Danish Christmas Recipes

Roast Duck (Danish Style)

Ingredients

1 duck (6 to 7lbs)
2 apples
2 cups of stoneless dried prunes
salt
water

Where to buy the ingredients


Asda
Sainsbury's
Tesco
Waitrose

Method

1. Make sure the duck is clean and all feathers have been removed
2. With salt rub the inside of the duck
3. If the duck comes with giblets, like heart, liver and neck, boil to make a broth
4. Peel and dice the apples
5. Mix apples with prunes and insert into the duck until full. And close with meat needles.
6. Rub the outside of the duck with salt.
7. Place duck face down in a roasting tin, ideally on a roasting rack.
8. Place the duck at the bottom of the oven and turn the oven on to 480F
9. Once the oven reaches 480F/250C pour the broth or a litre of water into the roasting pan and lower the oven to 380F/195C
10. Let the duck roast for another hour
11. Turn the duck over and roast for a further 45 to 60 minutes, dependant on the weight of the duck
12. Take the duck out to rest. Strain the fluid from the roasting pan. Allow to cool and skim the fat from the fluid. Save the fat for gravy.

Gravy Ingredients

1 cup of milk
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 teaspoon sugar
2-3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons of duck fat
broth
salt

Method

1. Heat up the fat from the roast duck
2. Add the flour
3. Stir until mix is smooth and pour in the broth
4. Turn up the heat and keep stirring.
5. Add the milk and stir until you have the consistence you like
6. Finally add the salt, sour cream and sugar.

Ris ala Mande (Rice Pudding)

Sauce Ingredients

a cup of finely chopped almonds
1 vanilla bean
2 cups of milk
2 oz of pudding rice
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 to 2 cup of whipping cream

Where to buy the ingredients


Asda
Sainsbury's
Tesco
Waitrose

Method

1. Split the vanilla bean with a sharp knife
2. Place the milk, rice and vanilla bean in a saucepan and simmer on a low heat with the lid on for approx 50 minutes
3. Remove bean and allow the rice to cool
4. Stir in the chopped almonds and sugar and let the rice golden
5. Gently stir the whipping cream into the cold rice.


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