Adventures in Copenhagen

Month: February, 2014

Learning all about Smørrebrød

Busy times these are between work, study and the Danish lessons I started following twice a week at Studieskolen. But there’s always time to try and taste some new food! A couple of weeks ago I went to a “Smørrebrød” course organized by the “CPH volunteers” group. It was super awesome: first we got an introduction to some history and facts about the origin and nowadays concept of smørrebrød and after we had all the ingredients to try and make 4 different types of these danish sandwiches (don’t call them like that!) ourselves.


Apparently Danes are very keen on which ingredients go together and which don’t on their slice of rugbrød. The four types we made were Karrysild (curry herrings), Eggs & Shrimps, Potatoes and Roastbeef. Some people really put all their creativity and concentration in it and made some amazing artwork. Mine tasted pretty good but I certainly couldn’t compete on an artistic level. Image

As a surprise dessert we got some Danish Æblekage, an apple crumble served with cream. We also had this dessert last Thursday at the job. Very easy and delicious!


Desserts on Thursdays

Every week on Thursday at my job, we have a dessert at our lunch buffet. Of course, a lot of Danish cakes and sweets pass by. Last week for example, we had hindærsnitter, a thin two-layer cookie/cake (not sure how to define it, it is more crunchy and thin like a cookie) with in the middle hindærmarmelade (raspberry marmalade) covered on top with sugar glazing. It is realy for the sweet-toothed as it is basically all sugar! Of course also the famous romkugler had their turn at the buffet. Another really delicious cake which I did not mention before as I only heard about it but never tried it until it was presented as the dessert is the drømmekage, literally dream cake. And oh is it dreamy! It is actually a really simple, vanilla tasting cake, but on top there is a frosting that is made of coconut, brown sugar, milk and butter: a heavenly combination on top of the soft cake.

Unfortunately I did not take any pictures, I hope they will pop up at the buffet soon again so you can have a look as well.