The Danish summer is nothing to write home about these days. It’s just plain lousy.
But the lovely thing is: no one is especially disheartened. At the first sign of sunlight, everyone rushes outdoors to soak in every minute of it – and the joy is nearly tangible.
One of my favorite things about the Danish seasons is the coming and going of traditional favorite meals on the dining table. I’ll introduce you to all my favorites over the next year – but I’ll start with the summer treat ‘koldskål’.
A simple mix of tart buttermilk, fresh eggs and aromatic vanilla and lemon, this dish is served cold on hot summer evenings when cooking is the last thing on your mind. It’s traditionally accompanied with small cookies called ‘kammerjunker’ and is, in a word, incredible.
You can find it pre-made in every Danish grocery store, but Sunday night I put together a small batch at home. It was so fresh and wonderful – I can’t imagine ever returning to the store brand. (**Actually, they now sell it in single serving cups, so I’ll be sure to indulge in those from time to time). I used this koldskål recipe with pasteurized eggs and all fresh ingredients, and I cannot recommend it enough.
Bring a little Danish into your home this summer by trying this recipe – and please let me know what you think! I hope you’ll love it as I do.
PS – this is totally Dukan Diet friendly if you skip the kammerjunker and use sweetener instead of sugar. Bombdotcom for sure!