Danish

Scrambled omelet in case you’re tired of the usual one

Tonight I had the house to myself, and that called for a late dinner. Lately I’ve been writing down ideas for recipes that I want to try. This time I decided to make what I call a scrambled potato and apple omelet topped with sautéed spinach, orange zest and licorice powder, and it was really good. I had intended to “sprinkle” feta cheese over it, when it was finished cooking, but I forgot to buy it, so yeah… It was good anyway.

What you need for 1:

  • 2 big handful of fresh spinach (You can use frozen too, but I prefer my fresh vegetables)
  • 1-2 clove of garlic depending on the size
  • 2 potatoes
  • 1/2 apple
  • A bit of orange zest to sprinkle
  • Licorice powder (can be left out, but it’s wonderful)
  • 1 big egg
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Butter for the pan

Start by peeling both potatoes and apple and thinly slice it afterwards. Butter and heat up a pan and roast the potatoes for about 5 minutes or until golden (take off when done). While roasting, wash spinach and heat up a saucepan with butter and garlic and then sauté the spinach. Mix egg, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl on the side. Then place both apples and potatoes in the pan and pour over the egg batter. Fry on high heat for 2-3 minutes before lowering the heat, so the egg won’t burn. Then you start “scrambling” – turn the omelet in several pieces, so it all mixed. When it’s done cooking place the omelet on a place and top with the spinach, orange zest and just a little bit of licorice powder as well as feta cheese, if you remembered it at the store haha 🙂

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Until next time

Eggs for a good morning

Yesterday I read this article about how a lot of women – single and married – don’t know how to make a simple scrambled egg. That is a total disaster to me. Eggs are one of the easiest things to make as soon as you get a hold of it. 

What you need for about 3 people:

  • 5 normal size eggs
  • Preferably milk – this is only if you’re on a saving plan or if you want to have a creamier and softer result. 
  • Preferably meat and vegetables 
    – I love smoked salmon or small pieces of cooked ham
    – Of vegetables I would use red pepper, green onion and maybe spinach, but you can use whatever you want. 
  • Spices – salt and pepper, maybe paprika (adding paprika makes the egg look dirty, so if you want it to have that egg white/yellow color, don’t add paprika). 

You start by heating up a pan with a bit of fat – I would use a nonstick oil spray, but you can use butter as well – just be careful so it won’t burn. Also DO NOT use olive oil as it doesn’t go well with high temperatures on a pan. 

While heating the pan get a bowl ready and crack the eggs into the bowl – NOT the pan. Cracking them on the pan will make them fry rather than cook. Whisk the egg together in the bowl and add your spices – only add salt if you’re not adding meat, as it will add plenty of salt.  When whisking the spices into the bowl – add sliced meat and vegetables. I prefer small pieces, so it will be mouth fit rather than having to cut out the pieces on the plate. 

When you’ve mixed all ingredients, pour the mixture onto the pan and let it heat for just a little while. Start by scrambling the eggs, but stop as soon as it starts taking form. Now you need to fold it rather than scrambling, as it keeps the egg fluffy and delicious. 

Finish result: 
For me it was along with bread with cheese and grapes (strange mix, but its actually quite good, if you don’t want bacon or sausage). 

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Salmon on creamcooked leeks and a sauce of apple/horse radish

Dear foodlovers,
I am so sorry that we haven’t had time to post in the past month or so. But as I promised earlier on, I was gonna give you the full course recipe for my dinner party. The last course missing is also the main course, so here we go. I decided to make a sort of comfort plate of fish and spinach pasta. It turned out great and everyone loved it.

What you need:

  • Lemon juice
  • Parsley
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 dl heavy cream (0.9 cups)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2-3 leeks
  • 2 apples
  • Oil or butter for frying
  • 1 dl chicken stock (possibly water and bouillon cube) (0.45 cup)
  • Freshly scraped horse radish
  • 4 pieces of salmon – you decide the size, but I would say approximately 600 grams/21.2 oz

Fish preparations:
Spice the pieces of fish with salt and pepper and fry them in half oil/half butter on the skin side for 5-7 minutes. Then fry them shortly on the other side. If unsure that its finished, maybe cut up one piece to make sure.

Creamcooked leeks with a sauce of apples and horse radish:
Cut the leeks into pieces and blanch them for one minute in lightly salted water. Peel the onion and apples, cut them into pieces and fry them in a bit of oil for two minutes. The cream and chicken stock is then poured over and the leeks are put down in the sauce. Spice it up with horse radish, lemon juice as well as salt and pepper.

Sprinkle a bit of parsley over the finished result and serve with pasta of any kind – I used spinach pasta.

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Thats it for now, but we have a great snack and NY food pictures coming up 🙂
Until next time – enjoy November as its not there much longer (YAY christmas!!!!)

Modern Apple Pie with Cinnamon Ice Cream

First of all I would like to apologize for not posting for a while. We have both been so busy that we almost forgot about it all. But theres no need for worry! We’re back and everything is great. I think that I promised to post the three course dinner recipe that I talked about last time.. Normally I would be posting the main course now, since we had the appetizer last week……………BUT you’ve waited so long that you deserve a dessert! So here we go.

I’ve always been the biggest fan of apples, and to be more specific: Apple pies. I cant think of anything better than that. So for my dinner party a couple of weeks ago, I wanted to make an apple pie with a twist. Therefore I found this AMAZING recipe served with homemade Cinnamon Ice Cream. That is why, you need to go to your kitchen right now and start following this recipe.

