Granola Bars

This time of year I usually bake a few cakes using my NFL helmet pan and decorate the cakes with lots of icing. But this year I’m doing something a bit healthier, but still really sweet and delicious. Granola bars. Easy to make plus you can use a large variety of ingredients to fit everyone’s taste – I went in on nuts.com for a bit of inspiration. And now that it is game day (Go Giants!) granola bars are also perfect snacks to bring along to a tailgate if you want to eat something that’s light and tasty. Ingredients

Coffee Caramel

  I was recently invited by Nespresso and Kokkedal Castle to create a dessert recipe – only condition was of course that it had to contain coffee. I accepted the challenge and have now tried out quite a few different recipes. I has been so much fun testing out different ways of infusing coffee into desserts. I used this coffee caramel with a chocolate cake I baked and it worked really well. And its very easy to make too. You can drizzle it over cakes, ice cream or maybe in a cup of warm milk Ingredients:

S’muffins

This year we haven’t really had much of a summer here in Denmark. I guess we’ve had a week and half of ok summer weather in total so far. It has felt more like an early fall with lots of windy and rainy days.So no long days at the beach, BBQ’ing or roasting marshmallows and eating s’mores unfortunately. But then this is a fun alternative, you can make right at home in your kitchen. I didn’t really know what to cal them – they are s’mores deconstructed, kind of like muffins or cupcakes. And S’muffins sound better than S’cupcakes. They are made in a mini muffin pan, so perfect little snack sized treats. I found the recipe in Sweet Pea’s...

Danish træstammer – Rum ball logs

This is a very Danish specialty. I actually don’t think any other country makes these. I know that many countries have their version of a rum ball, but these rum tree logs covered with marzipan are typical Danish  (as far as I know) and can be found in any bakery around the country. The center is a delicious chocolatey/rum/cake mixture. The ingredients are the same as a rum ball, but tree logs are of course shaped different like a log and also as mentioned covered in marzipan and more chocolate. When bakers made these rum balls and tree logs, the mixture was actually made of cake leftovers from the bakery (yummy, I know…) and then added lots of jam and...

White chocolates with hazelnut truffel

I love the extra long weekend we always have at Easter time. It’s a welcome breather after a dark and long winter and a nice little kick-off to spring, warmer weather, evenings getting lighter and the sweet smell of blooming spring time. After a particularly busy winter, both socially and work wise, it was a nice and relaxed Easter weekend this year. A small dinner party with friends and an Easter lunch with family was all we had planned over the 5-day weekend. The rest of the time, we just spent together at home, and I loved every minute of it. I made these homemade chocolates as a hostess gift for Sillas’ aunt and uncle when we went for Easter...

Mini Meringue Kisses

I saw a photo of an ice cream dessert with tiny meringue kisses sprinkled on top and thought that it looked really cute. So I wanted to make my own little batch of meringue kisses so I have them ready for a dessert. Easter is around the corner and we have a few dinner parties planned, so these little kisses will come in handy. I decided to add a bit of colour to them and a little taste too. They are very easy to make, you just need a bit of time on your hands, first for the baking part and then for the drying out process. Ingredients: (makes 135 mini kisses)

Homemade Bounty Bars

It’s Thursday and that just means that the weekend is just around the corner. Can’t wait! Here is a great recipe if you want to make a little something sweet and yummy for the weekend. Homemade Bounty Bars! This is a dangerously easy recipe for something so good and delicious. I have previously made homemade snickers bars which had a few steps before I could eat the result. But this recipe is so easy is quick. They were gone pretty quick after Sillas and I had had our first taste… Here’s the recipe (only 3 ingredients!)  

Chocolates filled with meringue

I saw a picture on Instagram the other day of filled chocolates and I had to try and somehow recreate them. They looked so good! Basically they are a new version of flødeboller aka Danish cream puffs. I wish I could take credit for the idea of making them into little filled chocolates, but the creator of Copenhagencakes has that honor. Nevertheless, the result is so yummy and delicious. They are perfect little bite-sized cream puffs. Ingredients:

Danish Cream Puffs aka Flødeboller – and a quick guide to tempering chocolate

Here’s another very Danish recipe – Flødeboller (cream buns if translated directly) These little creamy and sweet treats have been made in Denmark for the past 200 years. I guess you could call them cream buns or snowballs of some sort. Basically it’s a cookie, wafer or marzipan disk, topped with a velvety, foamy meringue with a marshmallow like quality (but a bit runnier than a full marshmallow), which is delicately covered with either dark or white chocolate. The classic is with dark chocolate, but today there are so many variations that white chocolate is quite normal too. They are not a seasonal treat and are found in all supermarkets, bakeries and most cafes in Denmark. Some are classic and others are...

Soft nougat pieces

Christmas holiday is just around the corner, and I cannot wait! I have a week and a half off, and all I’m doing is seeing family and loved ones, eating, drinking and exchanging gifts. It’s the best, yes a bit stressful at times, but nevertheless an amazing time of year. Sillas and I are kicking the holidays off with an open house get together for all our friends on Sunday. Drinking mouled wine and eating Danish Christmas cakes all day. Fun fun fun! I’m spending Christmas Eve with my parents. My mum asked if I would bring some of my homemade Christmas candy. And of course I’ll do that, we always have homemade candy in the house for Christmas, it...
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