• Mini Sarah Bernhard cakes with macarons and dark chocolate mousse
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    Mini Sarah Bernhardt cakes

    Mini Sarah Bernhardt cakes were my grandma Grethe’s signature cakes. Whenever she and her husband would have friends or family over for one of their lavish dinners, she would make these little mouthwatering sweet treats. She always served them after dinner with coffee and tea and chocolates, as if we hadn’t already stuffed ourselves with their delicious three-course dinner. But curiously, these little miracles always seemed to disappear before everyone had finished their coffee. And though I was only a kid, I always managed to get my share and gulp down at least a handful.   Like the famous actress whom these cakes were named after, my grandma was a…

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    Pan + cakes + lemon = Best pancakes ever

    So you thought you already knew the best recipe for pancakes? I can tell you now, you don’t. Unless, that is, you’ve ever swung by my mom’s house in Denmark and nicked her recipe. These pancakes not only look, smell and taste heavenly, they also have a medicinal effect. I figured this since every time I can remember having bumped my knee or fallen off the bike as a kid, my mom’s pancakes would make all pain go away. You might argue that this is not sufficient evidence to claim that a pancake has healing powers, but it works on my own kids too. I usually serve these flat delights…

  • Creamy lemon mousse with cream and pistachios on top
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    Lemons and desserts… My favorite combination

    I always thought that one of the best things about cooking and tasting your own creation afterwards is the memories that smells, tastes and looks can bring you. Both of my grandmas were fierce when it came to making desserts and they actually both made their own version of the Danish lemon mousse that I will give you the recipe for in this post. It’s impossible for me to choose which one was my favorite, because they were both very very good, but my own version is closest to the one my grandma Agnes, on my mom’s side, used to make. Each time I take a spoonful of this mouthwateringly…

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    The bunny takes it all

    I’m not a great fan of cakes that look great but have little taste. This cake that I made for an easter dinner is a winner in both taste and presentation, yet, it is pretty easy to make. If you look at the picture, you can see that I was not the only one who thought the cake was tasty. The bunny dived right into the middle of the carrot cake and ate all the cheese frosting! Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting Ingredients The carrot cake 4 carrots, coarsely shredded (300 g/10 oz) 150 g/5.5 oz soft butter 100 g/3.5 oz of sugar 100 g/3.5 oz brown sugar 150…