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Denmark: Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales & How to Cook Danish ’Æbleskiver’

Hans Christian Andersen: Fairy Tales

Type of activity: Storytelling
Audience age: 4-12
Duration: 60 min
Name of performer: Hans Christian Andersen Storytelling Center | New York Central Park
Website:  www.hcastorycenter.org
Learning areas: Culture, drama, and poetry.

‘The Ugly Duckling’, ‘The Snow Queen’ and ‘The little Mermaid’ are only some of the titles of all the wonderful fairy tales written by the famous Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. On Saturdays, all summer long since 1956, New York children have gathered around Hans Christian Andersen's statue at the Conservatory Pond in Central Park to hear his tales told by a fine ensemble of storytellers. Due to COVID-19, the stories have been told virtually this year, which now enables children from all around the world to dive into Hans Christian Andersen’s fantastic fantasy world.

The Ugly Duckling & The Red Shoes


The Little Mermaid & There is a Difference


 The Snow Queen


Hidden but not Forgotten, She Was Good For Nothing,
The Silver Shilling & The Little Match Girl

The performances on these videos are copyrighted and making copies of or distributing copies of the videos is in violation of law and illegal.

This event is co-hosted by Sitar Arts Center


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How to Cook Danish ’Æbleskiver’

Type of activity: Cooking
Audience age: 6-12
Duration: 60 min (1 minute video)
Name of performer: Jens Fisker (Embassy of Denmark Chef)
Learning areas: Culture and cooking

If you want to learn how to cook the very famous and traditional Danish dish ‘Æbleskiver’ (Pancake Puffs), you should follow the instructions from the Chef at the Embassy of Denmark, Jens Fisker, as he guides you through the video.   

Pancake Puffs are one of the oldest kinds of pastry known in Denmark, and Danes usually eat them at Christmas time when meeting in bigger or smaller groups for some ‘hygge’. So, you have a couple of months for practicing!

Would you like to try out Danish Pancake Puffs? Follow this recipe:


  • 1 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 egg yolk
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 3 egg whites
  • Orange zest and juice from an orange

2020-10-17 00:00:00 2020-12-31 23:59:59 America/New_York Denmark: Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales & How to Cook Danish ’Æbleskiver’ European Union Delegation in the US: Denmark: Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales & How to Cook Danish ’Æbleskiver’ Goethe-Institut Washington, 1990 K Street NW, Suite 03, Washington, DC European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
October 17 - December 31, 2020

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