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Happy New Year cake

January 12, 2015

kransekage Danish marzipan new year cake

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.

 

LINKS:

 

Recipe in English

Kransekage test

Recipes from Odense Marcipan

Homemade marzipan

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. January 12, 2015 11:29 pm

    Got nytt år! 🙂
    We baked several kranskekakes this Christmas, so yummy …
    Love from the Four of us,
    Dina xo

    • January 13, 2015 11:57 am

      Rigtig godt nytår til jer også, og mange tak for kommentarer og likes gennem året, 🙂

      Baking Kransekage is fun, and the dough taste delicious. As it is possible to eat of it from the start to the end, it can be a good idea to add a little extra to the recipe. 🙂

      I wonder if you ever have made the marzipan yourself, by mixing almonds and sugar? This is fun too and surprisingly easy. (I have added a recipe link under the photo.)

      Have a very happy year!

      • January 15, 2015 10:42 am

        Oh yes we make it from the beginning, with almonds. But not sugar, we use icing sugar (melis), I read this is very important, to make it real chewy. 500g almonds + 500g icing sugar +1 Spoon flour +3 egg whites. The dough has to rest for several hours in the fridge (min.2). We store it in a plastic bag so it does stay chewy for a long time. 🙂
        Best regards, Dina

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