Monday, March 2, 2015

Sunflower Twisted Bread Recipe - Solsikke formet brød med spinat - Inspired by Disney Frozen Fever

Have you tried twisting bread before?  This is a delicious twisted bread recipe! Plus this Sunflower bread is sooo pretty!  Perfect to serve to your family and friends while watching the movie Frozen Fever.



Dough
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp yeast
  • 3/4 cup milk,
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
Filling
  • 12 oz. of boiled spinach
  • 12 oz. ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz grated parmesan or mozarella cheese
  • 1 egg
  • salt, pepper
  • optional: nutmeg
  • breadcrumbs
  • sesame seeds

Instructions
Place all dough ingredients in a bowl and use and electric mix,, finish by hand.Knead until the dough is smooth. Cover it and leave it for approx. 1 hour while you prepare the rest of the ingredients

Create the filling, mix the spinach with the ricotta and shredded cheese. Add the egg, salt, pepper (nutmeg), and set it aside.

Divide the dough into two equal parts and roll each dough ball to create two circles.

Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on the first circle and distribute the spinach filling. Place one large dollop in the center of the circle (cover it with a small bowl), and sprad the remaining spinach in a ring around the edge of the dough. finally place the last circle of dough on top of everything. Springle the sesame seeds on top of the center.

Divide the dough around the bowl into approx. 16 slices and twist each slice. Seal the edges using a fork to press.

Twist each slice and continue until all slices are twisted.

Seal the edges using a fork to press. Brush the bread with eggwash. Let it rise for approx. 1/2 hour and bake in the oven at 350F for approx. 1/2 hour.

What is your favorite bread filling or spread? Let me know in the comments!
xoxo,
Karen Grete and Heidi


*how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)

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HVIDKÅLSSUPPE - Cabbage Soup

This is our Danish version of Cabbage Soup! Healthy & Good! What to eat with Cabbage Soup? Traditionally, we serve cabbage soup with pork, a slice of rye bread and mustard. 
 Ingredients:
  • 2 lb of pork shank (or piece of beef)
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 whole peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp. salt
  • 1 onion (or top of leak)
  • 1 bunch of celery leaves
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1/2 head of white cabbage
  • 1 small celeriac
  • 1 large onion or 2-3 leeks sliced
  • 2-3 carrots
  • 3-4 potatoes


Instruction:
In a large pot place the meat covered with water and bring to a boil.  Remove foam from soup, add peppercorns, salt, onion, celery leaves, bayleaf, and parsley.  Let it cook on low heat, covered for about two hours.

Prepare the vegetable, slice the cabbage, peel and cut the celeriac in cubes, slice the onion (or leek), peel carrots and potatoes and cut them into cubes. Remove the soup from the heat and remove fat. Bring the soup to a boil and add the prepared vegetables. Let it cook for 15-20 min. or till everything is tender. Add salt and pepper according to taste.

Remove the meat from the soup and serve it sliced on a separate plate with mustard and rye bread.

*how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)

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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Æbleflæsk - Apple bacon


Æbleflæsk - Apple Pork

Per person:
  • 1 apple
  • 3 slices of bacon, chopped
  • pinch of sugar

Serve with rye bread and a side salad

Cut apple into quarters, Peal the apple, remove the core and cut it into wedges. 

Fry the bacon in the frying pan.  Remove the bacon  from the pan when crisp and add the apple pieces.  Cook apples till soft in the bacon fat. Return the bacon to the pan, mix it  with the apples and sprinkle with a little sugar. 

Optional: Add a small sliced onion and fry it with the apples. 

Serve with rye bread and a side salad.


*how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)

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Grydestegt kylling med persille - Chicken stuffed with Parsley & Homemade Chicken Gravy

Chicken Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 large bunch of fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1-2 tablespoons of butter
  • Chicken stock

Gravy Ingredients
  • Juices from the chicken
  • 2-3 tblsp flour and 1/2 a cup of milk mixed
  • Salt and pepper
Chicken Preparation
Prepare Potatoes.  Cook the Potatoes in salted water.

Clean and rinse the chicken inside and outside. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper inside and outside.  Stuff the chicken with a large bunch of parsley. Melt the butter in a large pot and brown the chicken on all sides. Add chicken stock to the pot and let the chicken cook for approx. 1 hour and save the water for the sauce.

Just before serving carve the chicken.

Chicken Gravy Preparation:
Thicken the chicken juices with a mixture of  1/2 cup of milk and  2-3 tblsp of flour.  Add a sprinkle of sugar (to enhance the flavor), and salt and pepper to the sauce.

Serve the chicken with new, boiled potatoes, gravy and homemade cucumber salad and your choice of vegetable. 

*how to make Danish Christmas rice pudding with cherry sauce dessert recipe (Risalamande med kirsebærsauce)

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Nutella Hotchocolate with Hazelnut Liqueur


Do you love hot chocolate? If you don’t happen to have any cocoa, not to worry! Nutella hot chocolate is a delicious alternative and easy to make!  Try it on a cold and wintry day and have a treat!


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 to 2 cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of Nutella
  • 1 teaspoon of hazelnut liqueur, such as Frangelico (optional)
  • Garnish: whipped topping, cocoa powder, mint leaves
Rimming Glass Ingredients:

  • Nutella
  • chopped hazelnuts
Kitchen Utensils:

  • medium pot
  • measuring cup and spoons
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 large mug
  • 2 small plates
Rimming the glass
This is super easy to do and will really make your drink presentation sparkle.   Rimming a glass can add an extra decorative touch and an additional flavor to your drink. You can prepare rimming the glass in advance. We suggest to serve the Nutella hot chocolate in a clear glass or mug. Have the rimmed glass in the refrigerator until you are ready to use. 

  1. Place Nutella on one plate and chopped hazelnuts on the other plate.  You want to cover the small plates just enough to use for rimming. (see video)
  2. Turn the clear glass upside down. Hold the clear glass parallel to the table.
  3. Dip the clear glass rim onto the Nutella and give it a good twist
  4. Next, dip the rim onto the chopped hazelnuts.  Slowly turn the glass so that only the outer edge is covered.
  5. Place the glass in a refrigerator or freezer so the Nutella will harden and the hazelnuts stick firmly.
Drink Preparation
 
1.   In a medium saucepan over medium heat milk and Nutella
2.   Whisk continuously over low medium heat until smooth
3.   Remove from heat once the mixture begins to bubble at edges, about 3 minutes
4.   Optionally add one teaspoon of the hazelnut liqueur or to taste.
5.   Be sure to taste it to see if you need to add anything too. 
6.   Pour into your prepared mug and top with a dollop of whipped cream.
7.   Sprinkle garnishes over the top of the whipped cream such as chopped hazelnuts
8.   It's a good idea to serve with the stirring teaspoon in case there is anything delicious to scoop up from the drink!

We hope you enjoyed our recipe and video.  Nutella hot chocolate is great after coming in from the cold or to have as a treat!  Please let us know if you have any Nutella recipe requests!


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