Knækbrød – Crispbread

We always had Knækbrød or crispbread in the kitchen cabinet. It is a hard bread that does not go bad or stale as quickly as standard bread.  So if you run out of fresh bread, it is nice knowing that the crisp bread is in the kitchen cabinet. Knækbrød is a great alternative to have for either breakfast, lunch snack or dinner. 
This crispbread recipe is a treat for me to make.  It is very easy to make. I love tasting all sorts of seeds every time I take a bite. Plus, I can customize the crisp bread with all sorts of seeds if I want to.
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 9 oz ryeflour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
See our video to see how Karen Grete make Knækbrød
Instruction:
  1. Mix all the seeds, add rye flour mixed with salt and baking powder. 
  2. Add water and oil and mix for 2-3 min. 
  3. Finish mixing by hand on a floured surface and divide it into 2 portions. 
  4. Roll it out between parchment paper.  
  5. Place it on a buttered and floured baking sheet and cut it with a knife to aprox. 1.5″ x 3″ (4cm  x 7.5cm)
  6. Bake it at 400F for approx. 15 min.
We suggest to butter the crisp bread.  However there are all sorts of toppings to add such as preserves, honey, cheese and cold cuts.

Danish Flag Cake Recipe – Dannebrogskage

The Danish Constitution Day is on June 5th this year.  So we thought it would be fun to make a two layer Danish Flag Cake with custard, raspberries and plenty of whipped cream in celebration.  Dannebrog is the name of the Danish flag and it is the oldest in the world.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 6 oz or 1 1/2 stick butter
  • 4 eggs – seperated, egg whites beaten stiff
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • custard
  • raspberries
  • whipped cream
  • frosting
Beat butter and sugar, add 4 egg yolks. Add milk w/vanilla extract. Add flour mixed with baking powder. Beat 4 egg whites stiff and add it to the mixture. Bake in pan greased with butter and flour at 425F for approx. 15 min.

Cut cake in half, add custard between the two layers. Add frosting to top layer and place raspberries to form flag with whipped cream forming a cross.

  Enjoy a slice of cake with a cup of coffee.

Swedish Princess Cupcakes – Svenska Prinsesstårta Cupcakes

The Swedish cupcakes is full of custard, jam, marzipan and loads of whipped cream!  You will definitely get a mouthful to enjoy!

 Cupcake Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons of butter

Bake cupcakes at 375 F for about 20 minutes

Cupcake Filling

  • custard can be made the day before (see our video to make it homemade)
  • whipped cream
  • raspberry jam

Marzipan and Marzipan Flower ingredients

  • 1 pound of almond paste
  • red, yellow and greed food coloring
  • 2 tablespoons of powder sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

The marzipan and marzipan flowers can be made the day before

 

See our YouTube video to prepare the Swedish Princess Cupcakes.
The cupcakes needs to be refrigerated until served. Ideally the cupcake should be eaten the same day it is made.

Hope you enjoy the bright green cupcakes with the adorable marzipan roses.  You might want to make these during Prinsesstårta week.

Almond Cake – Mandel Kage – Frangipan

This Danish Almond Cake ( also know as Frangipan  or in Danish Mandel Kage) is soooo easy to make and very few ingredients. Every person I serve this cake loves it! 

Serve the cake with fresh fruit, whipped cream or even ice cream. The almond cake will go fast!

Ingredients

  • 7 oz of almond paste, grated
  • 8 tblsp butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cake flour
  • Optional Toppings:  fruit, powdered sugar, whipped cream, frosting

Directions

  1. Mix almond pase, sugar and butter at low speed in mixer for approx. 2 min.
  2. Add the egges, one at the time, and beat it at high speed for appros. 2-3 min.
  3. Add flour and fold it into the batter without stirring.
  4. Add the batter to the buttered and floured baking pan and bake at 350F for approx. 30 min. 

 Remove from the baking pan and let it cool.

Below is a fun way to decorate the cake with strawberries. 

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Nordic Nut Bread Recipe – Paleo Bread Recipe ( Stone Age Bread Recipe or in Danish Stenalder Brød )

In Denmark, we eat a lot of Rye bread.  I had it everyday growing up in Stege for either breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  Just like Rye bread the Nordic Nut Bread (sometimes called Stone Age Bread or Paleo Bread ) is very filling compared to white bread. If you like rye bread then you will enjoy this Nordic Nut Bread for sure.  Plus it healthy!

Making Nordic Nut Bread is very easy to make. What is interesting about the Nordic Nut Bread is that it does not include any flour or yeast.   So you won’t have to wait for the dough to rise. If you have extra seeds to set aside for baking then you can prepare some of the ingredients in advance. The preparation time is about 15 minutes. 

