Its already 3 done and the fourth day begins with Letter D. As you all know am doing a month long marathon with our Bm members on world cuisine as our theme here is the letter D country. For D I just chose randomly Danish Becoz I have made danish pastry in our school but I didn't have time to make it for this country as you might be knowing Breads and pastries always need patience . So I just opted for a quick and easy to make Two desserts from the country which is know for its desserts .
Danish cuisine is generally from denmark which known for its huge Milk producing country , am just recalling my social studies lesson :P Its really important for us to know about some facts of the country before try its cuisine I believe so will share what I have read.The open sandwich is the basic and usual lunch had here and is the nationality special.People from denmark are called Danes they have 3 meal a day breakfast , lunch and dinner as we do too.
They also have snack in between in the late evening. Unlike the other countries like afghan I have mentioned before here in a home Mother and father both cook together every day and teach their kids to cook isn't that amazing.. As for as I know as kid My mother used to remind me daily that I have to wed and go one day and cook for the whole in law family then only she might be proud of me.. Lolz I simply disagree with her now , what more fun is there than cooking with your partner isn't it.They also have buffet table called Cold table becoz in this buffet they serve every dish cold and not much cooked.
Now coming to the recipes I picked from the country is two most important in danish tradition. Ris a la mande is rice pudding, you might say what the heck this girl is just making a Indian kheer and calling them in different names :P Lol thats not the way here this rice pudding is made totally in different way not the Indian Kheer for sure you will see. In Christmas they prepare variety of dishes to serve on the Christmas eve. Which all meats and for vegetables they have this caramelized potatoes and red cabbage for sure.Also there is a special Rice pudding which Ris a la mande on the day and served to the guests. There is also an interesting game done with pudding while adding almonds to the pudding all almonds are chopped but one almond is just put whole, whoever gets the whole almond will get a gift on the day. Traditionally cherry sauce is added for topping But I had only raspberry available in my fridge so used them up.
For the second Dish is very very simple danish pancakes . If you have apaniyaram pan you should sure try it.Who said that paniyarams are only prepared in India they do exist in other countries to in the name of Æbleskiver which the danish pancakes.When I first came to US and saw the Æbleskiver pan in Cosco I was surprised even these people make use of them then when I saw the cover in the pan I got an idea that they make pancakes with them , this was few years back.I used my paniyaram to make these pancakes and they came out super fluffy. Traditionally they are made both in all purpose flour and wheat flour I used onlt all purpose flour.These pancakes are again a christmas favourite , which are prepared befor Christmas in december , they are served with a special wine named mulled wine. You can actually fill variety of fruit in it and make stuffed Æbleskiver. So with no futher ado lets Move on to the recipe...