Øllebrød

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Øllebrød
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A bowl of cooked Øllebrød, served with whipped cream and a drizzle of orange zest.
Type Porridge
Place of origin Denmark
Main ingredients Rugbrød scraps, beer (typically hvidtøl)
Variations Sugar, lemon or orange
Cookbook: Øllebrød  Media: Øllebrød

Øllebrød is a traditional Danish dish. It is a porridge made of rugbrød and beer, typically hvidtøl, and it is a thrifty dish.

Traditionally, bread scraps are used for Øllebrød so as not to waste any bread that would otherwise get trashed. The idea originated from monastic living, when monks would dip their bread into hot beer.[citation needed] Formerly, Øllebrød would be served unsweetened, sometimes accompanying all three meals throughout the day. Nowadays, it is mostly sweetened with sugar and eaten for breakfast.

In modern times, instant powder mixes for making Øllebrød have become commercially available.

Øllebrød is usually served with plain milk, but sometimes whipped cream is used instead. Traditional recipes sometimes flavour the porridge with either lemon or orange.

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