White Christmas gløgg (mulled wine based on white wine):
A former colleague has shared this recipe with me. I find that mulled wine based on red wine really needs to be consumed hot in order for me to like the taste. Whereas mulled wine based on white wine is more refreshing in taste and therefore drinkable both warm and colder. This is my opinion, which you do not need to share. However, try once to make mulled wine based on white wine instead of the usual red wine and taste the difference.
- cloves - grounded light
- allspice - grounded light
- cardamon - grounded light
- ginger - dried - whole
- cinnamon - whole
- star anise - whole
- 1 part mixed elderflower cordial - mixed with water
- 1 part apple juice - NOT from concentrate
- 1 part white wine
Place the mix cold night over.
Add the white wine. If you would like to have a "strong" mulled wine you should also add some aquavit without flavour (Brøndum snaps) or vodka.
Heat up to you see "steam" evaporating, the mulled wine should NOT boil, as you will loose the alcohol.
Drink and enjoy
Ris à l´amande (Traditional Danish rice pudding with warm cherry sauce) - 4 persons:
In December Ris à l´amande is THE Christmas dessert in Denmark. And the majority of Danes will have their own very, very specific tradition on how the "fight" for the whole almond should be done in order to win the almond gift. Personally I just like to eat my portion of ris à l´amande enjoying very single spoonful of it without wondering, if this spoonful contains the whole almond, so I prefer to serve ris à l´amande without THE whole almond. Now the wast majority of Danes will think, that I am strange !!!!!
Also ris à l´amande used to one of the more challenging dessert for me to make, as I normally always manage to burn the rice porridge, when it is cooking. But in 2009 I found the trick to cook rise porridge without getting the usual visit from Mikkel the Fox with his red tail. You can say, that I found "salvation" in Tupperware in form of the Easy Rice cooker :-))
- 2 dl porridge rice
- 6 dl water
- 2 dl milk
- ½ vanilla pod
- 1-2 tabelspoon sugar
- almond split from 10 almonds without skin
- 2-2½ dl dairy whipping cream - 38% fat
- cherry sauce
Take the EasyRice cooker out of the microwave oven.
Mix the warm milk with the rice in the EasyRice cooker and leave it for 10 minute. Also add sugar.
After 10 minutes cold down the rice porridge.
Meanwhile whipped the cream.
Mix cold rice porridge, almond splits and cream together, gentle mixing.
Heat up the cherry sauce.
If you are whole almond believer do NOT forget to mix in this almond or you will be in big trouble with your family and guests.
Serve and enjoy
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