Koldskål & kammerjunker – Homemade Danish Buttermilk Soup & Biscuits
The weather has finally started to change for the better here in Denmark and spring is here. Its warmer, the winter jacket is –almost – put away and the flowers have begun to bloom. Ahh I love it!
A dish that us Danes love to eat when the weather is warmer is called Koldskål – directly translated ‘coldbowl’. Doesn’t sound very appetizing, I know. But its lovely. Basically it’s a cold buttermilk soup with vanilla and lemon. It’s really good; sweet, creamy and a bit tangy and perfect for summer. We often serve it with small biscuits called kammerjunker or strawberries.
6 pasteurized egg yolks
80 g sugar
Juice and zest of half a lemon
2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
1 liter of buttermilk
Beat the egg yolks, sugar and vanilla sugar until the mixture is stiff and sugar is dissolved.
Pour in the buttermilk and season with lemon juice and a little grated lemon zest.
Ingredients – (2 baking sheets, about 100 pcs.)
250 g wheat flour
1 Tbsp. vanilla sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
125 g butter
75 g sugar
Heat the oven to 175 °C.
Mix the flour, vanilla sugar and baking powder together in a bowl. Crumble the butter into the flour mixture, add sugar and beaten egg, and knead until you have a firm dough.
Form dough into rolls and cut them into small cubes. Place them on the baking sheet and flatten with a finger.
Bake for 10 minutes, turn off the heat and leave the oven door open another 10 minutes.
Let them cool off on a rack. Store in an airtight container.
Serve up a bowl of cold buttermilk soup with a handful of kammerjunker biscuits on top.