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Sweet Danish Christmas Treats

The Danish Christmas cuisine is something that everyone should experience! During the long winter in Denmark, the cosy Christmas traditions and all the sweet treats are well-deserved and longed for. Ginger, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves are the key spices to a whole world of delicious Christmas biscuits – “Peberkage”, “Jødekage” and “Klejne”, just to name a few.

A soft alternative to the crispy, spicy biscuits are “Æbleskiver” – apple slices, directly translated. The little delicacy is round as an apple and similar to pancake dough. It is typically served with icing sugar and jam – as well as a warm cup of “Gløgg”; a mix of wine, almonds, raisins and spices.

For the extra sweet tooth, we have our own kind of homemade Christmas sweets: “konfekt”. Like little pieces of art, each is made individually of nougat, nuts and marzipan put together and often decorated with chocolate buttons or similar.


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