Thursday, October 29, 2015

Caesar Salad Dressing

Yesterday was my birthday and all I really wanted as part of my birthday dinner was a really good Caesar salad. This might sound like a simple request, but here in Denmark the only way you can find an assumingly good Caesar salad is at a restaurant for $18!! I don't even know if those ones are good, but I sometimes see "Caesar Salad" pre-made at the grocery stores here and they are weird. There is cooked pasta on the bottom, tomato, and corn, amongst the usual lettuce, parmesan cheese and pre-cooked chicken. Sorry, but that is not a Caesar salad. Corn and cooked pasta?? So I am not taking the risk on paying that much for something at a restaurant that also might be weird, and not good.

I don't think Caesar salad is very popular here. I have found maybe 3 or 4 varieties of Caesar dressing here and they all taste horrible. As a solution, I have brought dressing from the U.S., to have here (without having tried them), but each one of those also lacks flavor or tastes boring. I can't exactly bring one that needs to be refrigerated at all times, from the U.S. so that kind of limits my selection.

I have also tried to make my own, and I have to say a homemade Caesar dressing tastes really good. The flavor is there, but the dressings come out too thick or don't mix together well. So, yesterday I decided to go to Magasin to buy a fancy Caesar dressing. Magasin is an upscale department store here, that also has a grocery store in the basement with gourmet food, and imported goods. Needless to say it is a lot pricier than a regular grocery store. Kind of like H-E-B Central Market back home.

There were three Caesar dressings there to choose from. One I have tried before, Cardini's, and it's okay, but I don't really like it. The other two were from Belgium and the U.K. Each dressing cost $10 a bottle so I had to make a wise decision. It was a tough decision. Surely the Brits know more about Caesar dressing, right? Do the Belgians even like Caesar dressing??

I decided to just try the one from Belgium called Natura Vinaigrette Cesar.

The decision was ultimately based on the color of the dressing and the ingredients listed. Basically this dressing had real parmesan cheese and real ingredients vs. the other dressing that had parmesan powder, and garlic powder, among other things.

Ingredients listed in Danish: sunflower oil, vinegar, egg yolks, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, parmesan cheese, onion, garlic, anchovies, salt, lemon juice, spices etc.
Also this dressing had a slight yellow tint, and the other was very white. Over all it just looked better, and it looked homemade with real natural ingredients, and no preservatives. I was so surprised when I made a salad and tasted it and it tasted amazing!! Who knew that Caesar dressing could taste good from Belgium. :o)

Since it is a vinaigrette, it mixed very well in the salad. It was really flavorful, and tasted like a restaurant quality caesar dressing I might get back home. It was so good, I think I'll buy my mom a bottle to bring back home to Texas. :o) If you ever see this dressing you should try it. I noticed the brand had other varieties of dressings so I think I might try one of those as well. Here is the link to their website if you are interested:

Now lets hope my local Magasin doesn't stop carrying this dressing!! :o)

Caesar salad with romaine lettuce, freshly grated parmesan cheese, and Natura Vinaigrette Cesar dressing

Monday, October 26, 2015

Apple Cinnamon Muffin Recipe

Last weekend I decided to try a new recipe. I had some leftover apples and wanted to make a dessert that might go good with coffee or tea on the side. So I searched online and found a recipe that sounded good, and I was right! These muffins are exactly what I wanted and turned out so delicious.

Apple Cinnamon Muffin
The cake is really moist and light with chunks of apples, cinnamon, sugar, and vanilla. I will definitely be making this recipe again. :o) If you want to try it out yourself, I will write the recipe below. The recipe makes 12 muffins.


For the muffin batter:
2 cups flour (+ 2 tsp. for coating apples)
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. ground cinnamon (+ 1/2 tsp. for coating apples)
2 cups diced apples (about 2 - 2.5 apples)
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla sugar
1/2 cup milk

