Apple dessert with honey-roasted rye bread
There are many good things to say about apples. They are juicy, crunchy, healthy and they are in season right now.
The Vikings enjoyed wild apples and were also aware of the benefits of eating apples. In Norse mythology, Idun is the goddess of youth and guards the precious apples which make all the gods and goddesses stay forever young.
On the Viking farm in Ribe VikingeCenter they also have wild apples and like to use them in their cooking. They add a certain freshness to both sweet and savoury dishes.
This apple dessert is a traditional Danish dish.
Recipe for 4 people
Apple sauce made from 500 g apples and 1-2 tablespoons water. Vikings, who do not know of white sugar, like a tangy apple sauce. For a special sauce you could sweeten it with a bit of mead.
Whipped cream made from 250 ml cream.
For the honey-roasted rye bread crumble:
4 slices of dry rye bread, crumbled
1 handful oats
1 handful hazelnuts, chopped
70 g butter
70 g honey
Mix the crumbled rye bread with oats and nuts.
Melt the butter and honey in a pan and cook for about 10 minutes until golden and toffee-like. Be careful as it gets very hot and is likely to boil over. Add the rye bread mixture and let it cook over medium heat for another 5-10 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a plate and leave to cool completely.
Chop the rye bread mixture as coarse or fine as you like. Arrange the desserts in small bowls or on plates. First some of the apple sauce, then some of the honey-roasted rye bread and lastly a dollop of whipped cream. Sprinkle with chopped hazelnuts.