• December = Risengrød

    December = Risengrød

    Risengrød is a very traditional dish in Denmark. We call it Risengrød , which directly translated simply means Rice Porridge. Risengrød is mostly served in the month of December and especially in the time around the Christmas days. In many families a large batch of Risengrød is made the 23rd of December where some of it is eaten for dinner and the rest is saved for the 24th. On the day of Christmas eve (24th) the Risengrød is then mixed with vanilla, whipped cream and almonds and it’s served as the famous and very delicious Christmas dessert Risalamande Risengrød is very easy to make, you...

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  • We love Danish 'Æbleskiver'

    We love Danish 'Æbleskiver'

    Danish ‘Æbleskiver’ (directly meaning apple slices) are traditional Danish pancake balls, somewhat similar in texture to American pancakes, though only somewhat 🙂In Denmark, ‘æbleskiver’ are common at Christmas and over the days leading up to it. In December, they are often served with gløgg, Scandinavian mulled wine, and a red berry jam and drizzled with icing sugar. In Norway, warm waffles have much of the same function as æbleskiver has in Denmark. Æbleskiver are traditionally cooked in a special æbleskive pan, a cast-iron pan with several large holes in the bottom of the pan, but contemporary electrical ones can also be...

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  • We love Danish Brunkager

    We love Danish Brunkager

    December is here and that means it’s time to dig out all those good, old Christmas recipes. Yeah! The traditional ‘Brunkage’ (ginger biscuit) is one of my favourites and is easy to get right. It’s also a great dough making biscuits with friends and kids as you can use cut outs in any shape or form, making it a fun activity for all. Personally I like to decorate with a few almonds, but kids normally love decorating with some coloured icing too. The Danish Ginger Biscuit have roots all the way back to the middle ages. During that period the biscuit...

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  • Nordic Sea Buckthorn

    Nordic Sea Buckthorn

    These yellow nordic berries smell fresh and a little sweet, but they trick you! The taste is quite sour and tart. But because of their fresh flavor, they go well with anything from fish to sweet cakes or marmalade. And… They are super healthy and good for you! Sea Buckthorn is rich in vitamins, especially Vitamin C, with each small berry holding as much vitamin C as a whole orange! The little yellow berry is also rich in healthy Omega 7 fatty acids (15-25%), which assists with the hormonal control as well as reduce the risk of diabetes II, atherosclerosis...

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  • 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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