I know most of you have absolutely no idea what koldskål means and I don’t blame you.. my language is pretty damn weird! Anyway I have searched the internet high and low to find a translation just to find out there isn’t any. The best I could come up with is the direct translate which is cold bowl. Lol.
But hey! Now you know a word in Danish I guarantee you your friends don’t know.
This dish is a very traditional summer dish in Denmark and you can eat it anytime during the day. People mostly have it as dessert but in my family we eat it whenever we get the chance.
Ingredients (for 4 people)
2 liters of buttermilk
1 fresh vanilla pod
2-3 tbs sugar (or a sugar/sweetener alternative, your choice)
Fresh or semi frozen berries
Kammerjunkere (a kind of biscuit) – for an alternative look further down
Mix the buttermilk with zest of the lemon, scraped vanilla seeds, the whole pod and sugar.
Adjust the flavor to your taste with sugar and lemon juice. I like it when it’s more to the lemony side and not too sweet especially because we mostly eat it as dinner and therefore I don’t want it too sweet.
When mixed and you’re happy with the taste put it in the fridge for at least an hour till it’s really nice and cold.
NOW HERE IS THE FUN PART! You can add any type of fruit you want on top and make it even more summerly and not to mention healthy.
We always always always add raisins and if we have fresh raspberries or strawberries those too.
Another essential is kammerjunkere. They are local dry, crispy biscuits that just give that good crunch. As I know kammerjunkere is a Danish ingredient and not many other countries produce these little beauties I have an alternative.
You need for 4 people
4-6 slices of rye bread (preferably thick slices)
About 25 grams of butter (adjust to the amount of bread and to your liking)
Cut the bread into quite rustic bites
Melt the butter on high heat
When caramelized saute the bread for a couple of minutes
You want a crunchy but not a hard texture. You can add honey too if you like it to be sweet and sticky. Then you just saute the bread first in a little bit of butter for a couple of minutes and then add honey at the end.
ENJOY! Let me know in the comments what you think