Saturday, December 13, 2014

Danish Apple Cake - Herregårdsæblekage

Do you love apple desserts?  This is a delicious Danish apple cake recipe! Our family and friends loves this cake recipe.  We hope you will enjoy it too!






Ingredients:
  • 13 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 oz sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tblsp cream

Filling
  • 2 lb apples (approx. 5 large)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cups almonds, chopped
 Topping (Remonce)
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
Garnish (optional)
  • 2 cups whipped cream
Directions:

  1. Combine the butter with the flour, add salt, sugar, egg and cream.
  2. Let the dough rest in fridge for 1 hour or more before the dough is rolled out in 1/4" thickness.
  3. Cut the dough into two round cakes- the size of the springform.
  4. The one cake is for the bottom, and the other for the lid, the rest of the dough is for the sides of the springform.
  5. Peel the apples and cut into thin slices.
  6. Layer into the cake-pan and sprinkle with sugar, raisins and chopped almonds.
  7. Add the"lid" and press the edges well together.
  8. Combine the topping, and stir until white.
  9. Spread the topping over the"lid" and puncture the dough with a fork.
  10. Bake in a 375F degree oven for approx. 1 hour.
  11. Serve lukewarm with cold whip cream.


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Brune kager - Brown Cookies - Christmas cookies



Do you celebrate Advents each Sunday in December?  These cookies are our family favorite to have during Advents. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter or 16 tblsp   
  • 3 1/2 cups sifted flour 
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt




Directions:

  1. Combine molasses, brown sugar and butter in a pot.
  2. Heat and cook 4 minutes then cool to lukewarm.
  3. Mix the flour with the rest of the ingredients and stir 1 cup of it into the pot.
  4. Stir in remaining flour.
  5. Roll out on a lightly floured surface approx. 1/8 inch thick or thinner.
  6. Cut out with cookie cutters.
  7. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Optional place an almond in the center of each cookie.
  8. Bake at 375 F for about 5 minutes.
  9. Watch closely so they don't burn
 
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

FROZEN Blue Velvet Kit-Kat Cake with Peppermint Pieces - Inspired by Disney Movie

Here we show you how to make a FROZEN Kit-Kat cake. Super easy and fun ingredients Using yummy ingredients such as Kit Kat's and Peppermint Pieces 
Delicious combination of cool, refreshing peppermint, white chocolate Kit-Kat's and a blue velvet cake.  YUM!



Ingredients to Make the Frozen Kit-Kat Cake
  • One 8-inch blue velvet layer cake (your favorite recipe)
  • 2-1/2 cups cream cheese frosting (ready to spread or homemade)
  • 11 KAT Bars (2 packs of 6 full size white KitKats)
  • 2 cups of peppermint blue- white pieces
  • 1 cup of chopped peppermint pieces
 Utensils:
  • Spatula
  • Butter Knife
  • Cardboard and aluminum foil to make cake board.
  • Scissors 
  • Festive bow or other decorations. Ribbon long enough to tie around the cake.  Your choice of color but i used the same blue as in the peppermint pieces
Directions:
  1. Prepare your favorite blue velvet cake recipe or desired flavor
  2. While the cake is baking make your favorite cream cheese frosting.
  3. Next carefully break KIT KAT Bar in half so it is a set of 2 sticks along the natural breaking points.
  4. Once the cake is baked and cooled we are ready to frost the cake
  5. You can slice the cake in half or in thirds if desired. 
  6. Then place the cake either on a cake board or a cake plate with enough room around the edge will be just fine. 
  7. Place about 1 tablespoon of frosting in the center of the board and set the cake round on top of it.  
  8. Place the frosting in the center of the cake and spread evenly out to the edges.
  9. Then sprinkle chopped peppermint pieces on top of the frosting.
  10. Repeat #8 and #9 same steps if you have additional layers of cake.
  11. Next use the remaining frosting to frost the sides of the cake. 
  12. Arrange kit kats along the outside of the cake.  Take sections of 2 (attached) sticks and line these up as close as you can. Press the kit kat’s against the cake. The frosting is the glue.
  13. Next fill the top layer of the frosted cake with peppermint pieces.  The frosting is the glue.  Also the Kit kats will hold the peppermint pieces too.
  14. An option is to tie a ribbon around outside of cake. Pull the ribbon slightly tight to keep the Kit Kat bars in place. 
  15. Place the kit kat cake in the refrigerator until when ready to serve.  You want the frosting to harden so the kit kat are on securely when you are ready to serve the cake. 
  16. When ready to serve slice the cake at every two Kit Kat bars. 
 Serve the peppermint blue velvet Kit Kat cake to your next Frozen party!


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Jule brød - Danish Christmas Bread Wreath Recipe

Do you love Christmas bread?  This is a delicious Christmas bread recipe! God Jul!


 Ingredients
  • 1 pkg yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup warm milk
  • 4 oz raisins
  • 4 oz fruitcake mix
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp freshly grated lemon (orange zest is optional)
  • egg wash
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon and sugar mixture
  • Candied cherries
  • 1 cup powedered sugar mixed with 2 tbsp water
  • bake at 425F for approx. 25-30 min.
Directions:
  1. Mix flour with, salt, sugar, fruitcake mix, almonds, cardamom, lemon peal, raisins.  
  2. Dissolve yeast in the warm milk and add a approx. 1 tsp sugar. After 10 min add the melted butter and the egg to the yeast mixture and finally pour it over the flour mixture.  
  3. Knead the flour for several minutes and leave it covered for approx. 45 min. Punch down and cut the dough into four parts. 
  4. Roll out each part into a long roll and braid the four rolls.  
  5. Shape it into a wreath.  
  6. Brush egg wash on the wreath and sprinkle it with cinnamon sugar mixture, add the cherries and leave it to raise for approx. 45-60 min. 
  7. Bake the wreath in the oven at 425F for approx. 25-35 min or until golden brown. 
  8. Finally add the sugar glaze.
  9. Serve the bread with butter.

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How To Make Kale Chips! Two Easy Kale Chip Recipes! Grønkålschips

Here we show you to different easy Kale Chip Recipes! Perfect as a year round snack and to serve at your parties!




Ingredients:
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 2 tblsp oil
  • 1 tblsp salt or 1 tblsp soy sauce


Kitchen Utensils:
  • 1 large bowl
  • 2 lined baking sheets

                                         
Instruction:
  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner/paper towel. 
  3. Add kale leaves into a large bowl.  Drizzle kale with olive oil and massage in the oil until all the nooks and crannies are coated in oil. Sprinkle with seasoning salt or soy sauce.
  4. Spread out the kale onto the prepared baking sheet into a single layer, being sure not to overcrowd the kale
  5. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, approx. 15 minutes.

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