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 […]

Buns with Vanilla Crème – Fastelavn

Sunday is the Day the Danes celebrate  Fastelavn -fat Tuesday in English. Forty days before Easter, on  the eve of Lent, Danish children dress up in costumes. One traditional event is to hit a barrel filled with candy, apples and oranges. The tradition originated in Holland around the 15th century. In the Middle Ages, cats […]

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 […]

Ham with Red Cabbage and Mashed Potatoes

Tonight we are having a good Danish dish which can be prepared in under 30 minutes. It is perfect for a cold winter evening. Most of the Danes, myself included, have left-over cabbage and even some ham left-over  from the holidays. This dish takes about 20-25 minutes to make and tastes great. I’ve made the […]

Danish Pastry with Marzipan and Vanilla Filling – Spandauer in Danish

In the first couple months of the year, there is often snow and freezing temperatures in Denmark. Many people brighten their homes with candlelight and if they have a fireplace, they will warm themselves in front of the fire. Danes like to bake in the winter months. They treat themselves to a cup of hot […]

Oysters and Champagne

This is my New Year’s dinner, oysters and Champagne. Enjoy! I want to wish you all a Happy New Year!                                             To open oysters, open oysters with an oyster’s knife, insert the tip of […]

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 […]

White Gløgg and Jewish Cookies

At Christmas time, small shops pop up everywhere. Here you can shop for  presents, Christmas decorations and even food. This little village is found in Tivoli. And no, we don’t have snow YET. My husband and I when to Tivoli for a few hours yesterday. When we were tried, we sat down in a little […]

Honey Cake Hearts

My first Christmas in Denmark, many years ago, I was invited to spend the evening with my Danish boyfriend and his parents. The Danes celebrate Christmas Eve as the most important day of Christmas. The evening starts around 4 or 5 in the afternoon and a large dinner is served, More on that later. After […]

Advent Sunday with æbleskiver “Danish Donuts”

Sunday the 3rd  of December is the first Sunday in Advent. This means there is less than a  month, or four sundays until Christmas eve. Advent  marks the beginning of the Christmas season. Many families invite familie and friends to eat Christmas Donuts and drink Gløgg, mulled hot wine, on the first sunday Others will invite family over for a […]

Sauteéd Salmon with Creamy Pasta

Thanksgiving is over for most people in the world, but not for me and Denmark. I assume that all the American living in Denmark will be celebrating  American Thanksgiving on Sunday if they haven’t already done that on Thursday.  It was difficult to find a decent turkey when I came to Denmark many years ago […]

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 […]