Homemade Cocoa & Vanilla Whipped Cream

Ingredients

4 tablespoons of sugar
1 tablespoon of homemade vanilla sugar
5 tablespoons of cocoa powder
1 litre of milk (semi-skimmed)

Making Homemade Hot Chocolate:

Mix sugar, vanilla sugar and cocoa powder in a casserole and add the milk. Heat up, while stirring, until the hot chocolate almost comes to a boil.

Whisk cream with a few spoonfuls of vanilla sugar. Pour the cocoa in a cup, add a few spoonfuls of cream and sprinkle over some cinnamon sugar.

Enjoy!

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St. Clement’s Lemonade

St. Clement's Lemonade

Ingredients

Zest of 3 or 6 oranges
Zest of 3 or 4 lemons
700 or 900 ml of freshly pressed orange juice (about 7 or 12 oranges)
300 or 500 ml fleshly pressed lemon juice (about 5 lemons)
350 or 500 grams of white sugar
350 or 400 grams of cane sugar
1 or 1,4 litre(s) of water

Making St. Clement’s Lemonade

Before you start on this recipe you should choose if you want the lemonade to taste more like oranges or lemons. For more of an oranges lemonade use the first measurement for a more lemony lemonade choose the second measurement.

Zest three oranges and three lemons using a zester or a grater. Then press oranges and lemons until you have 700 ml of orange and 300 ml of lemon juice. Put the zests and the juices together and set aside. Add 1 litre of water and all the sugar to a large saucepan, heat and stir until all the sugar is dissolved. Then add the zest and juice bring the mix up to boil. When the mix boils take it off the heat and fill it into sterilised glass bottles (you can sterilise the bottles by washing them with boiling water. Don’t use plastic bottles because they will deform when coming into contact with the boiling hot squash). Make sure you fill the bottles all the way to the top and sealed properly. Let the squash cool down over night  before transferring it to the fridge or a cool, dark place. To drink, mix the squash with water at a ratio of about 1:4. Enjoy!

Pink Grapefruit Tea

Pink Grapefruit Tea

Ingredients

125 millilitres of water
3 decilitres of pink grapefruit juice
2 table-spoons of honey
1 cinnamon stick

Making Pink Grapefruit Tea

Two Grapefruits should yield enough juice for two cups of tea, about 3 dl. Add the grapefruit juice and the rest of the ingredients to a small saucepan. Let the mixture boil up and strain into your teapot. If you have a strainer in the teapot you can poor it in directly.

Fun with Rum = Homemade Mojito

Ingredients

Mint leaves
Lime
Cane sugar /Brown sugar
White rum
Crushed ice
Faxe Kondi (club soda)

Making Homemade Mojito

I had a friend come over from Norway before the weekend, and when friends travel that far you know there is booze to be had. I think the tax free beckons to Norwegians quite forcefully and thankfully I might add seeing as I now am one bottle up on rum and red wine. That is we drank half the rum bottle, but hey who can blame one for wanting to test out a proper mojito when you actually have a mint plant just standing in the kitchen begging to be mixed with alcohol.

As we figured out after a little internet research there are a few ways to go about making the mojito, ours is an interpretation of this internet search and so we are willing to share or newfound knowledge with you.

Bring out your drink glass, some ice cubes a mint plant, brown or cane sugar, and a few limes. Cut the lime in halves and rip some leaves of the mint plant. Add the leaves and lime to your glass and crush them quite forcefully with a pestle. This makes the juice flow so to speak before you add the sugar. I think I used 4 lime halves that is half a lime shared in 4 for my glass and a little hand full of mint. Add 1 table-spoon of brown sugar or cane sugar, I suggest you test both because we differed on which we liked best. I went for the brown sugar and thought it tasted more of, well something good I tell you that. Add the rum, I’d say about 2x 2cl should suffice, or as much as you want. I don’t think we measured at all, a good clunk as I like to call it.

Add crushed ice, and if you are one of those people who don’t have an ice crusher, don’t despair neither did I :) What I have though is some arm strength, a good deal of dedication and an awesome rolling-pin. Put some ice cubes in a plastic bag (except if they are already frozen in bags) wrap a dishcloth around and start banging until the ice is crushed. Voila… crushed ice for your drink. Add the faxe kondi (club soda) and stir.

Serve with raw pickled strawberries.