Swedish Sandwich Cookies or Syltkakor Swedish Sandwich Cookies or Syltkakor are delicious buttery cookies made with KetoseSweet. These super delicious cookies have a layer of Lingonberry jam sandwiched in the middle. The cookies are then dusted with powdered sugar for added sweetness. Syltkakor are traditional …
Category: Scandinavian Recipes
Swedish Pancakes with Fresh Fruit Today I’m making Swedish Pancakes. Swedish Pancakes are a very close relative to the French crepe. Thin, delicious and can be filled or served with just about anything. We served these light, thin and yummy pancakes with fresh blueberries and …
Lemon Ginger Cream Cheese Danish
Light and delicious, Lemon Ginger Cream Cheese Danish is perfect for breakfast, brunch or as a light dessert after any meal. We love our lemon desserts here on Turnips 2 Tangerines and this recipe is no exception. The fresh grated ginger root adds a slightly sweet, slight peppery flavor to this Danish. If you’re a fan of lemon like we are, you will love the flavor combination of ginger and lemon in this easy Danish.
A Word About Ginger
Ginger; A plant from tropical and subtropical regions that’s grown for is’s gnarled and bumpy root. Most ginger comes from Jamaica, followed by India, Africa and China. Gingerroot’s name comes from the Sanskrit word for “horn root,” undoubtedly referring to its knobby appearance. It has a tan skin and a flesh that ranges in color from pale greenish yellow to ivory. The flavor is peppery and slightly sweet, while the aroma is pungent and spicy. This extremely versatile root has long been a mainstay in Asian and Indian cooking and found its way early on into European foods as well.
Available in Many Forms
The Chinese, Japanese and East Indians use fresh gingerroot in a variety of forms; grated, ground and silvered in many savory dishes. Europeans and Americans, however are more likely to use the dried ground form of ginger, usually in baked goods. Fresh ginger is available in two forms; young and mature. Young ginger, sometimes called Spring Ginger, has a pale, thin skin that requires no peeling. It’s very tender and has a milder flavor than mature ginger. Young ginger can be found in Asian markets in the Springtime. Mature ginger has a tough skin that needs to be carefully peeled away to expose the delicate flesh underneath.
A Word About “Danish Pastry”
Danish Pastry- This is a rich butter-rich pastry begins as a yeast dough that is rolled out, dotted with butter, then folded and rolled again several times, as for puff pastry. The dough may be lightly sweetened and its usually flavored with vanilla or cardamom. Baked Danish pastries, often referred to simply as “Danish” contain a variety of fillings including fruit, cream cheese, almond paste and spiced nuts.