Christmas coffee -Nespresso 2015 Limited Edition Variations

I usually think of the holidays and a tea or hot cocoa season, but this year Nespresso has created three Christmassy coffee varieties; Vanilla Amaretti, Ciocco ginger and Vanilla Cardamom. And they are so so delicious and they all smell and tastes so wonderfully of Christmas spices.

Irish Coffee Cheesecake made for Nespresso’s dessert challenge at Kokkedal Castle

I was recently invited to participate in a dessert challenge by Nespresso and Kokkedal Castle. Desserts and coffee, a win win in my opinion, so I accepted and began to experiment with different recipes. I tried out a creamy coffee panna cotta, a chocolate and hazelnut cake with coffee caramel drizzle. But I finally decided on this Irish coffee cheesecake. I tested the recipe out 4 times, tweaking it here and there before I was happy with the result. So there was a lot of cake eating in our house these past few weeks. But hey, who doesn’t love a bit of cake for breakfast with a hot cup of coffee? The Nespresso event was held at Kokkedal Castle, a beautiful...

Its almost been a year…and here’s why

I realize now that it has been almost one years since I have posted anything here on Nilssons Ambrosia. Normally I would do my best to post at least one new recipe a week, so having gone almost a year without a single post is a bit extreme. I never meant to abandon the blog for this long, but time does fly, and well, here’s what has happened since the last time I was here… I HAD A BABY! – and clearly I’m very excited about it. 3 months ago I became a mum to the most adorable and wonderful little baby boy. I absolutely love him to bits. However, during my pregnancy  I lost all interest in food, cooking...

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)

Calling all cake lovers in Copenhagen – Sweet Sneak #7 is this Saturday!

  One weekend afternoon every other month a group of 5 bakerette friends with a passion for baking amazing cakes, macaroons, cupcakes and pastries are hosting a wonderful event called ‘Sweet Sneak’ in Copenhagen. It’s a pop-up bakery where you can stop by, have a piece – or three – of delicious cake, listen to some sweet music and just enjoy a wonderful Sunday. The location changes every other month. This month it will be in Nørrebro and the exact location will be revealed the day before the event. I love the concept! Bringing people together with sweet cakes, music and great friendship. And the prices are fair and the sizes are after a cake lovers heart. So if you’re...

Dinner at Søren K for Copenhagen Dining Week

Last night we had dinner at the restaurant Søren K at the Royal Library in Copenhagen as part of Copenhagen Dining week. And it was really great, delicious food, a beautiful view and the best company:  my handsome boyfriend. The restaurant had put together a wonderful three course menu for this week’s event. And it was so good. The dessert was, not surprisingly, my favorite. I have to apologize for the quality of the photos, but I only had my iPhone with me and this is the best I could do. This was the menu for the evening: Halibut with pickled cauliflower, crunchy malt bread and lobster mayonnaise Roast veal and sausage with pumpkin purée and black cabbage, Puylentils and...

We’re going out tonight!

  When you mention week 7 in Denmark, people would always associate it with skiing and winter vacation. But for the past 4 years it has also meant Copenhagen Dining Week. I have never been a great skier, but this new tradition is something I can get on board with. During this week, Copenhagen is transformed into a restaurant festival. You have the opportunity to experience a variety of good restaurants at a fair price. The selected 3 course meals costs DKK 200 pr. Person (about 37 US$) and also includes a bottle of San Pellegrino (a co- sponsor of the event). Some of the best restaurants are represented and common for all is that the high quality they offer....

Hosting a pink baby shower

  Along with a few friends, I recently hosted a lovely, pink and girly baby shower for our friend Louise. And my goodness I loved planning and preparing this baby shower. It was so much fun; planning the menu and little snack and decoration ideas. I knew that I wanted to bake cupcakes with pink frosting and decided on vanilla cupcakes with rosewater frosting. Lovley and delicate, perfect for a baby shower. It looked and tasted amazing. Our apartment turned into a baby shower heaven filled with balloons, candles, napkins, tablecloths, plates, cake stands and it-a-girl banner, all in pink of course. It was a small shower with 7 guests in total and we had prepared a real feast. We...

Nilssons Ambrosia – One Year Today!!!

    One year ago today, I posted my very first recipe on Nilssons Ambrosia. I had been reading a bunch of food and lifestyle blogs for a while and after a bit of encouragement from my boyfriend, I decided to start my very own food blog. And I am so so happy that I did. I have had so much fun this past year, cooking food, preparing blog posts and taking lots of pictures. At first it was a blog in Danish, but I soon decided to change it to English. And when I did, I was amazed at how many different countries have visited my little food blog. I love it! I have lots of plans for new...

Follow me on Instagram

I love photography, but I am in no way professional. I wish that I was much better at the editing part to give the photos that little extra something. Luckily I have an iPhone and of course have the Instagram app. Its great because I can take pictures where ever I am and make a quick edit. Follow me on Instagram, you can find me under – what else – #nilssonsambrosia
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