In Denmark baking is a key element to the holidays. I don’t know a single person who doesn’t associate baking with Christmas. Now we do bake all year around, but it’s when december hits that we bake the more heavy spiced stuff like gingerbread. So here I am with a recipe for a ginger-honey bread house also called “Honningkagehus” in Danish.

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This recipe is a traditional Danish Christmas cookie. It smells divine and taste like heaven. I’ll admit they aren’t figure friendly, but you won’t get the same taste if using fat free stuff. This recipe will make around 35 cookies :D

 

Ingredients

75 g of Almond flour
250 g of All purpose flour
1 Egg (L/XL)
180 g of Sugar
200 g of Butter (Salted and soft – room temperature)
1-1½ tsp of Vanilla powder*

 

How to

Step 1: Mix the vanilla powder, sukker and buttet together until it’s creamy.

Step 2: Add the egg and mix well.

Step 3: Add the two kinds of flour and mix until smooth.

Step 4: Put the mixture in a fabric piping bag with a star tip and pipe the mixture into circles (5 cm diameter)

Step 5: Bake at 200 degrees celcius until they are lightly golden brown (10-14 minutes)

 

*The vanilla powder can be replaced with the seeds from a large vanilla pod.

In Denmark we do a lot of different treats for Christmas and this is one of them. There are so many differents recipes and almost every Dane makes them differently, but here you’ll get my recipe :)

This recipe will make around 25-35 balls

Ingredients

175 g of Cooking Oats
100 g of Powdered/confectioners sugar
4½ tbsp of Cocoa powder
½ tsp of Pure vanilla powder
100-135 g of Soft butter

You cansubstitute some of the butter and sugar with honey. You can add orange zest, alcohol, cinnemon and so on, only your imagination is the limit. Just remember that you need to be able to form balls of the “dough”, so it should be too dry, too sticky or too wet!

How to

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl then add the butter and combine it with your hands. Yes this is messy and your hands will be dirty, but it’s worth it in the end! Form balls and coat them in cocoa powder, shredded coconut or powdered sugar. Let them set in the fridge for at least 2 hours and enjoy :D The balls can be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days

16. October 2012 · Write a comment · Categories: Cooking · Tags:

bread

So today I decided to bake some yoghurt-bread and it tastes delicious!

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potatoes

This is not a recipe for people on a diet. Seriously it contains a lot of calories, but you can pair it with turkey, a salad or any other healthy food you want. It’s okay to sin once in a while and to me this is the ultimate “Sinners” dish XD

Ingredients:

700g of Pre-cooked sliced potatoes (You can usually buy them already pre-cooked)
150g of Broccoli
100g of Mushrooms
250ml of Cooking cream
100g of Shredded cheese (It needs to be a more fatty cheese)
Salt
Pepper

How to:

Step1: Turn your oven to 175°C and get that out of the way.

Step 2: Roast the mushrooms in a pan until they get some colour

Step 3: Put a layer of sliced potatoes in a ovenproof dish and add some mushrooms and broccoli. Season this layer a bit and put a small amunt of cheese and cream on. Then put another layer of potatoes and continues the layering until the last layer which has to be potatoes. Then add the rest of the cheese and cream.

Step 4: Bake until everything is cooked. It usually takes 1-1½ hour. If the cheese is starting to burn, put some foil over it and continue to bake.