For the topping:
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 375F/190 C. Place cupcake wrappers in muffin tin or spray tin with baking spray
2. Sift or whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Set aside. Note: If using vanilla sugar also add it to the flour mixture.
3. Dice apples, and in a separate bowl toss apples together with 2 tsp. of flour, and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Set aside.
4. In a large bowl, cream together softened butter and sugar until lightened in color, about 3 minutes. Add an egg, one at a time, taking care to fully incorporate before adding the other. Mix in vanilla (if using vanilla extract). Tip: If butter is not softened you can grate it and then mix with sugar. 
5. Gently fold in flour mixture, alternating with milk just until combined. Then, fold in diced apples.
6. Scoop mixture into prepared muffin tin, filling about 2/3 to 3/4 full.
7. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
8. Prepare topping for muffins while the muffins are baking by melting the butter and allowing it to cool slightly. Then, mix together granulated sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl and set aside.
9. Once muffins have baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly in the muffin tin. Then remove each muffin, brush each muffin top with butter, and then dip the top in the cinnamon/sugar mixture, one by one.
10. Place onto a plate to finish cooling.

I hope you like these muffins as much as I did. The original recipe uses a different ratio for the cinnamon/sugar topping, and the steps might be written slightly different. I re-wrote the recipe to how I made these muffins and I also added some tips. Enjoy! :o)

Apple Cinnamon Muffins (without topping) fresh out of the oven

Apple Cinnamon Muffins with cinnamon/sugar topping

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Gorm's Chocolate Cake Recipe

Today I decided to make my boyfriend his favorite chocolate cake. It is a recipe by the Danish chef called Gorm Wisweh. Gorm owns several bakeries and pizza restaurants in Copenhagen, but I have to admit I have not visited any, yet.

Chocolate cake with mint dark chocolate and fresh raspberries
What makes this cake recipe different is that it has very little flour, which makes the cake a very rich chocolate cake. It also develops a crunchy chocolate crust on top. It is kind of like a brownie, but the texture is more airy and smooth, if that makes sense. :o)

The original recipe is in Danish but I will translate it into English. :o) I am also writing the recipe in the way in which I make it, so hopefully it is easier to understand. Since it is just my boyfriend and I here I decided to halve the recipe. You can always double the recipe if you want to make a large cake. Personally, I prefer the cake without coffee added, so I wrote that step as optional. I will also mention that I made the recipe before with dark chocolate (like the recipe states), but today I decided to use 100 grams of mint dark chocolate and 50 grams of dark chocolate. You are welcome to try something similar if you want. :)

Here is the recipe!

150 g good dark chocolate
125 g butter
125 g sugar
3 whole eggs
1/2 dl strong coffee (optional)
1 1/2 tbsp flour
1/2 tbsp cocoa powder

  • First, place a bowl over a pot of hot water and melt the butter. Then, break the chocolate into pieces and melt it together with the butter.
  • Remove bowl from heat.
  • Next, set oven temperature to 160 C.
  • Then, add coffee (optional) to the chocolate and mix together. Then, add a pinch of salt, pepper, and 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder to the chocolate mixture and stir together.
  • Fill pot with cold water and place the bowl of chocolate on top to cool.
  • Then, whisk egg, sugar, and flour together with a hand mixer. Set aside.
  • While chocolate is cooling, prepare the baking dish by taking some baking paper/parchment paper and placing it in the baking dish to prevent sticking. I used a round spring form cake pan.
  • Finally, check to see if the chocolate is no longer hot and then gradually add the egg mixture to the chocolate mixture and whisk with a hand mixer until it develops and looks airy.
  • Then, pour the cake batter into a baking dish and bake for 40 - 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and let it collapse. If it doesn't on its own you can tap it on a table. If you used a spring form pan, it might be best to remove the spring form from the cake immediately so it collapses more evenly (I didn't do this).
  • Refrigerate after cake cools. Enjoy! :o)
Cake just removed from the oven

Finished collapsed Chocolate Cake

Monday, October 12, 2015

Best Pizza in Amager - Copenhagen, Denmark

The pizza is really good in Copenhagen. It tastes unlike any pizza I have had back home (in Texas), not to say it isn't good back home, but it's different. Maybe it's because the pizza here is often made by Italian immigrants, so it is the real deal. There are other pizza places here that tend to sell more than just pizza, such as burgers, Danish food, shawarma sandwiches, Indian food, Chinese food, etc. If you want really good pizza then stay away from those places. :o)

Since there are so many good pizza places in Copenhagen, I thought I would list my favorite pizza places in each part of the city (in multiple blog posts), and I am going to include Frederiksberg because it's practically Copenhagen hehe.

