Burnt Sugar Cake

It’s dark outside most of the time now in Denmark, and the Danes prefer to stay indoors baking making preparations for the Christmas season. They can also be busy visiting the many Christmas markets, buying lots of Christmas decoration, Christmas presents and making Christmas goodies. Here is a fun cake that both children and adults […]

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 […]

Danish “Pretzel” Cake/Danish “Kringle”

This piece of Danish wienerbrød is made in the form of a pretzel. There is no salt, of course, and there is lots of  pearl sugar and almonds. If you have a job in Denmark, the special treat is almost always a “Danish Kringle”. Danes eat them at almost any special occasion such as birthdays, […]

Crab Claws with Dill Sauce and Toast

Living close to the sea, I often buy crabs. They can be bought living or already cooked. It is a fun appetizer to serve for guests.                               Crab Claws with Dill Sauce 2 lb. crab claws 1 tbsp. salt 1 lemon […]

Poppy Bread

Denmark is famous for it´s wienerbrød or as people all over the world just say “Danish”. It is only the 4th of September and it cold here in Denmark, so I decided to make some poppy bread. These are called Tebirkes in Danish . Always fun to spend some time in kitchen on a cold, […]

Garlic Steaks, Grillede New Onions and Creamed Spinach

The Danes did not use garlic in their cooking before the 1960’s even though it was popular in the most of Europe since the middle ages. Either you love it or hate it. Those who hate it may have trouble digesting it. What they are having trouble digesting is actually the germ the green sprout […]

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 […]

Grilled Lobster, Shrimps and Mussels

It is always fun to grill at the beach or at the harbor. I live close to a quint little harbor and often take my portable grill with me. While my husband starts the grill. I shop at the fishmongers shop. I asked him to cook the lobster for me and I buy some large […]

Dining with the Danes- Around Denmark

I wrote this book about Danish food  twenty three years ago. It’s written in English and is meant  for turists and for Danes who have English speaking family and friends that they want to know at little about the Danish food traditions. I am happy to say that they it has been a best seller […]

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.                         […]

Bloody Mary with edible flowers

Without even knowing it, many of us have edible flowers in our gradens. If you want to make your summer dinners extra special, you can garnish cakes, soups and salads and even drinks with edible flowers. The flowers that you plan on eating, should  naturally  be free from pesticides and chemicals. Remember, flowers that grow on the […]

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 […]

Midsummer Night Picnic – Pate with Minced Pork, Ham and Bacon

I married my husband five years ago this month, the 23rd of June, Midsummer Night, the longest day of the year. I choose this day because all of Denmark is celebrating the long summer days and the short nights. Danes, old and young alike, flock to the beachs and parks to see a straw witch […]

Grilled Norway Lobster with Parsley and Dill Cream

Like so many other wonderful foods, the season for Norway lobster, also known as Dublin bay prawn, is short. When you see them at the fishmonger, buy them because next time you come, they may not be there.  Cook them the day before or early in the day and then grill them with parsley for […]

Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ising and Raspberries

There is nothing new or Danish about a chocolate cake. I just made this cake for my birthday and was please with the results, I couldn’t resist sharing it on my blog. This cake is extra high – simple, I made a double portion. (I have a big family).Sweets, baking cakes and cooking are a big part […]

Oxtails with Crushed Potatoes

Oxtails are really a winter dish, but the Spring in Denmark is changing daily from cold to warm, and then again back to cold. Yesterday was cold and I felt like eating som comfort food. The Danes would say that comfort food is HYGGE. Hygge time is also about enjoying the food, to focus on […]

What to drink with Open-face Sandwiches

There has been a few days free from work and school for the Danes because of Jesus’ ascension that we celebrate on May 25. Many Danes use this weekend to invite friends over for lunch. Most people will serve beer and snaps/Danish aquavit. I have written about this ritual before in April of 2014, but I […]

Mussels with White Wine, Leeks and Cream

Here is another hyggelig summer dish where you sit outdoors (in your own backyard) enjoying the good weather and hygge with family and friends. After a mild winter in Denmark, mussels can be gather in the low waters of mange coasts. Denmark has very small waves and lots of low waters, so it is pretty easy to find […]