A Nordic dessert with a romantic name, this Bondepige med Slør is a delicious and wholesome Apple Trifle, perfect to welcome apple season!
I consider myself extremely lucky, with all the opportunities I’ve been given in my life. Both in India and here in Denmark. An exciting career, a loving family, and friends and pursuits to keep me fulfilled.
But growing up as I did in India, I was never far away from the poor and the homeless, with an appalling number of people living under the poverty line. My parents always taught me never to waste food, as there were so many in the world who went to sleep hungry each night.
So many of us take our next meal for granted, that sometimes we do not treat food with the respect it deserves. Good wholesome homemade food with simple, affordable ingredients is close to my heart. So when Dini from The Flavor Bender asked bloggers to join her campaign For Food. Against Hunger, I signed up right away.
Dini is partnering with the guys at Action Against Hunger to help fight hunger and malnourished children in more than 45 countries. If you would like to find out more about the campaign, hop on over to the dedicated #ForFoodAgainstHunger page on The Flavor Bender.
You’ll also find details of many other bloggers also joining this campaign. You can also head over to Action Against Hunger for more details of the charity and the work they do. And, should you wish to, you can make a donation directly to Dini’s campaign.
The campaign runs throughout the month of August and one of the themes of the campaign is Nutrition and Health. As the mother of a kid who is starting school, nutrition is very much on my mind these days.
We try to eat organic produce as far as possible, but I know it is not affordable to many people. I am also learning a lot from the Nordic food culture. Cooking with fresh, seasonal, foraged produce is a large part of the Nordic diet.
It is apple season here and my apple tree is covered with lots of fruit. Many houses have trees loaded with apples right now and a lot of them leave out baskets of fruit for passers-by to help themselves.
These are so much better than the supermarket apples that are have been plucked months before you eat them. Don’t believe me? Read this!
To support Dini’s campaign, I decided to make a delicious, nutrition-dense apple trifle, with my backyard apples. This trifle, called ‘Bondepige med Slør’ is quite popular in Denmark and Norway and probably in other Scandinavian countries too.
And what exactly does Bondepige med Slør mean? The name of the trifle translates to ‘Peasant Girl in a Veil’. I find that name incredibly romantic, for some reason. What do you think?
It is basically stewed apples served with whipped cream and a crumb made with toasted rye bread (rugbrød), another Nordic staple. Rustic, delicious and wholesome!
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- 6 Apples, peeled and cubed
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- 3 slices Rye Bread (you can substitute with Oats)
- 12 Almonds, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- 150 ml Whipping Cream
- 1 tablespoon Icing Sugar
- In a saucepan, heat the chopped apples along with half cup water.
- Cook till the apples are mushy, about 10 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar, mix well and cook till the sugar dissolves.
- Set aside to cool.
- Finely chop the rye bread. You can also pulse it in a food processor to get a chunky crumb.
- In a skillet, heat the butter and when it melts, add the rye bread bits.
- Toast over medium heat till crunchy.
- Add the chopped almonds and toast for 1 more minute.
- Set aside to cool.
- Beat the whipping cream along with the icing sugar.
- Divide the cooled apple mash between 6 dessert bowls.
- Next, divide the whipped cream between the 6 bowls.
- Top with the toasted rye bread and almonds.
- Refrigerate till ready to serve.
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