First, if you are new to Copenhagen, I will give you a little insight on the pizza places here. The Italian run places tend to either only make pizza or make Italian bread, pasta, salad, dessert, and/or sandwiches in addition to pizza. The pizza is almost always thin, and usually comes in two sizes: normal (almindelig) and family size (familie). A normal size pizza can be compared to a medium size thin pizza in the U.S. and a family size pizza is more like a large U.S. pizza. There are usually always lunch specials, and it tends to be a normal size pizza for a cheaper price than usual, and it's only select varieties. This is not to say that the places I will list meet all of this criteria. I am just giving you a rough idea on what is most common here.

So lets start with Amager. Part of Amager is located in what is considered Copenhagen. There are actually a lot of really good pizza places in Amager, believe it or not, but I will just narrow down my list to 5 (in no particular order). :o)

Delle Alpi
Location: Amagerbrogade 17

Delle Alpi has been open since 1998. They sell pizza, pasta dishes, homemade tiramisu, homemade bread, pizza slices, sandwiches, salads, tærter (savoury pies), and gelato ice cream.

The crust on the family size pizza is not super thin, but I like that. So I feel like this pizza is a little bit more filling than normal. The pizza tastes different than most Italian run pizza places here, the crust is very good, has a nice crunch and flavor, and they use fresh ingredients. So if you want something a little bit different than the standard super thin pizza you should try the family size pizza at this place. I am not saying the crust is thick but it just isn't paper thin. :o) I love it!

regular size pizza with pepperoni, mushrooms, and peppers
regular size pizza with pepperoni and buffalo mozzarella
There is limited seating inside (a bar with two chairs) so it is more of a takeaway place.

Pizzeria Sardegna
Location: Gullandsgade 2

Pizzeria Sardegna is a place I found by chance. It is located in the middle of apartment blocks and not on a main street at all, but the pizza is really good. In fact it is so good that I have eaten here a lot now and even have taken my friends. In addition to pizza this place also sells pasta dishes, sandwiches, and gelato ice cream.

What is also neat about this place is that you can eat inside comfortably. There are two tables, and you are provided with a knife and fork and a view of the not so busy street, but it's still nice. The owner is also very smiley, and often sings in Italian while he is making pizzas so you might just get a true Italian experience while here. :o)

Here is a pepperoni pizza I ordered. You might notice this is my favorite pizza topping hehe.

Pepperoni Pizza from Pizzeria Sardegna
Pizzeria Cavallino
Location: Kongedybet 28

Pizzeria Cavallino is located near Amagerbrogade and it is a chain (I just found out). I really like this place too, and actually the Italian bread here is the best I have tasted. The pizza here has a very thin crust, but I promise you won't be disappointed. You can also sit inside and it was recently remodeled so it looks very nice, and cozy. Unlike other pizza places that tend to have bright lights and a fast food atmosphere, this place has a few dark wood tables and candles lit, so it has a more restaurant feel on a small scale.

In addition to pizza, this place also has pasta, sandwiches, homemade bread, salads, italian drinks, and gelato ice cream.

Piccolo Mondo
Location: Holmbladsgade 83

Piccolo Mondo is another one of my favorite pizza places in Amager. I have probably ordered pizza from here more than any other place in Copenhagen. The pizzas are made in a stone oven. The pizza has a thin crust as well. In addition to pizza, this place also has pasta, bread, sandwiches, and gelato ice cream. It is more of a takeaway place, but there are some seats outside.

Pizza with salami, pepperoni, and mushrooms from Piccolo Mondo
Pepperoni Pizza from Piccolo Mondo

Pizza Art Copenhagen
Location: Sundbyøster plads

Last but not least let me tell you about this little gem I recently stumbled upon, Pizza Art Copenhagen. It is located at Sundbyøster plads off of Amagerbrogade and it is a pizza food truck!

Pizza Art Food Truck
By the looks of it I didn't know what to think, but I noticed a lot of people went out of their way to come to this little pizza place, and it sometimes had a bit of a line. This was intriguing considering another pizza place was located just across the street. So I thought it must be good, and when I took a look inside this guy had a pizza stone in there! I had to try it.

