SNIPPETS FROM HYGGE

  • It's National Cinnabun Month!

    It's National Cinnabun Month!

    Every year in October (4th October), the Swedes and Danish celebrate National Cinnamon Bun Day. Cafes, restaurants, and convenience stores across the country will all sell a variety of the spiced buns, much to the populations delight!  The holiday was invented in 1999 by the Home Baking Council (Hembakningsrådet), a club of baking ingredient producers now run by Danish sugar company Dansukker. The company wanted to create a baking tradition in honour of its 40th anniversary. ---------------- Cinnabuns are always clear favourites! I always start craving them once the weather gets a little cooler and the evenings darker. There is...

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  • Savor the last of the summer

    Savor the last of the summer

    Nothing is more scandinavian summer than Gravad Laks… Whether it is on a slice of dark rye, or in a colourful summer salad. The days are starting to get a little colder, but we still have the beautiful late summer sun... So it's time to hold on to the days of summer with som gravad laks salad. Try the recipe below for a healthy, colourful late summer dish, using either our Traditional Gravad Laks Cure, or our Beetroot Laks Cure for a perfect gravad laks.You will need: 1 pack of HYGGE’s Gravad Laks or HYGGE's Beetroot Laks500g salmon with skinFresh dill, for...

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  • Late summer Green Gravad Laks

    Late summer Green Gravad Laks

    It's time to squeeze the last bit of summer of of this year... The days are starting to get a little colder, but we still have the beautiful late summer sun... So why not hold on to the days of summer with som gravad laks salads.. And we have just the one for you!You will need:1 pack of HYGGE’s Gravad Laks Home Cure500g salmon with skinFresh dill, for curing and for garnish For the dressing:2 tbs honey2 tbs rapeseed oil (or another flavourless veg oil) 1 lemon Salt and pepper10 cm cucumber2 avocados1 horseradish root Cure the salmon as instructed on the Home Cure pack....

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  • All about liquorice...

    All about liquorice...

    All of Scandinavia and in particular Denmark, have a particular love affair with everything liquorice. You’ll find it in many different products here, including liquorice beer, ice-cream, chocolate, fudge, mints and of course candy. The Danes can also chew their way through tons of salty liquorice which is something of a speciality here, and not known many other places. Liquorice root is one of the most popular herbs in the world. Its botanical name comes for the Greek words meaning “sweet root”. The liquorice plant is a perennial herb and a member of the pea family, native to southern Europe,...

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    Make your own Easter Aquavit...

    Ah, Easter lunch. Now that’s a Danish tradition that you don’t want to miss – trust me, the food is excellent and, like Christmas, incorporates lots of our favourite smorrebrod as well as the traditional Danish Snaps or Aquavit.For the vast majority of Danes, Easter is a family holiday, and most people are off work. We cook at home, spend time with loved ones, eat, drink and have lots of hygge.And though Danish aquavit comes in many different sizes and flavours, there is something much more enjoyable and fun about making your own.And what would be more perfect for an...

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  • Danish Easter - The 'Gækkebrev'

    Danish Easter - The 'Gækkebrev'

    The Danish Easter tradition with foolish guessing letters - gækkebreve - is still kept all over Denmark during Easter, for children as well as adults. You send beautiful homemade foolish guessing letters, with no sender name, and test your friends and family members: can they guess your name from the poem in the letter? If not, you will get an Easter egg... Why? Where does the tradition come from?  The 'gækkebrev' tradition is originally a German tradition with so called 'knot letters'. They were send in Denmark from 1600 and to 1800. The tradition was that the receiver of the letter should...

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