When you make a salad at home, it has a tendency to end up as Iceberg salad with tomato, cucumber and onion. Fortunately, there are a lot of simple and very good French classics to be inspired by.
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Isn't it enough to just bake potatoes once? well sure, if they just have to be tender, but if you also want them to taste great, rebaked potatoes just have a bit more oomph. You simply take a baked potato and bake it gratinated/au gratin. Which you can do close to when they have to be done. They can also be made a day in advance without loosing any flavor, so they are excellent for guests.
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Video Recipe - My favorite cake when it comes to danish pastry is the "Spandauer", or as they are known abroad "A Danish". This is how you can make them at home.
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You have probably also had that experience. When you think that you have bought a great cookbook, and you eagerly page through it. Only to find out that it contains only one single recipe you like, but which turns out to actually be a *really* great recipe. The cookbook with the recipe for onion soup is the perfect example of this for me :-) So now that I have written the recipe here on the site, I can finally get rid of that cookbook.
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Slowly fermented bread. The best bread I have ever encountered is amusingly enough also one of the simplest to bake. It doesn't require kneading and only very little handling. Usually less than 10 minutes. The only drawback is that it has to ferment for a long time, so the process can be difficult to get into a working day.
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Video Recipe - A Muffin is a delicious simple and flexible cake. If you know the "muffin method", and the simple basic recipe, you can easily create and mix up your own recipes. So here is a thorough explanation of how the muffin is "constructed", and why.
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Regardless of how you make a pizza dough, or which topping you want to put on it, the pizza has to be shaped and baked. Here I try to describe the best techniques behind that.
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A condiment that can be stirred into sauces, stuffing and gravy, and just about everything else that is creamy in texture. makes for a much milder sweeter flavor than raw garlic. Is also great for spicing when doing sous vide.
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Recipe with video - Foccacia is an italian flatbread that is in family with the pizza. But unlike the pizza foccacia is served as a sidedish. I sometime serve it at family gatherings, where it dissapers like dew in the morning sun. And I am constantly asked for the recipe. So here it is.
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Recipe with Video - A classic in the Danish bakeries. They just don't make it using butter, which is a shame!
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Hamburger patties (hakkebøf) with gravy is every Danes favorite dish. At least it is a close tie as the national dish along with the "frikadeller" meatballs. We take this dish very seriously, so I have made a very detailed explanation on how to do it "right".
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A cold creamy sauce of fresh berries. A good side dish for ice cream, cakes and fruits. It is not cooked unlike a jam, so it retains its fresh taste.
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I had to make cake for a school event for my oldest daughter Caroline. And could not bear to make that many cupcakes. I'm not always too thrilled about the usual "school cakes" we have here in Denmark. So I decided to make a cross between a triple chocolate muffins and a plain pound cake. As fate would have it, I only had drained Greek yogurt instead of the plain yogurt, That I used to have in the fridge. So I was a little skeptical. But it turned out to be one of my very best efforts. A spongy chocolate flavor that is not too sweet.
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Video recipe - Simple, quick and ... delicious. All right. In my family there is, some ambiguity about that. But for us Danes in our forties, it was one of the first "exotic" foods we got. Curry and rice. Just how foreign could food get? Well ... we are fortunately a lot wiser now, but pork meatballs in curry sauce keeps hanging on and is still a favorite. Even among some individuals in the younger generations.
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Video recipe - It is easy to make your own sourdough. Despite the fact that most people around the world have only heard about this mysterious thing called "homemade bread based on sourdough". The problem is almost always to get started. To make the sourdough. But it is not hard, and it is something we do routinely here in denmark, where most of the bread we eat is sourdough ryebread.
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Video Recipe - Eggs, for me, is one of the most fascinating cooking ingredients that exist. They are used both in the savoury and the sweet cuisine, and has been part of our diet always. They are healthy, they taste good and they are cheap. Especially for the creamy stuff eggs are indispensable. Since it is a subject that is dear to my heart, I thought I had better write an article about "eggs in soft mixtures".
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The white bread is a classic. No doubt about that. Although I have baked "No Knead/The world's best bread" for years, the French bread somehow still leaves the kitchen a lot faster when I bake that :-S So there must be something to it that other loaves simply does not have. I often use this simple and quick recipe that never fails, and does not require anything more than a conventional oven to make. It provides a finished bread in 2 hours.
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Video Recipe - A powerful snack attack is one of the worst feelings on a sunday night. Knowing there is nothing in the house and you just really feel like you *need* something delicious. Well, the cinnamon toast and the french toast is just the solution. They only use ingredients that most people have lying about, and it takes 5 minutes to make them.
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Duck stock is not often used for anything but duck sauce. Duck soup is quite unusual :-) But duck sauce is a classic, so here is a stock that is very suitable for that. In denmark it is mostly eaten around christmas eve, but it really should be eaten all year round.
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