Once I did, I realized the pizza tasted amazing. I loved how fresh mozzarella was used, and not only did the crust have a good flavor, but so did the sauce. This just might be my new favorite pizza place in Copenhagen.

I have no idea if it is here all year round, but it is a great place to visit on a nice day. It is located in a square so you can easily have lunch outside on a bench, and there is a playground and small green area nearby.

Pepperoni pizza from Pizza Art Copenhagen
So that is it. My top 5 favorite places to get pizza in Amager. I hope someone enjoyed reading this. Let me know if you have tried any of these places or do you have a different favorite? :)

To check out my top pizza places in Central Copenhagen click here!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Mon Amour - Copenhagen, Denmark

Back in 2014 I ate at a French restaurant in Copenhagen called Mon Amour. It is located near Strøget on Skindergade 22, but a bit off the beaten path, so again very non-touristy. This is always a plus for me, if you haven't noticed. :o)

I recommend that you make a reservation through their online booking system if you want to eat here. The restaurant is only open for dinner, and it can get really busy, but it is really cozy inside, and well worth visiting.

I decided to get the 3 course menu, which I think changes every now and then. I thought the food was very good, but I think next time I eat here I will just order one course. It turned out to be a bit too much food for me, but it was nice to try several things. If you decide to eat at Mon Amour I think it's a good idea to try the 3 course menu, it's a nice experience, and who knows maybe it is not too much food for you. :) It costs 375 dkk ($57) to order a 3 course menu, but compared to other upscale restaurants in Copenhagen, it's actually a really good price.

Vol a vent a la poularde (French pie with free range chicken)

As an appetizer I ordered Vol a vent a la poularde which is a French pie made with free range chicken. I remember at the time this dish was not an option for the menu I ordered, but I was able to pay a little bit extra so I could try it. I don't think substituting is an option anymore.

This was my first time to ever eat free range chicken, and the idea of it sounded great, but I didn't know the flavor of the chicken would be different than what I am used to. It just had a slightly wild flavor, so it's definitely an acquired taste. Apart from that, the dish tasted fine, but I couldn't get past this wild taste. :o/

My favorite dish here was the main course, Steak Frites. It was absolutely delicious. It came with homemade fries, a fresh salad, homemade pepper sauce, and steak. It was the first time I ever had pepper sauce before and it was soooooooo amazing. I tried to make it myself since, but I just couldn't pull it off like this place. Everything was really amazing, and the steak was so tender, cooked perfectly, and fell apart when I ate it. I highly recommend the Steak Frites.

Steak Frites (Steak, Salad, Pepper Sauce, and Fries)

For the dessert I ordered Profiteroles, which are cream puffs with homemade ice cream, and chocolate sauce. It was really good too. :o)

Profitroles (Cream puffs with homemade ice cream and chocolate sauce)

I went to eat here with my boyfriend and he ordered the Soupe de champignons (Mushroom Soup) as an appetizer and creme brulee for dessert. He also really loved his food.

Soupe de champignons (Mushroom Soup)
Creme Brulee

So if you are ever in Copenhagen and want to eat authentic French food, then you should try Mon Amour. I hope to eat here again someday!

Here are some more pictures of the interior.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

How to make a semi-homemade Danish Lagkage

If you ever go to Denmark you will notice that lagkage (layer cake) can probably be found in every bakery. The reason is because it is a traditional celebration/birthday cake here, but just one slice of lagkage at a bakery can cost you around 45 dkk ($7), so if you want a whole lagkage that can be very expensive.

There is a cheaper way, however, to make your own lagkage here and it is way too easy. You can buy a pre-baked lagkagebunde (layer cake bottoms) in both "chocolate" and "light" at any grocery store here and there are several brands to choose from. I like the lyse lagkagebunde by Karen Volf the best.

Then all you have to do is buy whipping cream, jam, and fruit, and you can make your own lagkage. It is a really refreshing cake, and there is actually no particular way to make lagkage. You can choose any fruit you like, any jam, flavor the whipped cream if you want, add cake creme if you like or chocolate ganache, it is up to you. Just remember to put it all between the layers of cake and you have yourself a lagkage. :)

I decided I wanted to make a lagkage with fresh strawberries, raspberry jam (I didn't have strawberry on hand), and whipped cream with vanilla.

