Jew cakes

Jew cakes are named Jew cakes as a nod towards the Jewish bakers who taught Danish bakers to use new spices in their baking in the 1700’s. The original recipe for Jew cakes is from somewhere around 1850. Bakers please note that these cookies are soft when hot out the oven and will only harden [...]

Homemade gifts

Giving homemade gifts can be such a treat, but coming up with ones that doesn’t take forever can be so hard. So to help all the creative people who’ve run out of ideas I’m making a list. The list is gonna contain gifts that can be made with or by kids, gifts to fit under [...]

Specier

Probably the easiest of all the cookies, and it just crumbles and melts in your mouth. Delicious. Bakers please note that butter cookies are soft when still warm, but will harden when cold. Makes approximately 100 Ingredients: 185 grams of sugar 240 grams of flour 60 grams of confection sugar Instructions: Cut the butter into [...]

Christmas food

Christmas is all about good, comfy, feel good food. For me December is all about the warm feel of stews, cabbage salads and potatoes... who doesn’t love potatoes? In Denmark we have a lot of traditional Christmas foods eaten all through December. A lot of our food revolves around meat, especially pork (we’re pig country) [...]

Coffee bread

Ingredients: 125 grams of butter240 grams of flour85 grams of sugar1 teaspoon of lemon zest1 teaspoon of cardamom3/4 teaspoon of baking powder1 egg Instructions: Cut the butter and mix with the flour.Mix sugar, lemon zest, spices, baking powder, and add to the butter and flour mixture.Add the egg and mix the dough.Roll the dough into [...]

Lemon cookies

Please note that these cookies are soft when hot and will only harden once cold. Makes approximately 50 Ingredients: 125 grams of flour125 grams of sugar1 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest125 grams soft butter1 egg yolk1 tablespoon lemon juice Instructions: Mix flour, sugar and lemon zest in a bowl. Add the butter, egg yolk, and [...]

Christmas sweaters

I love winter and the fact that I can wear thick lovely sweaters. And what is better than thick christmassy sweaters? This year I was lucky to find some last year sweaters and I got them for next to nothing. And I don’t know about you but I don’t care about what year the sweater [...]