To change the pastries a bit, I offer you a more compatible recipe to prepare our “Summer bodies”!
Finally something with an easy-to-say name for non-Danes!
This is pressgurka
At the same time, pressgurka is not Danish, it is a Swedish recipe. It literally means pressed cucumber and as its name suggests, it is pressed cucumber that is marinated in vinegar and sugar.
Personally, I do it very often. I use it to accompany my meat or fish, every time I organize a barbecue. It’s fresh, light and really easy to prepare, although you have to do it a little in advance.
- 1 cucumber
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 100ml water
- 4 tablespoons of white vinegar
- 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- Cut the cucumber into thin slices using a mandolin.
- Place the cucumber slices in a colander and coat them with salt.
- Place a dish on the cucumber and add a weight on top (for example 2 kg of flour) and let it drain for 1 hour.
- Boil the water and stir in the vinegar and sugar. Stir until the sugar dissolves.
- Leave to cool and add the dill.
- Remove the weight from the cucumber and squeeze it by hand.
- Transfer the cucumber slices to a large bowl or a glass jar and pour the mixture of water, vinegar, sugar and dill over them.
- Mix well.
- Refrigerate for 3 hours before serving.
A jar usually lasts 3 or 4 days when I’m alone, there must be 8 portions I think.
I hope you’ll like it!
Take care of yourself and your loved ones! See you soon.