Christmas was here, and it was wonderful

It’s the 27th and a whole lot of Christmas celebrations have been done the past week, and we are still not done here. Today it the only complete day, Sillas and I have to ourselves between Christmas until the 1st of January. And it has been amazing, lots of sleep, relaxing, building a few pieces of IKEA furniture for the apartment and looking at all the amazing presents we received over Christmas. Looking at my presents, you can see that my friends, family and not least Sillas really know what a cooking and baking nerd I am.  I received some great great gifts. As well as make-up, clothes, books I received  lots of glitter, gel colors, fondant tools, cookie cutters,...

Homemade potato soup

With this cold winter weather we’ve been having in Denmark the past few weeks, I thought that it was about time for a bowl of hot homemade soup. I wanted to make potato-leek soup, but the supermarket was out of leeks, so I added a few carrots instead.  This soup is quite thick, so if thats not your thing, just use fewer potatoes or more broth. 

Ris a la Mande – Danish rice pudding dessert

I found this dessert recipe on Valdemarsro’s blog last month. I looked and sounded so good, that I decided to give it a try myself. Traditionally Ris a ala mande is the dessert we eat Christmas eve or at one of out Christmas lunches during December. I don’t know why it is a French inspired name since it’s a Danish dish, maybe we wanted to be a bit fancy back in the 19th century when it was first served. But fact is that it comes from the french riz à l’amande meaning “rice with almonds”. Cherry sauce is what we usually serve with it, so I thought that this orange sauce was a nice change. And crunchy honey glazed almonds...

Danish Christmas rice porridge aka Risengrød

It is not a Danish Christmas without risengrød. Risengrød is a rice porridge or pudding  served with a dollop of butter in the middle and cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top. Some families, like mine, eat it on the 23rd of December others on the 24th. We make usually a huge portion, so that we have enough left over for another dish we eat as dessert on Christmas eve; Ris a la mande. Another amazing dish that we absolutely have to have each year.  It is a wonderful mixture of rice porridge, whipping cream, almonds, and vanilla and topped off with warm cherry sauce.  I will show that recipe another day. Tonight’s dinner was risengrød ( I know that it may...

Homemade Rice Krispies Treats

The first time I tried a rice krispies treat was in 08’ when I lived in New York. I was in the hospital and my friend Nadia brought me one when she visited me. Granted it was probably from some fancy New York café, and I had been living on hospital food for a week, but I was sold and thought it was ridiculously yummy. So chewy, yet light and airy. I have tried the regular store bought kind since then and the experience was not the same…still not too bad though. Today I decided to try and make them myself. It wasn’t hard at all. All you need is a bit of patients.

Holiday candy – chocolate/coconut almonds

If you like Bounty bars and mixed with almonds, then you will love these. I made them for the first time last year when I wanted to make some sort of candy and used what I had n the kitchen. And now I’ll make sure always to have these things in the kitchen over Christmas. And they are so easy to make, all you need at three simple things;

Danish meatballs aka Frikadeller

I know that I said I would bake apple slices aka æbleskiver on Sunday. I did bake them, they just didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped. So I will be testing a few recipes out before I put one up here on Ambrosia…. On to todays dinner: There are probably as many recipes for Danish meatballs as there are grandmothers in Denmark. The recipe I use is an adaptation of the one my mum uses – which is an adaptation of the one her mother used.  And I like that, a bit of culinary tradition. Ingredients;

Christmas is here!

I have been holding back on the Christmas spirit, since it seems that Christmas comes sooner and sooner each year – this year I saw Christmas decoration in September….September! So I have been holding back. But not any more, it’s the 1st of December and I am looking forward to the next month and everything it brings; Christmas lunches, baking, get-togethers, a trip to Tivoli, gløgg (mulled wine) snow- if we’re lucky and all the lovely Christmas candy. We are going to my aunts 60th birthday party today, so I will wait to decorate the apartment for tomorrow. I love decorating the apartment, finding all the little Santas and ornaments that I forgot I had and making our home a...