How to Make Danish Caramel Pudding – Karamelbudding

Over the years it became in fashion to make various cold puddings including this delicious Danish caramel pudding in Denmark.  This old fashioned Danish dessert dates back to the 1700’s in Denmark.  In the very old Danish cookbooks the dessert was referenced as “Brændt Craim” or Burnt Cream.  In the 1800’s, the dessert was referred to as Karamelbudding or Caramel Pudding in the Danish cookbooks. It is interesting to see that the name was updated over the years.

When I was growing up in Denmark, this delicious dessert was very common to serve. The Danish Caramel Pudding was written in cookbooks, served in restaurants and made in Danish homes. My guess because once refrigeration was in homes and restaurants then it was easy to make this dessert. Prior to the refrigerators Danes used iced-boxes which was a big wooden box with a metal clad and a big cube of ice.  So dairy was delivered daily from milkmen.

Below is a traditional way to make the Danish Caramel Pudding.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of light cream
  • 4 Eggs and 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • whipped cream for decoration
  • almonds for decoration
  • fresh mint & red currants for garnish

See our YouTube video for recipe instructions.

I remember my mom making this traditional Danish dessert in the kitchen.  My mother made the caramel pudding in advanced either the night before or early in the morning. This is because the dessert has to cool down before serving.  So I suggest that you give yourself enough time to make this dessert.

Directions:

Make the caramel first in the pan.

  1. Pour both the sugar and add the 1/4 cup of water into the frying pan. Keep stirring the sugar to avoid the sugar from burning. Keep the stove at the lowest temperature. As soon as the sauce starts browning and melted sugar reaches a nice amber color, turn off the stove.
  2. Next heat up either a mold, cake pan or a bundt pan so it is warm.  I am using a bundt pan because traditionally this pudding has center for the whipped cream.
  3. Recommend to use your oven mitts and pour the warm caramel into the warm mold. Swirl the mold. Tilt the mold to coat the bottom and sides evenly.
  4. Set the mold aside.  The caramel will harden while we make the custard.

Next make the custard

  1. Preheat oven at 325F.
  2. Pour the cream into a pot. Mix in the sugar. Add the vanilla to the cream.
  3. Next add the 4 eggs with the egg yolk in the same bowl. Whip the egg yolk and eggs. Add the warm cream into the eggs a little at a time. If you pour the cream into the eggs too quickly, the eggs will curdle!
  4. Pour the cream egg mixture into the cooled down mold.
  5. Fill a roasting pan up with water & up to about 1/3 of the mold. Place mold in the water bath. Cover the mold with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 45 minutes.
  7. If you have time, let it cool and stick in the fridge overnight.
  8. Turn the mold carefully upside-down on a plate. Allow the dessert to cool down to room temperature.
  9. Serve chilled. Before serving the pudding decorate with almonds.

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Before serving add in center whipped cream, red currents, mint leaf. If your pudding does not have a center for the whipped cream, do not worry. Just add the whipped cream on top of the pudding.  Or let your guests add whipped cream on their plate if need be.  It still tastes good.

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If you do not have much time to cool down the dessert, it does taste good warm too.  But traditionally this Danish dessert is served cold.

Serve with a glass of milk, tea or coffee.  Skål! This is a delicious cool dessert to enjoy.

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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.

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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 Spiced Herring – Kryddersild

My hometown, Stege, on the island, Møn in Denmark, was established around 1100 because of all the herring they were catching in the ocean surrounding the island.

When we had parties, and we were serving the Danish open-faced sandwiches, it was a tradition to always start with a herring sandwich. The first bite of the herring was usually followed by a small glass of snaps, and we would, of course,  say “skål”.


Mild Spiced Herring

  • 1 jar of herring (salt herring or herring in wine sauce)
  • 1/4 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 -1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 bayleaf


(you may want to increase spices according to your taste)

Rinse the herring under the faucet. Next, cook all the spices in approx. 1 cup of water for approx. 5 min., and let it cool down before you pour it over the herring pieces.

Leave the herring in the spices for approx. 2 days before you eat it.  Leave the herring in the refrigerator, and I  sugest you eat the herring within one week.

Herring Sandwich




Butter a slice of ryebread and place a hardcooked sliced egg on the bread. Add the herring as well as the capers, chives, and sliced onion.

Enjoy!

 

 

 
 

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