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January 1, 2016

nytårshilsen 600

Kringle / Pretzel

December 29, 2015

danish cake with marzipan Kringle

Danish cake Kringle

kringle Danish pastry 3

kringle Danish pastry

Though this cake  don´t look like a Pretzel, it still have that name, “Kringle”. Danish kringle are served with coffee at several festive occasions.

Recipe Christmas kringle with marzipan (in Danish)

krinlens form (about the shape)

Recipe in English Danish kringle

Recipe (in Danish)


Amager strand / beach

December 28, 2015

Amager kopi

Evening at Amager strand / Beach


Wikipedia about Amager

Map Amager strand

Danish pastry

December 27, 2015

julekage Danish traditional  Christmas cake

Since Christmas is over, we have to say good bye to the delicious “Christmas buns”. It is difficult to make Danish pastry at home, but not to difficult to try.


Danish pastry recipe with video (in Danish)

Christmas dinner

December 26, 2015

brunede kartofler



Brunede kartofler og flæskesteg med rødkål. Sugar glazed potatoes, roasted pork and red cabbage, – some of the ingrediens at a typical Danish  Christmas dinner. Merry Christmas!



Caramelized potatoes

Red cabbage

Roast pork


Saint Lucy

December 13, 2015

Sankt Lucy

December 13 is named after saint Lucy – Sankta Lucia- , and celebrated with processions of singing white dressed girls, each with a candle in her hand. The Lucia bride has 4 candles in a wreath on her head. The tradition with Lucia procession came to Denmark from Sweden, around 1944. Sweden has documents telling about Lucia in 1764, but the tradition wasn’t common before 1920-30


Wikipedia about Saint Lucy

Video with children singing

Christmas lunch

December 11, 2015

Danish snaps

Marinated herring sild

pickled herring kryddersild

Curried herring Karrysild

Danish herrings for the traditional “Christmas lunch”, which not necessarily is a lunch, but absolutely supposed to be a fun and happy party. All companies are having a “Christmas lunch” in December. Family lunches and those made for friends will be in the week ends. If the menu is a Danish lunch with ryebread, there will be at least 3 kind of herring, for a start. Ansd always a glass of ice Cold snaps. (Brandy)



Wikipedia about Christmas lunch tradition