Category: Traditional Danish Dish

Pebernødder (peppernuts)

A traditional Danish (and German) Christmas cookie that dates back at least to the renaissance. This is not the old recipe though but the modern one we tend to bake for Christmas in my family. This is a large portion, but you can make a smaller portion if you really want to.

Oatmeal klatkager

Pancakes made from oatmeal or similar porridge. A leftover dish that is perfect for breakfast or as a snack in the afternoon.

Serve them with cheese, fruit or jam.

Fresh buttermilk cheese

A soft fresh cheese made from buttermilk, seasoned with herbs. In Danish it is called “knapost” and is a traditional cottage cheese.

Layers for the layered cakes

For danish layered cakes the layers needs to be quite thin – around 1 cm high at the most, unlike most American layered cakes. This means that you properly need to make the layers your self, if the store don’t sell any layers that thin.