Danish Food Culture and Cooking - Recipes

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"Koldskål" - Fridge buttermilk
Old country dessert - and National dish
Fridge Buttermilk (Koldskål) appeared when buttermilk became common in Denmark in the early 1900s - and was eaten chilled most days during the summer as a dessert or milky drink. In Denmark it is a must to serve "koldskål" during the summer months and season.
Koldskål - Fridge buttermilk
Old country dessert from all regions of Denmark made in different variations and especially served during the summer season. This recipe is without eggs!

1 litre
0.5 litres
0.5 litres
5-6 tablespoons
2 teaspoons
3 teaspoons
1 potion

Curdles milk (junket)
Whipping Cream 38%
Sugar (your choice)
Vanilla sugar or from stick
Fresh lemon juice
Crispy biscuits (Tvebakker)

Crispy biscuits (Tvebakker)

250 g
1 tsp
½ tsp
50 g
100 g
½ dl

Baking powder
Butter or Margarine
Milk or Cream

Ready-made "Koldskål"
Ready-made "Koldskål" is produced in nearly every dairy in Denmark and more than 1,5 million litres are consumed every month in the summer season.
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Put all of the milky products in a suitable size bowl - then ad the amount of sugar you prefer - vanilla and lemon juice.

Stir and then whip the dessert with a hand whisk until the sugar is dissolved and the dessert is turned into a smooth and thick mixture with a rich creamy consistency. Then set it to cool in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Serve the chilled dessert with crispy biscuits. (Tvebakker)

Crispy biscuits (Tvebakker)
Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl until you have an airy light greased dough. Then form the dough on a baking sheet to small balls – 3-5 cm. Bake in the oven for 10 min at 180 degrees.

Ready-made "Koldskål"

You can also buy ready-made "Koldskål" - and according to figures from the Danish Dairy Board - Danish dairies produced 1.5 million litres of koldskål every month in the summer season.

You can also buy the crispy biscuits (Tvebakker).

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