SNIPPETS FROM HYGGE

  • Dark Danish Rye Bread

    Dark Danish Rye Bread

    A solid dark Rye Bread is the foundation for any Danish open sandwich, as well as perfect for many other lunch and breakfast dishes. It’s also a super healthy alternative to the traditional white wheat bread that a lot of people eat. It keeps you full for much longer and is full of healthy fibers and nutrients…There is not really any reason not to swap the dull, white bread with the dark and seedy Danish rye.There are many different variations to a Rye Bread recipe, and traditionally it is made on sourdough, giving it a natural rise from the bacteria...

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  • Danish Risalamande

    Danish Risalamande

    Risalamande is properly the most famous and traditional Danish Christmas dessert that you can make. It is a rice pudding with fresh vanilla, almonds and whipped cream, and is typically served with warm cherry sauce.The word Risalamande comes from the French word Riz à l’amande, which directly translated means ‘rice with almonds’. Risalamande is (more or less) only served as the Christmas dessert right after the dinner on Christmas eve. In Denmark, and most of the Nordic and some European countries, we celebrate Christmas at Christmas eve and not at Christmas day like in the UK and US.In Denmark there...

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  • December = Risengrød

    December = Risengrød

    Risengrød is a very traditional dish in Denmark. We call it Risengrød , which directly translated simply means Rice Porridge. Risengrød is mostly served in the month of December and especially in the time around the Christmas days. In many families a large batch of Risengrød is made the 23rd of December where some of it is eaten for dinner and the rest is saved for the 24th. On the day of Christmas eve (24th) the Risengrød is then mixed with vanilla, whipped cream and almonds and it’s served as the famous and very delicious Christmas dessert Risalamande Risengrød is very easy to make, you...

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  • We love Danish 'Æbleskiver'

    We love Danish 'Æbleskiver'

    Danish ‘Æbleskiver’ (directly meaning apple slices) are traditional Danish pancake balls, somewhat similar in texture to American pancakes, though only somewhat 🙂In Denmark, ‘æbleskiver’ are common at Christmas and over the days leading up to it. In December, they are often served with gløgg, Scandinavian mulled wine, and a red berry jam and drizzled with icing sugar. In Norway, warm waffles have much of the same function as æbleskiver has in Denmark. Æbleskiver are traditionally cooked in a special æbleskive pan, a cast-iron pan with several large holes in the bottom of the pan, but contemporary electrical ones can also be...

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  • We love Danish Brunkager

    We love Danish Brunkager

    December is here and that means it’s time to dig out all those good, old Christmas recipes. Yeah! The traditional ‘Brunkage’ (ginger biscuit) is one of my favourites and is easy to get right. It’s also a great dough making biscuits with friends and kids as you can use cut outs in any shape or form, making it a fun activity for all. Personally I like to decorate with a few almonds, but kids normally love decorating with some coloured icing too. The Danish Ginger Biscuit have roots all the way back to the middle ages. During that period the biscuit...

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  • Nordic Sea Buckthorn

    Nordic Sea Buckthorn

    These yellow nordic berries smell fresh and a little sweet, but they trick you! The taste is quite sour and tart. But because of their fresh flavor, they go well with anything from fish to sweet cakes or marmalade. And… They are super healthy and good for you! Sea Buckthorn is rich in vitamins, especially Vitamin C, with each small berry holding as much vitamin C as a whole orange! The little yellow berry is also rich in healthy Omega 7 fatty acids (15-25%), which assists with the hormonal control as well as reduce the risk of diabetes II, atherosclerosis...

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