Learning all about Smørrebrød

by Milou

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!