This is how I made a semi-homemade Danish lagkage (pictures below). If you want to see a video on it click here:


Cake layers, strawberries, whipping cream, and raspberry jam

First, I made the whipped cream. I prefer freshly whipped cream, and since I am lactose intolerant it is best for me to use lactose free cream. To make homemade whipped cream all you have to do is whisk 1 cup of whipping cream until it is stiff. I added about a teaspoon of vanilla to the whipping cream before I whipped it. A good tip is to use an electric whisk, and turn the bowl upside down once stiff to check if it is ready. If it starts to slide around, keep whipping. :)

freshly whipped cream
Next, I spread a layer of jam on top of the first layer (bottom layer) of cake.

raspberry jam spread on top of bottom layer of cake

Then, I spread a layer of whipped cream on top of the jam. You can make the layers as thick as you want.

layer of whipped cream spread on top of jam

Then, I placed some sliced strawberries on top of the whipped cream. I sliced each strawberry into three layers when I made this lagkage.

I then placed the middle layer of cake on top of the strawberries and repeated the process until all three layers were complete. 

Once complete you should refridgerate the cake, and actually it tastes best the next day because the cake gets more moist over time. This is the finished product. 

Doesn't it look tasty? :) So for around 60 dkk ($9) I was able to make a whole lagkage. If you want to make a layer cake and don't have access to pre-baked cake layers at your grocery store, you can always buy a boxed cake mix or make a cake from scratch. Once baked and cooled, take a perforated knife and carefully divide the cake into three layers. I have done this before myself.

Have you ever made lagkage before? How do you make it and can you buy pre-baked cake to make a layer cake in your country? Let me know in the comments section below. :o)

Flyvergrillen - Kastrup, Denmark

If you ever want to go plane spotting and have some Danish fast food at the same time, then you should check out Flyvergrillen in Amager.

The plane I spotted :)
Flyvergrillen is a "grill bar" as it's called in Denmark located near the airport on Amagerlandevej 290. The best way to get there is by car or motorcycle hehe, so it's probably more of a local hang out.

Parking lot outside Flyvergrillen

There are a lot of choices on the menu from burgers, hot dogs, pita bread sandwiches, and schnitzel to traditional danish food like smørrebrød, hakkebøf, frikadeller and fiskefilleter. You can even order belgium waffles with ice cream, æbleskiver or have a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate. There is a little of everything. :o)

The first time I went to Flyvergrillen it was a nice summer day and pretty crowded, but the service was fast and I was able to find a seat anyways. It is a bit chaotic when busy and pretty cramped inside with limited seating, but there are more places to sit outside, and there is even a playground for kids.

playground and parking lot

I ordered a frankfurter hot dog for 30 dkk with fries for an additional cost when I ate at Flyvergrillen. It was very good. Even though the fries looked like normal frozen fries, they were really crispy and almost tasted homemade. I have to say all of the food looked good, and the prices were cheap, so that's always a plus. :)

frankfurter and fries with mustard and ketchup
It's a really neat and unique place. So you should check it out on a nice summer day, especially if you have children since it can be great fun to just check out all of the planes taking off and landing!

me plane spotting

Also, if you are a tourist on a budget and want to try traditional danish food like smørrebrød it is relatively cheap at this place. I haven't tried it myself here, but it could be a good way to try a variety.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Sweet Giulia - Frederiksberg, Denmark

There is a really nice Italian Chocolate Shop in Denmark called Sweet Giulia that makes homemade italian chocolates, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate, and more. The shop even has a chocolate fountain that is used to make hot chocolate. It is soooo yummy. :) Trust me, I try a lot of hot chocolate hehe.

It is located in Frederiksberg, Denmark on Gammel Kongevej 147, which is close to the center of Copenhagen. So if you are ever in the area or live in Denmark and want to try something different you should check this place out.

There are also deals where you get a variety of your choice of chocolates or cookies for a set price. The hard part is deciding which ones to choose, but it is also very nice to try a variety, not to mention delicious.

Here are some pictures from my visits to Sweet Giulia.

