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Veiled peasant girl | Bondepige Med Slør

Danish dessert - recipe for “Veiled Peasant Girl”!

The veiled peasant girl is a very famous dessert in Denmark. In Danish it is called “bondepige med slør”, literally translated “peasant girl with veil”. The ingredients are layered in a small glass and a whipped cream serves as a "veil". The veiled peasant girl is not at all complicated to make and if you like black bread, you will always have most of the ingredients at home, so that the dessert can be prepared quickly if guests spontaneously register for afternoon tea or coffee.

Ingredients for the veiled peasant girl

4 apples (approx. 600g)
10 cl apple juice (ideally naturally cloudy)
2 packets of vanilla sugar
4 teaspoons of sugar
½ lemon or ready-made lemon juice for a small splash of lemon juice
250g pumpernickel (or other black bread)
35g butter
2 tbsp sugar
250g whipped cream
approx. 100g raspberry jam

Tip for the impatient: If you want it to be quick, you can also use ready-made spray cream instead of whipped cream and vanilla sugar and ready-made applesauce instead of apples, apple juice, sugar and lemon juice.

Preparation time:20 minutes
Waiting period: 30 minutes

Preparation - This is how the veiled peasant girl is made

First, the apples are cut into coarse cubes and boiled once with apple juice, 4 teaspoons of sugar, a packet of vanilla sugar and a small splash of lemon juice from half a lemon and boiled for approx. 5-10 minutes while stirring several times. If it is too sweet or too sour for you, you can also add a little more flavor here, but please be careful with the lemon juice. Then this apple compote has to cool down and then it is made into applesauce with a hand blender. At this point you can determine how fine or coarse the purée remains. So that the applesauce cools down faster, it is best to transfer it to another bowl.

During the time when the apple compote cools down, you can devote yourself to the pumpernickel or black bread. This is finely crumbled and seared or caramelized in the pan with the butter and sugar. First you put the butter in the pan. When this is melted you stir in the sugar and only then add the breadcrumbs to the pan. Then this bread mass has to cool down first. For this you also put them in a new bowl. That way they get cold faster.

When everything is cold, stratification can begin. First put some of the caramelized bread into the dessert glass, then some of the applesauce and then some raspberry jam over it. Now some of the applesauce again and, as the last layer, some of the breadcrumbs again. You can of course determine the amount yourself. I just took a nice drinking glass and layered the ingredients like this:
2 tbsp breadcrumbs
2 tbsp applesauce
1 tbsp raspberry jam
1 tbsp applesauce
1 tbsp breadcrumbs

Now the peasant girl has to get her veil. To do this, whip the cream with the vanilla sugar and then put a cap on each layered dessert glass. The veiled peasant girl is best served chilled. For example, you can put the glass with the different layers in the refrigerator for another half an hour before “veiling” and then put the whipped cream on it or the veil just before serving.