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White Wine Sangria

White Wine Sangria With A Twist

Even though Fall is officially here we still have some wonderful warm days left here in Virginia and a White Wine Sangria is still a refreshing choice for a Saturday evening with good company. Here is my favorite Sangria! Instead of a regular glass of white wine, which can sometimes be a little strong, this Sangria is light and refreshing with a citrous touch. The White Wine Sangria is the perfect alternative, if you like me, prefer to avoid red wine and I’m confident that you’ll really enjoy it ūüôā

White Wine Sangria With A Twist (makes 8 serving)

Ingredients:

1 bottle Chardoney

1/4 cup super fine sugar (50 gram)

1 lime, sliced thin

1 lemon, sliced thin

1/2 Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced thin

1 cup apple juice

pinch of salt

12 oz seltzer water

ice cubes

Directions:

In a large pitcher combine wine and sugar, stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Add lime, lemon, apple, apple juice and salt, mix well. Refrigerate pitcher and at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours. Just before serving add seltzer and ice cubes. Enjoy!

Source: adapted from Brian Boitano

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Citronfromage

Citronfromage is a classic Danish dessert, a familiar old friend to all Danes. It can of be served any time of the year but I associate it with long summer days when the sun sets late in the evening. The mousse is a beautiful pale yellow color and it is filled with air making it a very light dessert. The tart lemon flavor is complimented with sweet whipped cream which gives it nice contrast. Make sure to serve the Citronfromage cold with a dollop of whipped cream and enjoy!

Disclaimer: this recipe is made with raw eggs, and as we all know, these days eating raw eggs is frowned upon due to a potential risk of salmonella food poisoning.  You can certainly use pasteurized eggs for this dessert but I chose to use fresh eggs lade the old fashioned way by a happy chicken. For more info on safe handling of eggs check out this FDA site, it has a lot of good information.

Citronfromage: serves 6

Ingredients:

For the Mousse:

1 tablespoon granulated gelatin

3 tablespoons cold water

3 organic lemons, juiced

1 teaspoon lemon zest

3 eggs, separated

1/3 cup superfine sugar

generous 1/3 cup heavy cream

For Serving:

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 tablespoon confectioners sugar

For Candied Lemon Zest:

1 lemon

1/3 cup superfine sugar

1/4 cup water

Directions:

To make the Mousse: Place gelatine and cold water in a heat-proof bowl and let sit for 5 minutes. Meanwhile in a small bowl, using an electrical mixer, beat the egg yolks and sugar until thick and pale in color. In the bowl of your stand-mixer with the whisk attachment (or using a large mixing bowl with clean beaters), whisk the egg whites until stiff peaks form. In another bowl beat the heavy cream until soft peaks form.

Place the bowl with the softened gelatin over small saucepan of simmering water to melt gently. Once gelatine is melted, add lemon juice and zest. While continuing to beat the egg yolks, add the gelatine/lemon mixture in a thin stream. Fold the stiff egg whites and whipped cream into the egg/gelatin mixture until smooth. Pour into individual serving dishes or a large serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to set for at least 3-4 hours.

To make Candied Lemon Zest: Using a zester, cut the peel from the lemon into long strips. Squeeze the juice from the lemon and set aside. In a small saucepan add water, sugar, lemon juice and lemon peel, bring to a boil and continue to simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the lemon strips from the hot liquid. Separate the lemon strips from each other and spread them out on a baking sheet, allow to cool.

To serve: whip the remaining 1/2 cup heavy cream with confectioners sugar until soft peaks form. Serve the lemon mousse cold with the whipped cream and candied lemon zest. Enjoy!

Citronfromage

Source: adapted from The Scandinavian Cookbook

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Citronmåne РLemon Moon Cake

First of all, I want to say Thank You to everyone for your well wishes to my husband. These last couple of weeks have indeed been trying times but I am glad to say that he is slowly getting better. It is heartwarming to see the closeness and kindness there is within the Food Blogging community and it was something that I did not expect to find when I first started my little food blog. And so, now that I am going to start doing some blogging again, it may not be quite as frequently as in the past, I am very excited to show you this Danish Citronm√•ne¬†which I translated into¬†Lemon Moon Cake. A while back I got several inquiries about this particular cake but it was not a cake that I had any particular memories¬†attached to. But I got curious and started researching different recipes. Then I came across this one and it sounded¬†very delicious, and when I made it, it did not disappoint. It is moist, lemony and very zesty. I used Danish Marzipan with 60 % Almonds and Danish Butter, but I’m sure any old butter will do just fine. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Marzipan and Danish Butter

Dough A

Dough A and Dough B combined

Ingredients:

Dough A:

125 gram marzipan (4.4 ounces)

85 g. sugar (3 oz.)

