danish food week, day 5: the miscellany

October 7, 2011
danish bread
Dear friends, I hope you have enjoyed my self-proclaimed Danish Food Week as much as I've loved putting these posts together. Since I wrote about æbleskiver before I decided to pursue this venture, I thought I'd dedicate the final post to all of the little (edible) things that made Denmark... well, Denmark, for me.
holbæk tea and coffee cake
A little tea and coffee cake break in Holbæk.
sweet bun
Baked sesame bun, by Maibritt.
Simple yet perfect rice and carrots, by Maibritt.
dinner salad
Sliced cucumbers and tomatoes.
eating outside!
Dinner outside just before sunset.
cream and honey
Honey toast and Danish cream (for tea and baking).
afternoon tea
We had tea every morning and every afternoon. My ideal ritual.
best honey of my life
Really and truly, the best honey I've ever tried. I'm so glad I brought some home with me.

A few week-end thoughts:

1. In none of my posts did I mention rødgrød med fløde. This was a fruit pudding we ate multiple evenings but the lighting was always so bad that my photos came out like this, at best. We made it from gooseberries.

2. Speaking of which, it sounds like I wasn't the only one who thought gooseberries were mystery fruit!

3. I'm not done with my Denmark posts yet, but, I know I wouldn't have been able to experience any of these amazing foods without even-more-amazing host parents.

4. A special thanks to Pugly Pixel for the free downloads to make my banners this week. Your website is a creativity gold mind.


  1. sad to see the food posts wrap up but im excited to see what else you have in store for us :)

  2. Another awesome week of reading about your travel adventures!

  3. who would've thought Denmark would have such delicious-looking food!?

  4. Lovely photos, and the rice looks delicious!