Posted in Other, tagged agurkesalat, anniversary, cake balls, cucumber salat, florentine, fruit, kiksekage, Koldskål, napoleon, pepernødder, ris a la mande, risengrød, tart on May 3, 2011 |
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Happy Blogaversary to me! May 1st marked the One Year Anniversary for My Danish Kitchen and it’s hard to believe how fast it went by. 84 posts and 778 comments later I can honestly say that this has been an incredible ride. The biggest surprise has without a doubt been, that I did not expect to be making so many new friends, not to mention, all the very kind comments that people has left on the various posts. Thank you for your kindness.
I was looking at my Stats to see which posts got the most views. They all pleased me, but one surprised me. My Danish Agurkesalat - Cucumber Salad came in as #2, really ? It’s wonderfully refreshing, crunchy and delicious, don’t get me wrong, but it surprised me that it was a salad that was the second most viewed food on My Danish Kitchen. If I would have guessed on which food got the most views I would have guessed Koldskål since it seemed to get a lot of Buzz at the time and it is such a unique dish. Now that I see it was the Cake Balls that came in as #1, I am not surprised because they were indeed super-duper delicious and I was also so pleased to see the Danish Kiksekage being high on the list, since it is one of my favorites. Actually, they are all my favorites! In any case, here are the Top 10 posts from My Danish Kitchen from my first year of blogging.
#1 Red Velvet Cake Ball
#2 Agurkesalat – Cucumber Salad
#4 Kiksekage - Chocolate Bisquit Cake
#5 Ris a la mande
#6 Florentine Cookies
#7 Napoleon Hats
#10 Fruit Tart
My Danish Kitchen
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Posted in Danish, Dessert, tagged amaretto, biscuits, cake, chocolate, Danish, danish tea party, denmark, dessert, kiksekage, whipped cream on May 23, 2010 |
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This is another cake from my childhood. I actually don’t think I’ve had this cake more than a few times but it definitely made an impression on me. It’s creamy, chocolaty and a very rich dessert. Serve it with a dollop of Amaretto Whipped Cream and it’s like a piece of heaven. It use to be made with a type of Crisco and egg which doesn’t sound too good to me, considering it’s a no bake cake, but then I came across this recipe from a Danish web site called madgal.dk and I’m so glad I tried it. It’s just like I remember it! This was one of the desserts I served for my Danish Tea Party and also for my Mother In-law Mary Helen for Mother’s Day and just about the entire cake disappeared. Trust me on this one, it is delicious.
Topped with Amaretto Whipped Cream
8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate (227 grams)
1 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream (10 oz. or 295 ml)
3/4 cup confectioners sugar (3 oz. or 85 grams)
7 tbsp butter (3.5 oz. or 100 grams)
7 oz butter biscuits (ex. Leibniz)
Line a 9 x 5 in. loaf pan with parchment paper by placing one big piece of paper across bottom and long sides and cut two smaller pieces of paper for the ends of the pan. Chop chocolate into small pieces and place in a bowl. Pour whipping cream and confectioners sugar in to a small cooking pot, stirring occasionally bring to a simmer. Slowly pour the hot cream mixture over the chopped chocolate. Stir the mixture until shiny and smooth. Let cool for 5 minutes. Cut butter into small pieces and add to chocolate mix, stir until completely melted. Place mixture in refrigerator for 15 minutes to cool. Cover bottom of loaf pan with chocolate, then place a layer of biscuits, repeat chocolate, biscuit, ending with a layer of chocolate. Cover the top of chocolate with cling wrap and place in refrigerator overnight. The following day gently and slowly lift the cake out of the form. Invert cake onto a plate and slowly peel off parchment paper. Decorate the top of cake with your choice of topping and enjoy.
Amaretto Whipped Cream
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp powdered sugar
2 tbsp Amaretto liqueur
In a small bowl combine whipping cream, powdered sugar and Amaretto. Whisk until desired consistency. Serve with Kiksekage.
Line pan with one long piece of parchment paper and two smaller ones for the ends so cake can be lifted out of pan once set.
Make sure chocolate comes up along all edges of biscuits
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