 ♥ Ingredients ♥
  • 3 1/2 oz (100 g) walnuts, chopped
  • 3 1/2 oz (100 g) almonds, chopped
  • 3 1/2 oz (100 g) flax seeds
  • 3 1/2 oz (100 g) poppy seeds
  • 3 1/2 oz (100 g) sunflower seeds
  • 3 1/2 oz (100 g) sesame seeds
  • 3 1/2 oz (100 g) pumpkin seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 (1 dl) cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 eggs

Directions:
  1. Chop the bigger nuts (almonds and walnuts) before you mix them with the rest of the nuts.
  2. Mix the nuts and seeds with salt, oil and 5 eggs.
  3. Line baking form with baking paper. Spray the form with oil or butter it.
  4. Place the dough into the baking form.
  5. Bake it at 350F for approx. 1 hour.
  6. Let it cool before you slice it.

Serve plain or with butter, cheese or cream cheese.

The only thing is nuts can be expensive and there are a lot of nuts to gather to make this bread! Because this bread includes a variety of seeds, you can get creative and try various other seeds that are not listed below. This is great if you are allergic to certain seeds.  We were thinking peanuts or pine nuts might be fun to substitute in the future. Enjoy!

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Danish Scalloped Potato Recipe with Bacon

 Directions:

  • 3 large Idaho Potatoes (approx. 1 1/2 lb), sliced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 pieces garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 lb bacon, chopped and fried
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • chopped chives
  • dash of nutmeg
  • butter
 
Instructions:
Butter the inside of the baking pan and layer sliced potatoes with chopped onions and cheese in the pan.  Mix garlic in cream with salt, pepper, nutmeg and chives. Pour it over the potato mixture and sprinkle with cheese. 
Cover the pan with foil and bake in the oven at 375F for approx. 45 min. Remove it from the oven and sprinkle with cheese before you return it to the oven for approx. 15 min at 400F. 

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How to make St Lucia Buns ❆ A Swedish Saint Lucia Saffron Bun Recipe ❅ Lussekatter

St Lucia Day is the “beginning” of Christmas (Jul) in Sweden.  St Lucia celebrations includes the Swedish saffron scented buns called Lussekater or Lussebullar.


Ingredients:   

  • 1 teaspoon of saffron
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cup of milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 pkg. of dry active yeast
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • extra  raisins to decorate

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Parmesan Bacon Potato Stacks for Easter Brunch

We are getting ready for Easter Brunch. These individual potato stacks make an impressive presentation but are quite simple to prepare.  So these potato stacks are going to be front and center. This goes great with a roast, a ham or a steak.
So let’s put the mandolin to good use!

  • Makes about 9 potato stacks
  • Ingredients.
  • 4 potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan (or any cheese you like)
  • 1/2 tablespoon of melted butter
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 fresh garlic, smashed or 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • chopped chives (or any herbs you enjoy)
  • crumbled bacon
  1. Buy potatoes that are in equal size and dimension to the muffin pan.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190C).
  3. Butter muffin pan or muffin cups and set aside.
  4. Cut the 4 potatoes into thin slices with either a knife or madoline slicer.
  5. Place thinly sliced potatoes into a medium-large bowl. Add melted butter, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. We enjoy fresh garlic but you can use garlic powder too. Toss potato slices in the bowl to coat evenly.
  6. Layer the potato slices into stacks and place into the prepared muffin pan.
  7. Bake until the edges and tops are golden brown and the centers are tender. It took us about 55 minutes to bake the potato stacks. 
  8. While the potato stacks are baking in the oven, prepare the crumbled bacon
  9. When ready, remove the muffin pan from the oven and let the potato stacks rest for 5 minutes
  10. Carefully remove the potato stacks with a small offset spatula and onto a plate
  11. Garnish with additional parmesan cheese, crumbled bacon, chives.  Add freshly ground pepper and salt to taste.
  12. Serve immediately

Vanilla Hearts – Vaniljhjärtan

These delicate special-occasion pastries are called Vanilla Hearts or in Swedish Vaniljhjärtan.  We thought it would be perfect to make these for Valentine’s Day!


♥ Ingredients ♥

  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  •  milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • custard – please see our custard video https://youtu.be/D7pyA2gmzz4
  • powdered sugar

Instruction:
Mix butter with salt, vanilla, egg and add flour. Leave for approx. 1 hour. Roll out to 1/8″ thick and place in heart-shaped cup. Fill with custard and cover with dough. Bake at 425F for approx. 12-15 min. Let it cool in forms for approx. 10 min. Tip hearts out of forms, dust with powdered sugar. 


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Giraffe Bread Recipe

A fun bread to slice.  Most children love it. Perfect for a children Jungle themed party.  Easy to make with only one rise in an hour.

 
Ingredients:
3 cups flour
1 cup milk at 110F
1 extra large egg
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 cup sugar
1 pkg. dry yeast
Instruction:
Combined the ingredients, then divide the dough and mix 2/3 of the dough with the coco powder and 2 tbsp milk. Cut white dough and cocoa dough into 4 pieces and roll them. Roll the white dough flat and combine it with the cocoa dough. Cut the four rolled pieces in 1/2 and place them in the buttered bread pan. After it has risen for approx. 1 hour, brush with melted butter and bake in the oven at 375F for approx. 1/2 hour.


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