Danish Kitchen Essentials
Denmark can boast that over the years they have accumulated 31 Michelin stars. Danish cuisine encompasses a variety of fish and meat in their savoury dishes. They are also particulary fond of rugbrød, their own type of rye bread. They have delicous desserts and pastries that are sure to have you going for a second serving. Here is a list of some of their most popular dishes and desserts.
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Frikadeller: This means "meatballs" and it is a very popular dish with the Danes. It is often accompanied with boiled potatoes and salad, or with smørrebrød.
Smørrebrød: SO what exactly is smørrebrød? This is one of the most popular Danish dishes. It is an open faced sandwich that consists of traditional Danish rye bread with different ingredients. These ingredients can vary from fish, egg, meat or vegetables. Very easy to make and delicious!
Æbleflæsk: This is a very traditional dish. This dish consists of apple and pork, which may seem like an odd pairing, but it is tasty! Additional ingredients can be added to enhance its flavouring such as onions, butter and sugar.
Drømmekage: This cake translates to "dream cake". You only need a few ingredients such as flour, sugar, butter, eggs and milk. In addition, it has coconut toppings which give it that irresistible taste! Click here to read more on the history of this cake.
Risalamande: This dessert is typically served at Christmas. It is rice pudding mixed with whipped cream, vanilla and grated almonds. It is served with cherry sauce. Read here on more about the history of this dessert and the tradition behind it.