But, as usual, I digress! What are flødeboller? Small or large, (normally) dark chocolate domes, filled with a marshmallowy cream and a wafer base. If you're very, very lucky, they'll have a marcipan base. Yummity yum!
You can buy cheap and cheerful flødeboller at the supermarket. They come in packs of 6 or 12. Usually half are 'plain' and half are topped with dessicated coconut. (A word of warning: the coconut ends up everywhere and makes a right mess...)
The cheap and cheerful packs are very handy. Especially because it's a Danish tradition to hand them out at school when it's your fødselsdag (birthday). And, with perhaps 27 classmates, it can be pretty expensive [typed the Canny Scot]. My son's old Maths teacher was often late and - if he turned up late for class three times in a row - he gave flødeboller to the kids as compensation. Another tradition at the school is - if the teacher calls a pupil by the wrong name three times in a row - he has to give the pupil a pack of flødeboller. Nice one! :)
At the other end of the scale, you have the luxury (ergo, expensive) handmade flødeboller. Using the finest dark chocolate and exotic flavourings. Yep, flødeboller are very much in fashion. A few years ago everybody was on a cupcake decorating course. Now everyone is learning how to make their own flødeboller... I bought some jordbær (strawberry) flavoured ones at the supermarked this morning and will be doing a taste test tonight with the family :)
But, for Pete's sake, did they have to start adding the dreaded lakrids (liquorice) - the (Danish) Root of All Evil - to our flødeboller? Is nothing sacred? :P
Have a fantastic Friday and a wonderful long weekend. Yep, Denmark is closed again on Monday because of Pinse (Whitsun Pentecost) - and the weather forecast is hot and sunny! What's not to love?