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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Cake, Christmas, Desserts, Holiday, New Year's EveTove Balle-PedersenComment
Pistachio kransekage.

Pistachio kransekage.

True to the Danish tradition we have champagne and kransekage at midnight. This year we started the new year celebration with my native Denmark, at 3 pm in California, testing a new color champagne. 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog through out the year. It really warms my heart when you leave kind and constructive comments on my posts. This make me feel like a make a difference in the big community called the Internet.
I wish you all a healthy and prosperous 2017.

Happy New Year!


Pistachio kransekage

Make 8-10 cakes.



  • 50 g raw pistachios

  • 100 g sugar

  • 1 egg white

  • 250 g marzipan


  • confectionary (powdered) sugar

  • hot water


Put pistachios and sugar into food processor with the steel blade in place and process until finely pulverized. Add the egg whites and process until smooth. Be careful not to heat the mass to more than 95 - 104°F, else the egg white will cook. 

Shred the marzipan and add it and the pistachio/egg white mixture to a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat it until it's completely smooth and free of lumps. Form the dough into a ball, and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

Preheat oven for 375℉ (190℃).

Roll the dough into logs as thick as your finger, and cut into 3 inch long pieces. Press the top part, making a top. 

Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden.  Allow to cool completely before icing them.




Happy New Year

New Year's EveTove Balle-PedersenComment


Happy New Year!

Thank you all for visiting my blog. It is still humbling to have all of you as my audience. I do my very best to bring you recipes and inspiration from my world. And I am very thankful for my husbands work on the pictures for the blog. I love the collaboration we have on this project.

Yet another year is coming to an end. 2015 will soon be in the past. I hope this past year has been all that you hoped and wished for. I hope you had a blast, that you got peace in your soul and love in your heart. I am thankful for all I got to experience during the past year, all the people who came for a visit, and all the new and old friends and family I got to meet during my vacation in Denmark. 

In my family we will serve champagne and kransekage at the stroke of midnight, wishing friends and family a happy new year. 

What were the biggest hits on my blog this year? 

Here is my top 3 for 2015:

  1. Danish Rye Bread - without Sourdough
  2. Rundstykker version II 
  3. Romkugler - Danish Rum Balls

All three are good Danish classics. But the overall favorite post is  Braided Nutelle Bread from 2014. This must mean Nutella is King on my blog. 😉

I wish you all the most fantastic 2016 filled with joy, hope, love and  laughter.