Sarah Bernhardt Cookie

This cookie is named after the famous French actress Sarah Bernhardt ( 1844-1923). She visited Denmark many times and around the turn of the century a cake was created for her. This cookie is one of the most popular pastry in Denmark. Sarah Bernhardt Cookies Cream Ingredients 14 oz, of a good dark chocolate 32 […]

Strawberry Tarts

   A few days after I met my future Danish husband, he wanted me to meet his parents. Once again, we crawled into his little car and drove towards the exclusive part of Denmark.       We arrived in a sleepy little town north of Copenhagen on a cold Sunday afternoon in November. We came to […]

Spicy Breakfast Buns with Cardamom

April the 26th is what the Danes call  Great Prayer Day or more loosely  General Prayer Day, “All Prayers” Day, Great Day of Prayers or Common Prayer Day, is a Danish holiday celebrated on the 4th Friday after Easter. It was a day for praying and fasting. You weren’t supposed to work and the people […]

Lemon Mousse Cake

Like most Christian countries, the Danes celebrate Easter with lamb, chicken and Easter eggs. In Spring, dawns marks the beginning of the days that will outlast the nights. At Easter all the small children in Denmark are busy writing letters to their families called “Gækkebrev” and are translated to a letter with a snowdrop in […]

Spinach and Feta Pie

If you love pies, but hate to make the pastry to line the form with or you don’t have the time, filo pastry is a good solution. Filo pastry comes from the middle east and North African countries. Filo pastry is thin sheets of water and flour and can be bought in most supermarkers. Defrost […]

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 […]

Danish Butter Cake

Danes like to bake in the winter months. They treat themselves to a cup of hot chocolate, bake some rolls or a cake and relax with a good book and some nice music. This is known as “hygge” – the Danish word for ‘a cheery atmosphere’ and ‘a pleasant experience.’ Some may translate  hygge to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Christmas Crullers “Klejner” in Danish

Today is the first day of December and Danes all over the country are lighting their Calendar candles. The candle is marked with 24 numbers and the idea is that the candle should burn a little each day. When the number reaches 24, it should be Christmas Eve the 24th of December.  Christmas Eve is […]

Advent Celebration with Sugar and Spice Cookies and Vanilla Rings

Advent starts this year the first Sunday in December                                 Avent marks the beginning of the Christmas season   On the first day of December, in many Danish homes a Christmas countdown candle is lit and is burned for a […]

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 […]

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, […]

Potato Cakes filled with Vanilla Cream and Whipped Cream “Kartoffelkage”

These cakes have nothing to do with potatoes. They are however, one of the most popular pastry. It takes time to make these cakes but they are worth it. A lazy Sunday afternoon on a cold October day is a great time to make these cakes.                   […]

Danish Pastry Braid with Butter Cream Filling and Cinnamon

Danes love their pastry also called wienerbrød. Outside of Denmark people call our wienerbrød a Danish. It comes in may different shapes and with all kinds of fillings. Making your own wienerbrød can be a very time-consuming project, but the end results is worth it. Now that the days are getting shorter and colder, many […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coconut Cake with Rhubarb Compote

I picked the last of my rhubarb in my garden today and made this cake. The thinner and darker the stems are, the better the rhubarb taste is.  Although, the thin rhubarb of the Spring is the best, I know that there will be more rhubarb  in August and that is just fine with me. […]