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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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I looove potato pancakes, but for many years I have found it difficult to be completely happy with the ones I made. Either they were burned on the outside, or they were raw on the inside. But I finally found a trick that was necessary for complete success. every time.
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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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Video Recipe - The butter you buy has had all the flavor washed out to improve durability. You do not need to do that with the home-made version, and therefore it tastes much better than the butter you can buy. It is also pretty easy to make your own butter, so why not try it the next time there's a party? Here is also a few extra recipes and tricks about butter.
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Video Recipe - Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts. Unfortunately, it requires large amounts of mascarpone. It is a cream cheese that costs an arm and a leg here in Denmark. And a kidney. Fortunately, it is one of the easiest cheeses to make yourself, and it requires only two ingredients.
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It is not as well known as the classic chicken stock, but it is just as usable, faster to make, and good to have in ones arsenal. Especially if you have vegetarian friends.
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Video Recipe - It is a LOT of fun to make your own cheese and it's actually pretty easy. It does takes a little bit of utensils and ingredients that you don't normally have, but they are easy to obtain and it is definitely worth the effort. The funny thing is that all the cheeses we know have the same basic recipe. Just small changes in how you follow the recipe gives the different cheeses. So if you can make a kind of cheese you can actually make them all. Feta cheese is one of the easiest and fastest. And you don't have to wait a month before it can be eaten. Therefore, it is an ideal starting cheese.
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Video recipe - whew ... nuts are expensive. But this bread has still, in a short amount of time, become one of my favorite recipes. A bread which is made entirely from nuts, grains, seeds, eggs and oil. Everybody likes it. It is particularly good for cheese, charcuterie, Pâtés, etc. But it is also good with "ordinary" spreads. Or as a snack if you cut it into thin slices and roast it in a pan with a little butter.
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Video Recipe - A simple dish that is always popular in Denmark. I have had this dish at more parties than I care to remember. And I still love it. But then again. Potatoes in thin slices, bacon, cream, cheese and spices. How could it be wrong?
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I'm not much for eggplant. It's like a dry and boring version of the cucumber. Which is already the world's most boring vegetable. But if the eggplant is cooked just right, it can be really delicious in both taste and texture. Eggplant puré is one of the "good" cooking methods. Here are two different versions from both the Mediterranean and Asia. With some variations on top.
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Video Recipe - The classic home copy of the baker truffles and rum balls. I do not like the almond extract that is traditionally used. So I use a little marzipan instead. And yes. That is grandmother Marie from the family who gave her name to the recipe. She most likely has the recipe from some womens magazine. But I do not want to dig too much into that. It is much more pleasant to live with the illusion that it has just magically been passed along by the generations.
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One of my favorite sausage recipes. It is actually good enough that you can serve it to guests, instead of the other kinds of "fine" meat. It is a dark and powerful tasting sausage.
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Video Recipe - Typically we fry a leg of lamb whole. Because it's the easiest to do. But a really good trick is to debone and butterfly it. You can cook it a lot faster then. The flattened shape also gives more room for a browned surface. You will also get more of that smoky barbecued flavor all oever the meat. Or you can roll them into a meat roll with marinade inside, so you get the marinade flavor onto all of the meat.
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