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Grandmas Klejner (klenät - fattigmann - kleynur - kleinur)

Grandmas Klejner (klenät - fattigmann - kleynur - kleinur)

Video Recipe - Classic Danish/Scandinavian cake specially eaten at Christmas. I have certainly not seen it in other parts of the world. And this really IS grandmother's recipe. That is, not my grandmother, but my wife's father's grandmother. But that counts as well.


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Crème brûlée
Video Recipe - Crème Brûlée is *the* classic French dessert. It is an edible toy for adults. A crispy caramel top. A creamy blubbery filling. It is simple to make. Uses few ingredients, and it's always a bit of a primal show-off doing the final work with the gas burner at the table.
Light and Dark stock / Bouillon
In french a stock is called "fond", from the word foundation. And a good stock IS the foundation of the french kitchen. It is the base of soups and sauces. It is the single ingredient that best distinguishes homemade food from what we get at restaurants. But most stock recipes are full of holes and implied methods. In this recipe I try very carefully to explain how to make a good stock, so you can raise the quality of your own food class or two. Death to the bouillon cubes :-)
Clarifying Stock - with an egg raft
Video Recipe - The stock I use in this recipe is made with roasted chicken thighs. The chickens are also divided and the vegetables are cookalong from the beginning. That's the perfect recipe for a muddy and unclear stock. To be honest, I also forgot it for a while, so that it came to a full boil :-S Well actually, it was not really a problem no problem because this stock was meant to be used for a brown sauce. If I had needed a clear stock it would have been too bad. But fear not! It can be cleaned up with this method.
Tiramisu - Italian Layer Cake
Video Recipe - A classic Italian cake, available in a wide variety of version. The main ingredients are the creamy mild mascarpone cheese that mostly taste like a heavy cream, and ladyfingers that are a bit similar to macaroons. I used to not bee very excited about it. Mostly because the ones I had tasted too much of coffee. So when I finally tasted one I liked (no actually, loved) the taste of, I made sure to get the recipe. I have never regretted this. Except sometimes when I'm out running:-s A dessert you can easily make the day before serving. It actually becomes better after resting overnight.
Homemade okara granola - sweet muesli with soy beans
When making soy milk there is a residue called "okara". If you roast it golden, it tastes like roasted almonds. It is therefore particularly suitable for a homemade "granola". And you, and the kids, will love it. It will not be a we-have-duty-to-eat-leftovers kind of thing, but a really good granola.

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Homemade Duck Pâté
When you buy a whole duck there is often a strange little bag with wet stuff inside it. If the stuff is lucky, it'll be put into a roasting pan, where the duck drippings can drizzle down onto them, enabling you to make a duck sauce. But I think it's far better to use the stuff for a pâté.
Bread Baking Technique #1 - The Baker's Percentage
When making varied and/or large quantities of bread the easiest way to write your recipes are as "bakers percentage". Where ingredients are measured in percents as compared to the total amount of flour. Understanding the bakers percentage also makes you a better baker because they help you understand the structure of different breads recipes instead of just memorising numbers.
Crème brûlée
Video Recipe - Crème Brûlée is *the* classic French dessert. It is an edible toy for adults. A crispy caramel top. A creamy blubbery filling. It is simple to make. Uses few ingredients, and it's always a bit of a primal show-off doing the final work with the gas burner at the table.
Poire Belle-Hélène - Pears Cooked in Red Wine
I got them once somewhere in France I think. It was before the Internet and I did not have the recipe. But I liked them so much that I made a similar recipe. I usually only eat them in the fall when pears are in season. And a little cinnamon and cloves reminds me that Christmas will soon be upon us.
Frangipani - Marzipan cake - Mazarin cake
A Danish cake classic. Heavy and spongy. Once again a variation on a pound cake. It's actually just a sponge cake with marzipan. But once again, it is a variation that is worth the effort.
A lovely strong and creamy soup. One of my absolute favorites.
Puff pastry baked with butter
Video Recipe - Homemade puff pastry is in a whole other class than the one you buy. There is no comparison. It is also relatively easy to do once you've tried it a few times.
Fish Stock
Video Recipe - Fish stock is a simple but very useful recipe. I use it for fish soup, shellfish soup, mix in with a bechamel sauce for fish. Etc. Etc. In short: it is a really nice recipe to know.
For any gathering you always need something to dip the chips into. Guacamole is constant in the "top three nice dipping sauces". Here is a great recipe that is also suitable for filling in Mexican pancakes and as a side to meat dishes. It is basically "one of all" so it is easy to remember too.
Homemade Mascarpone Cream Cheese
Video Recipe - Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts. Unfortunately, it requires large amounts of mascarpone. It is a cream cheese that costs an arm and a leg here in Denmark. And a kidney. Fortunately, it is one of the easiest cheeses to make yourself, and it requires only two ingredients.
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