Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Smørrebrød - H.C. Andersen's Favorit - Hans Christian's Andersen's favorite Open-faced Sandwich

In his dairy H. C. Andersen mentioned his favorite cold cuts, and this sandwich was created accordingly to what he preferred.





Ingredients:
  • 1 slice of rye bread
  • butter
  • 4-6 slices of crisp bacon
  • 1-2 slices of liverwurst
  • slices of tomatoes
  • 1 slice of aspic (sky)
  • fresh grounded horseradish
  • chopped parsley
Instructions:
  1. First butter the rye bread.
  2. Place the slices of crisp bacon on the buttered rye bread from corner to corner.
  3. Add liverwurst to 1/2 of the bread
  4. Place slices of tomatoes (opposite) on the other 1/2 of the bread
  5. Place a slice of aspic on top of the liverwurst
  6. Add horseradish on top of the sandwich
  7. For both decoration and taste add parsley on top of the sandwich as the final touch
It's that easy! If you desire to serve this as an appetizer, slice the bread into smaller pieces. This sandwich goes great with a Danish beer too
We usually set the table with a Royal Copenhagen plate, a fork, a knife and a glass for the beer. When we have a Danish celebration, we traditionally have Danish beer and schnapps with an open-faced sandwich and say Skål frequently!

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Sky - How to Make Aspic Jelly for Danish Open-faced Sandwiches

Aspic jelly is a savory clear jelly prepared from a liquid stock, and it is chopped or cut into shapes and placed on sandwiches, but may also be used to garnish cold dishes.





 Ingredients:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1 bundle parsley
  • 2 bouillon cubes (or 2 tbsp meat extract)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp gelatin

Optional: sherry or white vine

Instructions:

  1. Boil the water with the onion, parsley and bouillon cubes till they are melted. Add soy sauce and the gelatine.  
  2. Strain and leave the aspic to cool down. 
  3. Leave it in the refrigerator till it is stiff. 
  4. Slice the aspic for the sandwich.
The aspic is used sliced on top of a variety of sandwiches, and especially on liverwurst and certain other cold cuts.

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Monday, September 1, 2014

FROZEN POPSICLES - Inspired by disney movie - Princess Elsa Ana - Easy Recipe - Ice lolly pop

We are so excited to make our first popsicle celebrating the movie Frozen. Being Scandinavian we wanted to celebrate the movie Frozen as it has many Scandinavian references such as Hans Christian Andersen, Norway.  Also we enjoyed all of the characters in the movie including Princess Elsa and Princess Anna, Prince Hans, iceman Kristoff, reindeer Sven, daydreaming snowman Olaf and of course the kingdom Arendelle.


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This is a super easy and fast DIY tutorial on how to make your very own Frozen Popsicle.  Here we show you how to make two different ways of Frozen Popsicles.
  
Ingredients:
  • Rock Candy on a Stick (clear, light blue and dark blue)
  • blue food coloring
  • blueberry sparkling water
  • (optional) nonflavored sparkling water
  • Elderflower Syrup or Lingonberry Syrup (optional)
Kitchen Utensils:
  • Popsicle molds
  • measuring cup
  • wooden spoon 
  • large bowl or towel
Here we make two easy ways to make these Frozen Popsicles

First Easy Frozen Popsicle Recipe:
  1. Measure the amount of sparkling water you need in the molds.  Next pour the sparkling water into a measuring cup.
  2. Add 1 drop of blue food coloring and mix the water. Add more if you like it a little darker. 
  3. Pour the blue clear soda into the popsicle molds. Leave about a 1/4 of an inch space for expansion.
  4. Place a clear rock candy on a stick into each mold.
  5. Put the popsicle molds into the freezer
  6. Wait for at least 4 to 6 hours to make sure popicles are completely frozen or at least until it is not sloshing around inside.
  7. To un-mold the popsicles, fill a bowl with warm water, and submerge the mold in the water for about 15-30 seconds. If the popsicles don't slide out, submerge it for a few seconds longer.   Another option is to soak a towel with warm water and wrap the popsicle molds with the warm towel until it loosens up.
  8. Enjoy the popsicle
 
Second Easy Frozen Popsicle Recipe:
  1. Pour clear soda into the popsicle molds. Leave about a 1/4 of an inch space for expansion.
  2. Place either a light blue or dark blue rock candy on a stick into each mold.
  3. Put the popsicle molds into the freezer
  4. Wait for at least 4 to 6 hours to make sure popsicles are completely frozen or at least until it is not sloshing around inside.
  5. To un-mold the popsicles, fill a bowl with warm water, and submerge the mold in the water for about 15-30 seconds. If the popsicles don't slide out, submerge it for a few seconds longer.   Another option is to soak a towel with warm water and wrap the popsicle molds with the warm towel until it loosens up.
  6. Enjoy the popsicle
These are popsicles are perfect on a hot day, birthday parties or sleep overs. Make sure you have enough time to make these.  We usually make these the night before and let these freeze over night.

Friday, August 29, 2014

How to make Mayonnaise - A Homemade Mayonnaise Recipe - Delicious for Nordic Cuisine




Ingredients:

  • 1 large egg yolk*
  • Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon
  • Optional 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grainy mustard (or other mustard)
  • 1/4 -1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil 
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil




  1. Combine egg yolk, 1/2 cup oil vegetable oil and olive oil gradually into a medium bowl. Whisk the mixture.
  2. Add lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, and 1/4 teaspoon salt into the medium bowl. Whisk until blended and bright yellow, about 30 seconds.
  3. Whisking constantly (by hand or using an electric mixer)
  4. If need be, add additional vegetable oil to yolk mixture, a few drops at a time and gradually. Whisk constantly, until mayonnaise is thick, or for about 8 minutes (mayonnaise will be lighter in color). 
  5. Cover and chill.  Can be kept for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. 

Raw egg is not recommended. To avoid the risk of salmonella infection we recommend that you use a pasteurized egg yolk or organic free-range egg yolk.

Danish Open-faced Potato Seafood Sandwich ❤️ Smørrebrød med Kartoffel, Rejer, Laks og Rogn


This delicious open sandwich is great for either lunch or dinner. 


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Ingredients:
  • 1 slice of rye bread
  • butter
  • 1 large boiled potato sliced
  • 1 slice smoked salmon
  • 7-10 shrimp (according to size)
  • cod roe
  • mayonnaise mixed with chopped chives
  • dill
  • lemon, optional
Instructions:
  1. First butter the rye bread.
  2. Place the sliced potatoes in 2 rows on the buttered rye bread.
  3. Add a slice of rolled up smoked salmon on one side
  4. Place the shrimp on other side.
  5. Add the mayonnaise in the middle
  6. Add cod roe on top of mayonnaise
  7. For both decoration and taste add dill on top of the sandwich
It's that easy! If you like a little salt and pepper, add to taste. If need you desire to serve this as an appetizer, slice the bread into smaller pieces. This sandwich goes great with a Danish beer too
We usually set the table with a Royal Copenhagen plate, a fork, a knife and a glass for the beer. When we have a Danish celebration, we traditionally have Danish beer and schnapps with an open-faced sandwich and say Skål frequently!

We hope you enjoyed the video on how to make this Smørrebrød and recipe! If you like the video, please be sure to subscribe to our YouTube Channel Scandinavian Today.  Our channel has videos including


Our Scandinavian recipes including Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish are on http://scandinavtoday.blogspot.com/

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