The traditional New Year cake, KRANSEKAKE “wreath-cake”, with Danish flags. To be served with champagne as soon as the new year begin. This one was nicely made by my friend Sarah. The tradition of serving this cake at New Year is about 100 years old, but the cake was invented in the end of the 1700 Century.
Christmas dinner can be: pork, duck, goose or turkey. With pork comes pork rinds, called “flæskesvær” which must be very crispy to make the dinner a succes! Warm red cabbage, glazed potatoes, and a lot of brown sauce. As dessert – rice pudding containing lots of almonds in pieces and one whole – (the finder receive a gift), served with warm cherry sauce. After dinner it is time for walk around the Christmas tree, singing Christmas songs and psalms, while holding hands. The final song could be the one where everyone while holds each others hand runs through the entire house, singing “Nu er det jul igen…” (once again it is Christmas)
Finally all the presents which have been lying under the tree are being given, and the children start playing with whatever they have got, while the grown ups get a nice cup of coffee and a little cognac.
Recipe Ris a la mande
Recipe Red cabbage
From the Swedish film Fanny and Alexander, “Nu er det jul igen” dance