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Velkommen from Denmark! April 19, 2010

Filed under: bread,Globe Trotting,International — loneilteaches @ 6:54 pm
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Wow Denmark is beautiful!

Denmark is 16,640 square miles, and has a population of 5,534,738 people.  For such a small country, there is no shortage in beauty.  Denmark’s capital is Copenhagen.

When looking at Copenhagen, I became entranced with one of the sites there called the Tivoli.  The Tivoli is a center for art, music, entertainment, and gardens.

North of Copenhagen is the town of Aarhus.  Aarhus is Denmark’s second largest city.  Aarhus is the home of Marselisborg Memorial.  The Memorial is a memoriam to those lives that were lost in World War I.

Between Aarhus and Copenhagen lies the island of Fyn.  The city of Odense is on the island of Fyn.  Odense is Denmark’s third largest city and the birthplace of Hans Christian Anderson.

In addition to the Hans Christian Anderson’s childhood home pictured above, there are two additional museums that honor the great fairy tale author.  Fyn is also the home of castles and manor houses that lie on beautiful gardens.

All of this information and pictures come from Visit Denmark.

My extent of traveling to Denmark, unfortunately only involved Almond Bread from Wonderful, Wonderful Danish Cooking by Jensen.

  • 3 Medium Eggs — beaten
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flour — sifted
  • 1/2 Cup Almonds — chopped

Add sugar to eggs and beat until very thick. Add flour with baking powder. Blend in chopped almonds and mix well. Place in greased loaf pan and bake for 45 minutes. Frost if desired

The recipe did not state a baking temperature, so I went with the standard 350 degrees.

Note – Don’t try to cut bread using a bread knife with a full cast on your arm!  Blood will flow, mark my words.  :-)  The bread, however is delicious.  It has a lightly sweet taste with a wonderfully crunchy crust.


4 Responses to “Velkommen from Denmark!”

  1. ap269 Says:

    This almost looks like cake. Such a beautiful, fluffy crumb!

  2. Lara, your almond bread looks delicious! I love your pictures of Denmark, I went there in the 90s and loved it. Sorry I’ve missed your Globe Trotting events, they sound so fun but I just haven’t had any extra time lately. I hope I can cook with you soon:)

  3. Susan Says:

    My son-in-law is from Denmark. I will have to try making this bread and surprise him with it.:)

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