Monday, 17 December 2012

My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar - 17 December

Welcome to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar! Join me every day in opening a new door. I’ve got a host of goodies to share with you – traditional Danish Christmas recipes, traditions, songs, games, decorations, crafts and landscapes… So sit back, relax and enjoy!

17 DECEMBER

Only one week until the Big Day – can we can fit everything in?! Today it’s gløgg! A nice cup of mulled wine to keep us warm and cosy…

Ready to glug, glug, glug our gløgg, gløgg, gløgg

Every family has their own favourite gløgg recipe or brand they like to buy. Just do your own thing and don’t listen to the purists. I warm (and keep warm) our gløgg in my crockpot but a large saucepan on a low heat will do the job just as well. Don’t boil it or you’ll lose the alcohol! But make sure to add a large bowlful (or packet) of sliced almonds and raisins to your red wine concotion. For me, it’s the act of fishing for the ‘bits’ at the bottom that turns it into a true gløgg experience.

Almonds and raisins

It’s a tradition in our family that we drink gløgg on Lille Juleaften (Little Christmas Eve - 23 December) along with our homemade æbleskiver. Mums! [as the Danes say for ‘Yummy!’)

Skål! And don’t forget to check back here tomorrow when we open the next door!

Diane :)

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