However – and that brings me to traditions – I did wake up early this morning and I boiled rice in milk with vanilla pod to make a dessert called risalamande, which is a traditional Danish rice and almond pudding. The home still smells of vanilla all the way from Kenya. The husband of a friend of mine bought vanilla pods in Kenya earlier this year and they sent me a full bag. I'm now cooling the rice before I add almonds and whipped cream, and later today I'll serve the pudding with cherry sauce. It feels like Christmas already!
I grew up in Iceland with some Danish traditions as I've Danish ancestors, and risalamande at Christmas is one of them. Well, there are many Danish traditions in Iceland as the country was once under Danish rule. I had never made it myself until we moved abroad. At Christmas 2009 we were living in Copenhagen and were invited to dinner at my aunt (the awesome one who sent me all the magazines) and her Danish husband's home. They served risalamande for dessert and I got their recipe. I have already posted it on my Icelandic food blog but I need a photo to go with it so that's why I'm making it today. Then I began wondering if this was something I should put on the English food blog as well and I decided to get your opinion on that. I hadn't really planned on posting it there but maybe a traditional Danish dessert is something people are interested in trying. What say you?
Have a wonderful Sunday!