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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.

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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!

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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.