Welcome to my My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar! Join me every day in opening a new door. Just like last year, 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!
Today it’s Sunday – the second Sunday of Advent. So tonight we’ll be lighting the next candle in our advent decoration and enjoying some æbleskiver that my husband made for us yesterday.
And what is in the glass? Gløgg! A nice cup of Danish mulled wine to keep us warm and cosy on this dreich night… We had our first snow on Friday night but now the temperature has risen again and we’ve got rain – boo!
Every family has their own favourite gløgg recipe or brand they like to buy. Go google gløgg recipes and you’ll see just how many variations there are – some for kids, some absolutely full of snaps that are lethal! :) Just do your own thing and don’t listen to the purists. I warm (and keep warm) our supermarket 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…
It’s also 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! Cheers! And don’t – hic! – forget to check back here tomorrow when we open the next door!