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25 Jan 2010

New Year’s Eve 2009

Okay, so I’ve had this amazing New Year’s post planned for quite some time now where I finally give you the recipe for the traditional Danish New Year’s kage “Kransekage” (above left and partly on the right too) that I’ve shown you only in the shape of a picture for the last two years. But then January happened and I’ve done nothing about it so far. That’s why I’m giving you, my supposed readers, the chance to interact and change the course of history.

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5 Jan 2009

This Year’s Model (well, last year’s, really)

Just to show you how a “kransekage” looks, when it hasn’t been on the floor…(compare to previous New Year’s eve-post here).

And while I’m at it: Happy New Year and welcome to 2009! Hopefully it’ll be a year filled with heavenly mouthfuls.

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18 Jan 2011

Tasty Tuesday – Half a Meal at Era Ora

Well that’s a big understatement. In terms of sweets and good company it was right up there with the Sunday roast. Here’s what transformed a dull weekday into a drunken pleasure.

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22 Jun 2010

Danish Delights: Kransekage (only 4 more posts to go)

Whenever I categorise a post as a “Danish Delight”, it’s more of an intuitive thing than an actual proven fact. It’s just this feeling that these recipes have something very Danish about them and that they are rarely seen in other countries (but maybe not “never”, seeing as I haven’t been to every single bakery in the world). On top of that there are the endless traditions and memories attached to the enjoyment of these delights. Such as this “Kransekage”, that I have written about before here, only in the more festive New Year’s Eve version (it’s all in the fancy shape).

As you can see from the three posts in the link, I have never fully mastered the art of the perfect icing, but when I saw the Danish tv-show called “Det søde liv“, I had to give it another go. Now, if you look at the icing, it’s almost uncannily white and incandescent. Toothpaste couldn’t have made a whiter result and it’s all in one tiny detail: The beating.

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6 Feb 2008

What a Blast!

After having toiled over this architectural masterpiece of a “kransekage” (traditional Danish marzipan cake for new year’s) I applied the icing with slapdash precision and rushed off.

On the metro I nearly strained an unmentionable muscle or two trying to rescue the sucker from certain doom. Lo and behold if it didn’t make it in one piece to the party only to be knocked off the table shortly before this picture was taken.

At least now I know why we chose to make these sturdy fellows for an alcohol infested evening such as this… Happy new year people!

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