La Chandeleur, Candlemass, or as we say in Denmark Kyndelmisse or Kjørmes. One of my Facebook friends posted about the French tradition of eating crêpes on La Chandeleur, and I was planning to whip up some batter and bake some for dessert - but then I somehow came across an article about the tradition here on Funen - Eating heavy pancakes with æbleflæsk ('applebacon' is the best word I can think of).
A sucker for history and old traditions, of course I had to find a recipe and serve this dish for my family!
Thus, today's menu was pumpkin soup with creme fraiche, and kjørmespandekager med æbleflæsk.
Anna took over baking the pancakes, so I had plenty time to take a couple of photos, and see to the 'applebacon'.
I really like this dish - the pancake batter contains cinnamon, which complements the apples, and the acid and lard of the 'applebacon' balance each other nicely.
It is a heavy dish, though, better not served on a hot day - but on a winter's evening like today: Great!
If I had had a nice cold dark beer, it would have topped up the experience, but I shall just have to remember that for the next time!
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