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Events Summer 2020

This year's events don't require any sign up. The link for the event will be available here and in the official Facebook group. All events are free with no maximum amount of participants. Invite your classmates and enjoy our social activities!

Beer Culture

Who knew beer culture was even a thing? In Denmark it's become a hobby for many, brewing it, reading about it and of course drinking it. Even if you've never had a sip you're more than welcome at this event, no prior experience or knowledge is required.

Date: 9/7

Time: 15:00

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Aarhus' hidden places

Aarhus has been named the smallest big city. Why? Because it has everything from beaches, to forests to cobblestoned shopping streets. Our local guide will take you to the hidden gems of Aarhus City. Experience Aarhus right from your home.

Date: 30/7

Time: 15:00

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Pub Quiz

No plans for the weekend? No need to worry, we've got the entertainment covered! We are planning a fun pub quiz and everyone with an internet connection is invited. There will of course be great prizes to the winners.

The Kingdom of Denmark

In Denmark we celebrate the Queen's birthday, as if she was part of our own family. At New Years we gather around to watch her make the annual speech, holding our breath whenever she makes a pause. The Danish monarchy is over 1200 years old, but maintains its relevancy by adding new traditions like Royal Run. The Kingdom includes Denmark, as well as the autonomous regions of Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Learn about the Kingdom of Denmark and what Danish royal life is like.

Date: 6/8

Time: 15:00

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Bingo

This is not just your ordinary bingo at a senior citizen home. Invite your classmates to a game of bingo, we'll make sure the winning prizes are good!

Learn about the Vikings

Did you know, when the Vikings settled Aarhus back in the days, they named it Aros. Usually we invite participants to the world's biggest Viking moot taking place right here in Aarhus. Despite cancellation, we would still like to give you an opportunity to learn more about the seaborne pirates from Scandinavia.

Date: 23/7

Time: 15:00

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Danish Pastries

Denmark is famous for its pastries and we would like to give you a taste. What is another cake in our already sky high consumption of sweets these days anyway? The original Danish pastry requires 27 layers of dough. Don't worry, we'll make sure even amateur bakers can join. A list of ingredients will be available beforehand.

Date: 16/7

Time: 15:00

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Recipe:

 

Hindbærsnitter – directly translated to raspberry slices or bars - are a Danish favorite to accompany a cup of coffee in the afternoon. It is a simple treat consisting of two layers of baked short crust dough parted by raspberry jam and decorated with white icing. It’s a simple cake to bake but it’s really tasty!

 

Ingredients

Short crust dough

250 grams plain flour

150 grams butter, cold – we recommend the Danish Lurpak

70 grams icing sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tbsp water

 

Raspberry jam

350 grams raspberry (frozen or fresh)

Juice from half a lemon

125 grams sugar

1 tbsp water

 

Icing

200 grams icing sugar

1 tbsp hot water

Sprinkles or freeze-dried raspberries to decorate

Instructions:

Combine all the ingredients for the short crust dough in a bowl to a homogeneous dough. Try to work as little with the dough as possible. Leave the dough to rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

 

In the meantime, slowly heat raspberries, sugar, lemon juice and water in a pan. Let it boil for 7-10 minutes. Leave to cool.

 

Cut the dough in two equally sized pieces. On a slightly floured surface roll out each of the dough pieces to approx. 30x30 cm. Also feel free to use any other shape for your pastry. Transfer the pastry onto a baking sheet and gently leave to rest in the fridge for another 15 minutes.

 

Prick holes in the dough using a fork to prevent the dough from rising during baking. Bake the short crust dough for 10-12 minutes in the oven at 180 C/350F. Leave the baked pastry to cool.

 

On the slightly warm pastry, add the jam and spread out evenly all over one of the pastries. Carefully add the second pastry on top so it lines up with the first.

 

Prepare your icing by adding icing sugar to a bowl and add 1-2 tablespoons of hot water. You may need more water than this. Stir, adding more water if needed, until you have a thick icing with the texture of a thick syrup. Use a spatula to smear the icing across the top once the pastry is completely cool. Quickly decorate with sprinkle or freeze-dried raspberries.

 

Enjoy!

Board Games

The Danes love to “hygge” and a board game challenge with some good friends is a good way to do it. The word hygge means a cosy and friendly feeling you get when you’re around people or things you like. If you want to experience a part of what Danish hygge can be, you should join us for an online board game. It’s up to you to decide whether you want to challenge your classmate or, if you want to stand together for a united victory.

Experience Danish Food Culture

Do you want to try an open-faced sandwich? Originally, the name is “smør” and “brød” (butter and bread) and consists of a piece of buttered rye bread, a dense, dark brown bread. The topping is called “pålæg”, which literally means on-lay, and can be a variety of cold cuts, for example meat slices, sliced vegetables or fruit, cheese, spreads, fish, eggs and much more. It may sound really weird but we promise it is good! We have invited one of our favorite locals to come and tell you a little about Danish Food Culture.

Date: 13/8

Time: 15:00

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