Archive for the ‘cakes’ Tag

December 18

vanillekrans danish vanilla bisquit

Baking vanillekranse “vanilla wreaths”  is another very delicious Christmas tradition.

Recipes on my other blog

 

December 16

Christmas candy house

Once again, children and their parents have had a great time at my sisters home, decorating gingerbread houses.

 

December 20

Brune kager, Vanillekranse, Pebbernødder, Specier, all of them Christmas Cookies that has to be sold now. After Christmas it is possible to do a very good buy. Unfortunately there is a limit of how interesting these cakes are, (even if they are on sale) when all the Christmas hullabaloo is over.

December 11

aebleskiver

This day, 11 of December has a strange name; “Birthday of the devil”. The 11 of June has the same name. It is not of any religious reason, but because those two days were selected as settling days, (paying taxes and rent for the house) back in 1888 or even before. Noone cares about this name anymore, I think.

I have promised to find a recipe for Æbleskiver and one for Gløg. (I have to find the best ones first, as there are SO many…comming soon)

Well, lets start. As there are so many different recipes, I have chosen some from my mothers old cooking book:

Variation 1. (For 6 persons.)

250 gr. flour
1 tsp. sugar
a little salt
25 gr. yeast
4½ dl. cream or milk
3 or 4 eggs

Mix flour, sugar and salt. Warm the cream/milk to max 37 dg. and mix it with the yeast. Mix it with the flour/sugar/salt. Put eggs into the dough, one at a time. Let the dough rest in 2 hours.
If you don´t have yeast, you can use baking powder. If you do so, you don´t need to warm the cream/milk.

After 2 hours, warm up the Æbleskive pan, and fill every hole, about 3/4. When it turns brown, move the æbleskive around , use some kind of thin stick. You can put a piece of apple or apple jam inside.

Version 2 from the old book.

250 gr. flour
3½ dl. milk
4 eggs
175 gr. melted butter
1 spoonful beer
a little salt
25 gr. sugar

Mix flour with half of the milk,  then use the ingredients in this order: the mixed egg yolk, the melted butter, the beer, the salt, the sugar, the rest of the milk, and then the stiff whipped egg whites. This dough can be used at once.

Eat the  Æbleskiver with floursugar and jam.

 You can see (and buy) the pan at this link , send by Anjeanette  in a comment here. In Denmark Æbleskiver is only Christmas food.

Spring in the garden

Rabarber: Rhubarb, stick of rhubarb, rhubarb stalk, tincture og rhubarb, stewed rhubarb….
I think the wordbook-writer liked rhubarb too. 
This plant is the harbinger of spring -at least in my garden.  Rhubarb are growing very fast, but I am ready with my recipes, and this year…