Recipe for 4 persons
What you need:

Cinnamon Ice Cream

  • 30 g pasturized egg yolks (1 oz)
  • 40 g sugar (1.4 oz)
  • 2 dl heavy cream (0.85 cups)
  • About 2 tsp. cinnamon

Apple Pie

  • 1/2 vanilla pod
  • 75 g sugar (2.65 oz)
  • 50 g flour (1.75 oz)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 50 g butter (1.75 oz)
  • 1 big apple
  • Oil to spray the forms

Caramel fantasies

  • 75 g icing sugar (2.65 oz)
  • 5-7 unsalted pistachio nuts

Cinnamon Ice Cream:
Start by whipping egg yolk and sugar together to form a thick egg schnapps – be sure that its not to thin, because then it wont blend well with the other ingredients. Now whip the heavy cream to light foam and turn those two thing together carefully – DO NOT mix or stir!! When done, find your ice cream forms – They need to be around 4 cm (1.6 inches) high and wide. Fill only a little and then sprinkle with cinnamon – Continue to do so with every form until you’ve used the entire mix. Finish with cinnamon sprinkles on top of them all as well. But them in the freezer for at least 3 hours and preferably more.
I dont have all those fancy things at home such as forms, so I used small plastic cups. When you need to get the ice cream out, boil some water, put the cup in (making sure the water wont touch the ice) for a couple of second and then whip it out on a cutting board.

Apple Pies:
Cut the vanilla pod in two halves the long way down and scrape out the grains with a tiny knife. Mash them with a bit of sugar, so that they separate easily. Mix together vanilla, sugar, flour and cinnamon. Whip the egg in and mix it well. Add melted (and properly cool) butter and whip so that the batter is homogenous. Peel the apple and cut it in tiny squares – Then mix it with the other ingredients. Fill the batter in small muffin forms. Be sure not to overfill them – bake an extra if theres too much, because that you wont regret.

Bake them at 180° Celsius (355° F) until they’re golden – about 20 minutes.

Caramel fantasies:
Start by chopping the pistachio nuts. Melt the icing sugar into golden caramel. This is really, really hard – make sure to keep stirring, so it wont burn. When its done, take out a baking sheet and drawn caramel ornaments on it. Now dont make them too thick or too thin – they easily break. Draw around six, so that you have enough if it goes wrong. Sprinkle them with nuts as soon as you made one or the caramel might harden.

Okay so that was it 🙂 Its a very long recipe and it might sound hard, but it really is simple and doesn’t take much time. Its incredibly delicious and looks like it too.

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Until next time… Don’t give up, because we know you can do it!

Post by Nicoline

Danish “Flødeboller”

This danish ”flødeboller” as we call them here in Denmark, are just so delicious. If you translate it directly it’s “Cream balls”. If you never have tasted them, you must do – soon! It’s a little “ball”, with a bottom which you spray this suckercream on, and then cover them with chocolate! It’s just great, and they are funny to create!

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I got the inspiration from yesterday, while seeing this television show called ”The big baking fight”, where the competitors are challenged to make this tasty flødeboller. It looks so good, and then I thought that I must try it, too. So today I went to the kitchen and pitch in!

I chose to make hazelnut macaroons as bottoms because it tastes lovely and there’s bite in it, but if you like, you can use marzipan or a regular biscuits instead.

For the hazelnut macaroons you will need:

  • 200 g Hazelnuts (7 oz)
  • 200 g sugar (7 oz)
  • 100 g egg white (3,5 oz)

Preheat the oven at 180 C (350 F) . Blend hazelnuts and sucker together until it’s fine-ground. Add the egg white and stir. Put the blend into a icing back and squire it out in suitable rounds. Bag the bottom in the oven in about 15 minutes until they are golden. Cool down.

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Now it’s Cream-time (psst, actually theirs no cream in!) Here you will need:

  • ½ dl Water ( 0.2 cup)
  • 150 g sugar ( 5.3 oz)
  • 80 g glucose syrup (2.8 oz)
  • 100 g egg white ( 3.5 oz)
  • 2 table sp. sugar

Start to measure Sugar, water and glucose syrup in a caseroll. Head it up until it reachs 117 decrease C. While waiting for the mass to boil, stir egg white and 2 tablespoons sugar together until it’s all stiff. When the sugar mass has the right temperature, you have to cool it down before you slowly tip it into the egg white while whipping. Whip it 5-10 minutes. Now put the mass in an icing bag and squirt it out in suitable tops on the cold bottoms. Let the “balls” rest in about 2 hours until the foam doesn’t stick to your finger while touching it.

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Chokotime!:

  • 300 g dark Chocolate (70-80 %) (10.5 oz)

Temperat the chocolate and cover the creamballs. There’s many ways to do this. 1) Dip them. 2) Bake the balls (without chocolate in 10 minut, 175 C), and then gently brush the chocolate on. 3) Put a cream ball on a grating and tip the chocolate over – that what I did, and it pretty simple and the result is good, because it’s easy to cover all of the foam and the bottom.
When the chocolate is still war, sprinkle e.v.t with hacked nuts, freeze-dry raspberries, coffee or whatever you feel for.

They only get’s better if you let them rest in a couple of hours! Injoy

Post by Vibe