Mug cake for the win!

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Do you know the Feeling? You’re sitting at home snuggled up on the Couch, watching a movie and you wanna have something fresh and sweet ? But you don’t wanna do a lot  baking?! I know that very well!! – Gosh that’s sounds so much like an ad 🙂

Anyway I discovered mug cakes for me! I just love them. You can make them in so many diffrent variations. Chocolate, cinnamon, apple, banana, vanilla, peanutbutter and so on.

I basically just have a look which ingredients I have in my cupboard. Then I just throw everything in my mug wisk it a bit together. Off in the microwave it goes. It’s so easy and so yummy !!

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Danish Æbleflæsk 

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Today I’ve got another Comfort Food for you! It’s one of the oldest Danish dishes from the middle of the 18th century. There are different types of recipes that are prepared locally – and in its own style and variation.

Both have the two basic elements in the dish are apples and thick slices of streaky pork – which at that time either was preserved by smoking,salting or air-drying, to last for over one year. When the industrialisation period started in the 19th century -and many peasants moved to the bigger cities for work – the “Æbleflæsk” dish followed with the new inhabitants – and slowly the Apple Pork became very popular among them too.

Today the tasty and mouth watering “Æbleflæsk” is turned into a national winter supplement and recipe – that is enjoyed by nearly every Dane at wintertime – especially at Christmas time.

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Photo Credit: copenhagenet.dk

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Dutch Comfort Food – Stamppot

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Right now is the colder season of the year. It’s windy, wet and muddy outside. And  you just wanna sit in front of the warm oven, drink a hot cup of tea and read a good book.

And I just got the right comfort food for this weather!  Stamppot is a traditional dutch dish made from a combination of mashed potatoes and several other vegetables or fruits.

Traditionally  you can use sauerkraut, endive, kale, spinach, turnip greens, carrots and onions. Some regional varieties of stamppot are made with fruit and potatoes, such as blauwe bliksem (blue lightning), made with pears, and hete bliksem (hot lightning), made with apples. You can use pineapple with sauerkraut or endive too.

Stamppot is usually served with sausage , julienned bacon, or stewed meat. But you can also find recipes which include cheese, gherkins, nuts or pickled onions.

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Photo Credit: coquinaria.nl

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