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Fastelavnsbolle with Remonce and Raspberry Cream

It is that time of year again, time for Danish Fastelavn. I have written about the details of this fun children’s holiday before and I have baked the traditional Fastelavnsboller which you ca…

Making homemade Fastelavnsris (Fastelavn gifts)

Danish Carnival essential – a Fastelavnsris

Aebleskiver (Danish Pancakes) Allrecipes.com

Aebleskiver (Danish Pancakes) - I used white flour instead of wheat, it was yum! Only recipe I found that called for milk instead if buttermilk. Used the aebleskiver pan I got for Christmas!

How to make the perfect Aebleskiver (Danish Pancakes)

How to make the perfect pancake

It’s Pancake Day, which means around the country people face the daunting prospect of throwing food up in the air as well as simply cooking it.

Fastelavnsboller, or Fat Tuesday Buns -- grandmother's recipe (in English) from Maria's Daisies

Fastelavnsboller, or Fat Tuesday Buns -- grandmother's recipe (in English) from Maria's Daisies

Raslen (trick or treat). During Fastelavn Danish children will go door to door in their neighbourhood and beg and sing for fastelavnsboller, candy or money

Raslen (trick or treat). During Fastelavn Danish children will go door to door in their neighbourhood and beg and sing for fastelavnsboller, candy or money

Shrovetide Peters Hus. The Danish word for Shrovetide (‘fastelavn’), which was originally an adult festival, actually means ‘fast-evening’ and referred to the evening before the Christian Lent, which began on (Ash) Wednesday. Read more here: http://denmark.dk/en/meet-the-danes/traditions/shrovetide/

Shrovetide Peters Hus. The Danish word for Shrovetide (‘fastelavn’), which was originally an adult festival, actually means ‘fast-evening’ and referred to the evening before the Christian Lent, which began on (Ash) Wednesday. Read more here: http://denmark.dk/en/meet-the-danes/traditions/shrovetide/

Happy Fastelavn! Pictures over time

by Irina Troitskaya whimsical woodland folk art ceramic or papier mache bear and bird sculpture

Petunika: Fastelavn decorations (in Danish, but you can follow these easy directions without translating!)

Petunika: Fastelavn decorations (in Danish, but you can follow these easy directions without translating!)

pictures of a Fastelavn parade from 2013

pictures of a Fastelavn parade from 2013