Chocolate Fountain

hot chocolate with fresh whipped cream and cocoa powder

homemade Italian cookies, chocolates, hot chocolate, and cappuccino 

A variety of filled chocolates

chocolate filled with cream nougat, white chocolates with raspberry filling, and dark chocolate with pistachios

My Favorite Danish Pastries

If you visit Copenhagen you will notice there are tons of bakeries. I can name 3 bakeries within one block of my place alone, and that seems to be pretty normal. It is great. :o) Not only is it easy to get freshly baked bread and pastries here, but they are usually made with quality ingredients. The only problem is that Denmark isn't cheap, so a pasty can run you between $2 - $7 for a single serving, and if you want a whole cake? Well, that can be really pricey, depending on the place, of course.

After living here for 5 years you can imagine that I have tried a lot of Danish pastries. So, I have decided to share my favorite ones. Now before I begin, you must know that some of the pastries might be something you find in your own country, but they are also found in pretty much every bakery here so to me they are typical "Danish" pastries. The flavors are all their own, and different from something similar I might have had back home. 

Lets start with Lagkage (Layer Cake). This cake is really popular here and is typically eaten as a birthday/celebration cake. There are many varieties, but it is basically a layer cake made with whipped cream, jam, and some kind of fruit. Since it is so popular and usually expensive to buy a whole Lagkage at a bakery, you can easily assemble lagkage yourself from cake (already baked), whipped cream, fruit, and jam bought from the grocery store here. If you want to learn a bit about how to make this cake click here.  

Lagkage from Lagkagehuset

Next, we have Jordbærtærte (Strawberry Pie). It usually has some kind of pie crust topped with dark chocolate, whipped cream, and strawberries with a layer of gelatin on top. The crust tastes almost like a butter cookie dipped in dark chocolate. It is really yummy. 


My next favorite pastry in Denmark is called Klejner. This isn't the best picture, but it is the long pastry in the back behind the hot chocolate. :) Klejner is only sold around Christmas time and it is deep fried with powdered sugar on top. At first glance it reminds me of an odd shaped piece of funnel cake, but it doesn't taste like funnel cake. It is delicious, and you must try it yourself to figure out what it tastes like to you. I kind of remember it having a slight orange flavor but with a cookie crunch!?! I guess I have to eat it again this Christmas, I just remember it was very good. :)

Hot Chocolate and Klejner at Tivoli

This next dessert that I love is called  Æbleskiver (Apple Slices). It is also found around Christmas time in Denmark, but usually not in a bakery. Instead you can find æbleskiver in an amusement park, frozen at the grocery store, at a Christmas Market, or in a restaurant. Despite the name, however, there are no apples in this dessert. Instead it is a kind of pancake batter fried in a special æbleskiver pan. It is usually served with jam on the side and powdered sugar on top. 

Æbleskiver at a restaurant in Denmark

I also really love Medalje (Medal). Danish desserts tend to have a lot of whipped cream, if you haven't noticed and Medalje is no exception. The name means Medal and it is suppose to resemble a medal looking at it from the top. It is typically two butter cookies with whipped cream in the middle, a chocolate glaze, and fruit on top. I kind of think there is also a layer of cream and jam somewhere in the middle. Regardless, it is so good, but I still haven't figured out how to properly eat Medalje. It can get a bit messy. 

Medalje from Jakob's Bageri

Last but not least, we have the Chokolade Muffin! You might be thinking what is so special about that? Well, a Danish chocolate muffin is usually a really moist, rich chocolately cake, with chunks of chocolate bits inside or on top, but not only that, it has a really special flavor that I can't pin point what it is. Is there a dash of cinnamon in it? or extra vanilla? I have no idea, but I do know that it is soooo good. The picture below is blurry but you get the idea. My favorite place to get this dessert is Lagkagehuset.

Chokolade Muffin at Tivoli
So there you have it, those are my favorite Danish pastries. Are you hungry now? :) Here is a little tip for you. If you want to try Danish pastries in Denmark on a budget, you can find a lot of varieties of pastries at the grocery store in Denmark, and it can be a lot cheaper. Kvickly, for example, makes really good lagkage and medalje, which can sometimes cost between 10 dkk for one piece to 25 dkk for two, if they are on special. Føtex also has a big selection of pastries including a pretty tasty chokolade muffin, although not the best, but pretty good anyways. You can even find even cheaper pastries at netto, fakta, rema 1000, and kiwi, but you must know it's usually cheaper for a reason, but it's not bad nonetheless. :)