Happy Thursday! Do you celebrate Carnival in your part of the world? If you have Danish heritage you are probably getting ready for Fastelavn! This Sunday is Danish Carnival: celebrated seven weeks before Easter Sunday and, for small kids, it’s the highlight of the year (aside from Christmas). We eat delicous buns filled with cream,… Continue reading Traditions by the season: Danish carnival!
On Tuesday I told you about Fastelavn (Danish Carnival), Fastelavnsboller (Danish Carnival buns) and how to bake your own. Today we have another carnival essential…the Fastelavnsris! (The history behind it is here.) Now you can – selvfølgelig – buy these readymade in Danish sweet shops and supermarkets. But they’re generally overpriced for what you actually… Continue reading Fastelavn is coming…time to branch out?
If you've walked past the window of a Danish baker's shop recently, then you'll already know that Fastelavn is fast approaching...Because the first fastelavnsboller made their appearance just as soon as Christmas was over and the New Year got underway! This year it will be celebrated on Sunday (7 February 2016).So what’s fastelavn? Danish carnival.… Continue reading Fastelavn (Danish Carnival) is fast approaching!
On Monday I told you about Fastelavn (Danish Carnival), Fastelavnsboller (Danish Carnival buns) and how to bake your own.Today we have another carnival essential...the Fastelavnsris! (The history behind it is here.) Now you can - selvfølgelig - buy these readymade in Danish sweet shops and supermarkets. But they're generally overpriced. And, hey, it's kind of… Continue reading Fastelavn is coming! Branch out!
Fastelavn is coming, fastelavn is coming! Yep - thanks. We know it's fastelavn on Sunday. Because the first fastelavnsboller made their appearance in the bakers about a month ago! ;)So what's fastelavn? Danish carnival. Nothing to do with the one in Rio. I mean, honestly, would you want to dance around the cobbled streets, half-naked, peely-wally white, often in… Continue reading Fastelavn is coming! Eat buns!