Monday, 7 November 2011

k&a: rice and almond pudding (risalamande)

Call me crazy but I'm listening to beautiful Christmas music as I write this and enjoying coffee and mandarin oranges. It's my right to be crazy so let it go! Well, I guess some of you are a bit crazy too because I was actually surprised to see how many were interested in me posting this recipe of a traditional Danish dessert. You guys are full of surprises.

So, I'm delivering and you'll now find the recipe of rice and almond pudding (risalamande) on kitchen & aroma. I told you that I was making the pudding yesterday so I could photograph it. That act brought on the Christmas spirit in my home with full force. There's no turning back now! It was somehow so festive to sit down at the dining table on a Sunday and enjoy the pudding. The only thing missing was the Christmas tree. Afterwards hubby and the children went swimming and then I turned on the Christmas music and grabbed my camera.

As many of you are interested in Nordic design I would like to tell you about that napkin I used. It's an Icelandic design by artist Hekla Bjork Gudmundsdottir who started her company HeklaÍslandi in 1996. Her work is beautiful and you can view it on her website.

By the way, Hekla is the name of an active volcano in Iceland. Are you scared, are you?

Enough with the Christmas and scary volcano talk. How are you doing today?

photo credit: Lisa Hjalt


  1. Seems similar to our rice pudding with diced oranges in, we eat that during christmas. :-)

  2. Christmas will be here before we know it! My daughter already started playing music the day it snowed! xo

  3. The dessert I grew up with for Christmas!! Love it:)

  4. oh! what a great moment! this looks delish!! xx

  5. I won't even to try any other dessert recipes, Lisa. I'll just visit your Kitchen & Aroma blog. I don't need anything else. But if you keep posting these it will take me to Christmas to try each and every one of them. The napkin is beautiful. Enjoy your day! xoxo

  6. Lisa this sounds delicious!!! I'm looking for new recipes as we're hosting a Thanksgiving meal in a few weeks and then will be hosting both xmas eve and xmas day. This will be on the menu! :) xoxo

  7. Oh here we go! Thanks for sharing Lisa! I can already feel the Christmas spirits while reading this! I fully understand the feeling of it! I love it!

  8. Fabulous.... Christmas, ahhhh, there's so much pressure!
    I'm going to work out my Christmas menu now....
    Have a good one :)

  9. Such a lovely festive post!
    And that pudding..... Oh My!!!

  10. This looks positively DELICIOUS!

    Hugs xx

    Camille @ The Wild Fleur

  11. Oh, I love rice pudding such comfort food, how lovely to see your traditional Danish dessert.
    Wendy x

  12. yep, you're crazy. lol
    i love rie pudding. but it's wasted here. the Mr likes the store stuff, ugh.


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