50 g. butter (1.8 oz.) (room temperature)

75 g. whole egg (2.6 oz.) (room temperature)

Dough B:

250 gram butter (8.8 oz.) (room temperature)

1 whole vanilla bean

125 g. confectioners sugar (4.4 oz.)

125 g. sugar (4.4 oz.)

150 g. whole egg (5.3 oz.) (room temperature)

100 g. egg yolks (3.5 oz.) (room temperature)

190 g. flour (6.7 oz.)

65 g. corn starch (2.3 oz.)

1 organic lemon ( zest and juice)

Lemon glaze:

150 g. confectioners sugar (5.3 oz.)

1 organic lemon (zest and 1/2 lemon juice)

very small amount of cold water, if needed

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees Celsius).

Dough A: Knead marzipan and sugar together using hands. Knead butter into marzipan in small increments. Add egg and knead into marzipan mixture, set aside.

Dough B: Cut open vanilla bean and scrape out seeds. Place butter, vanilla seeds, confectioners sugar and sugar into a bowl and mix together until creamy. Add eggs one at a time while mixing just until combined. Sift flour, corn starch, add lemon zest and lemon juice  into wet ingredients and gently incorporate using a spatula. Add Dough A to Dough B and stir just until combined.

Pour dough into a greased spring-form and bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Cake is done when it springs back when lightly touched in the center. Let cool completely.

Lemon glaze: Zest from one lemon is spread out on a small plate and allowed to air dry until cake is ready to get glazed. Mix confectioners sugar, juice from 1/2 lemon and a few drop of cold water if needed. Gently warm glaze in a small pan and quickly spread out over cake. Immediately sprinkle with dried lemon zest. Enjoy.

Citronmåne in springform pan

Citronmåne

Source: Det S√łde Liv

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Sunday Tuna Salad

Sunday Tuna Salad

Joe and I often have Tuna Salad for lunch on Sundays and this is my favorite tuna version. I find that the lemon juice and capers compliment the tuna so well and the russian dressing gives a little extra “zing”. It can be a little difficult to locate a russian dressing but Ken’s Steakhouse Dressing has a really good one. This makes¬†approximately 2-3 servings depending on your appetite.¬†

Ingredients:

6.4 oz package of Albacore Tuna in water

1/2 medium lemon, juiced

2 tbsp mayo

1 tbsp russian dressing

2 tsp capers

kosher salt to taste

Directions:

Drain water from tuna and place in small bowl. Add juice of 1/2 lemon, mayonnaise, russian dressing, capers. Add salt to taste starting with a pinch of salt. Mix well with a fork and serve immediately or place in refrigerator to chill.

Sunday Tuna Salad

Source: Gitte at My Danish Kitchen

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Danish Gulerodsalat

Danish Gulerodsalat

Danish Gulerodsalat (Carrot Salad) is very popular in Denmark and it’s so easy to make, it only has four ingredients. It’s¬†a refreshing, crunchy, sweet and sour….and as an added bonus, guess what, it’s good for you. If you’re not keen on lemon you can use an orange instead, but I like the little bite that lemon gives you. Enjoy¬†this as a side dish, for lunch or as a¬†snack. Serve cold.

Gulerodsalat (Carrot Salad)

Ingredients:

5 carrots

1 lemon

1 to 2 tsp sugar

1/4 to 1/2 cup raisins

Directions:

Peel and grate carrots using a box grater or food processor. Place in a small bowl and add the juice of 1 medium lemon. Add sugar to taste. Start with 1 tsp sugar and add more if you prefer the salad a little sweeter. Finally add the raisins, I used Golden raisins but regular raisins would actually add a little more contrast against the orange carrot color. Place in refrigerator to chill for at least 1/2 hour.

Source: Adapted from maduniverset.dk

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