Dates with marzipan

It’s not just marzipan and chocolate us Danes eat during December as sweet snacks. Dates, figs and all sorts of nuts are also very popular. And this little snack is a perfect combination. They are super easy to make. And if you have children they would easily be able to make them as well. A nice little candy project you could have together. I don’t have kids yet, so I made them myself and decorated them with a bit of green glitter to make them a bit more festive and Christmassy. Here’s the recipe:

Danish Holiday Candy – Licorice Marzipan with lemon white chocolate

Marzipan, soft hazelnut nougat and chocolate, are a huge part of Danish Christmas candy. We make all sorts of creations with these three ingredients; marzipan balls covered with chocolate, nougat squares with almonds, marzipan animals, snowballs, marzipan logs. During December, we can’t get enough, and I am very Danish in that sense. Every year I spend at least one day creating my own Holiday treats with lots and lots of marzipan, nougat and chocolate as well as all sorts of buttons, sprinkles, liquors and fruits. It’s the best time and I enjoy it so much. I end up with melted chocolate all over the place and on a major sugar high. It’s one of my favorite traditions that I look...

Homemade Chocolate bark with pistachios, dried cranberries and licorice powder

This week I received a mail from my blog host, politely asking if everything was alright and that they missed my posts since it has been a month since my last post. I’m glad to say that everything is good. I just don’t know where the time has gone. I don’t like to neglect the blog, but now it’s already December and there are so many Christmas goodies and cookies I want to make and write about. I love Christmas; all the parties, the food, the drinks, decorations and getting together with loved ones. I am going to bake a batch of typical Danish Christmas cookies this week and with see what else I can make – I’m thinking lots...

Homemade Mint Syrup

A few weeks ago I went to Torvehallerne here in Copenhagen with my good friend Gry. Torvehallerne is an amazing food market with lots and lots of little stores full of delicious food. They have everything from fresh fish, meats, cheeses, chocolates, baking goods and spices. I love it. And so does Gry, so every once in a while we have to have a little trip to Torvehallerne. This last time, I bought a lovely lavender syrup. Usually I think that lavender products are too perfumey, but this syrup was really great and had a very subtle. It made me want to try and make my own homemade syrup. The first batch was mint syrup, made with a bunch of...

Homemade Snickers Bar

  I saw this recipe in a magazine that came with one of my favorite interior magazines a few months back. It looked so wonderful and yummy. It’s a bit of a process to make, but very easy and a nice little project. Here’s what you need:

Caramel – made from a can of condensed milk

Do you have a can of condensed milk and a couple of hours to kill? Then you could make your very own creamy, gooey and wonderful caramel. Its so easy and the result is really delicious! All you need is a can of condensed milk, a stove and a pot of simmering water.

Delicate lime truffle covered in white chocolate

A few weeks ago I tried a piece of chocolate from a lovely box of assorted chocolates. Lime truffle covered with white chocolate. I had never tried that combo before. It was nothing less than amazing. So I wanted to re-create it. I used the same lime truffle as I used for my valentines chocolates from the other day. Now since the truffle is covered with white chocolate, these are very sweet, but they are still lovely and delicate.

Valentine’s Day chocolates with Bailey’s cream

Valentines day and chocolates go hand in hand and Baileys is just a girls best friend right? I found this recipe on another blog last fall and have wanted to try it out for a while now, and Valentines Day is a perfect occasion for sweets like this. This recipe calls for Bailey’s but I think that you could add almost any liquor you’d like. Cointreau or Kahlua would work really well…yum…yes very well. Ingredients;

Homemade chocolates with white chocolate/lime filling

These are my new favorite homemade chocolates. The lime is so refreshing and these chocolates are just packed with flavor. People always talk about chocolate and orange being very complementary of each other, but I think that chocolate and lime work just as well. You could also add a bit of liquor to these chocolates, perhaps cognac or white rum. Ingredients;

Homemade Raspberry macarons with dark chocolate ganache

For Christmas Sillas gave me a macarons starter kit, with a piping bag, lots of nozzles and a great recipe and how-to book.  I have never made macarons but have wanted to for a while. But I was nervous because I had read that it was tricky and quite technical. I have never been any good at making meringue so the thought of working with sugar and egg whites scared be a bit to be honest. But I decided that today was the day that I would give it a go. And well…I had to give it a go twice. See the first batch turned out horribly. So I read up on macaron making– again, and luckily the second batch...