applesauce Cake

Apples are Denmark’s nationial fruit. The Danish climate  is very favorable for growing apples. Long days where the sun raises early, around four in the morning, 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 […]

COPENHAGEN CITY HALL PANCAKES

  These pancakes are served   to all official visitores at the Copenhagen city hall at festive receptions hosted by one of the city’s six mayors.  Many Danes serve them at home on special occsions. The pancakes should be thin and crispy. These pancakes are filled with creme but they can also be served with ice cream or simply with […]

PANCAKES WITH BUTTERMILK MOUSSE AND BLACKBERRIES

I am so lucky to have a neighbor who has so many  blackberries that she can’t eat them all. Of course, she could freeze them but prefers to give them to me. Like so many other berries, blackberries have a short season and it is important to use them as much as possible while  in season. I make […]

STRAWBERRIES-THE DANISH NATIONAL FRUIT

Strawberries have a short and intense season here in Denmark and we eat as many as we can while we can.  Never put  strawberries in the refrigerator. That will stop the naturally ripening.  Place them in a cool place unless they should be eaten the same day. If you eat them the same day, you can […]

GRANDMOTHER’S COOKING IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD

  Although the Danes have been leading quite a culinary revolution in these past recent years and Copenhagen has become one of the most influential food cites in the world, we are still very fond of grandmother’s cooking. These recipes are still very popular with the Danes and with professional chefs that are beginning to bring them […]

CHRISTMAS PUDDING WITH HOT CHERRY SAUCE

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

CHRISTMAS DOUGHNUTS AND GLØGG

  Sunday the 30th of November is the first Sunday in Advent. Advent has a religious meaning but for most of the Danes, it means there is only one month, or four sundays until Christmas eve. Advent  marks the beginning of the Christmas season and the many parties and luncheons. Many families invite familie and friends to eat Christmas Dougnuts and drink Gløgg, […]

APPLE CAKE WITH HAZELNUTS AND LAVENDER

It is harvest time in Denmark and apples are pouring in at the supermarket and the local framer’s market. Denmark is the most apple eating country in Europe, in fact we eat  an average of 110 pounds a person a year. There are many sorts of apples; old and new, sweet and sour, mild tasting and […]

EDIBLE FLOWERS MAKE GREAT DECORATION

If you want to make your summer dinners extra special, you can garnish cakes, soups and salads with edible flowers. The flowers that you plan on eating, should  naturally  be free from pesticides and chemicals. Remember, flowers that grow on the road side are not suited   because of the passing car’s exhaust. Grow them yourself and you […]

DANISH NATIONAL SUMMER DESSERT

Red berry dessert with cream is the Danish National summer dessert made with a combinatin of strawberries, red, currants, black currants and raspberries, and it is served with cold milk or cream. The season for each different type of berries in Denmark is short and intence. It is seldom that all the berries that grow […]

DANISH STRAWBERRIES – THE BEST IN THE WORLD

It may be boasting to say that Denmark has the best strawberries in the world, but we really do.   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 […]

RHUBARB TRIFLE WITH HAZELNUTS AND WHITE CHOCOLATE

Easter sunday my family came to dinner and I needed to make a dessert that everyone liked. I have a big family with five children, their husbands and wifes and seven grandchildren. We are often twenty people, so I doubled this recipe. Rhubard trifle is always popular with the adults in the family and with the addition […]