Dansk Mjød Mead Cooking Recipes

by Wooden Cork

Dank Mjod mead recipes for cooking

Mead is becoming more and more poplar and not just at Renaissance Faires. But what is mead? 

In short, mead is honey wine. It’s honey and water fermented by yeast, but it can also be flavored with fruits, spices, grains and/or hops. It’s its own distinct category, somewhere between beer and wine. You’d sip it like a beer, wine, or cider. 

Mead is like beer and not like beer; it’s like wine and not like wine. Mead tends to be a bit stronger than beer.

So other than drinking this delightful beverage you can do a lot of other things with it too - like cook! 
Our favorite mead company Dansk Mjød has created some delicious recipes using their meads in pretzels, marinating meats, creating cheeses, and more! Below you'll find our favorites and a link to their site with many more ideas!

Use mead in cooking for a new experience

The Brewmaster's Pretzel

Pretzles and mead comes together according to the mead traditions. This is how the brewmaster of Dansk Mjød makes his pretzels:
600 g. flour
70 g margarine
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp sugar
70 g yeast
4 eggs
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1 dl cream
1 dl water

Mix flour, salt, sugar and cumin seeds and crumble the margarine in to the mixture. Mix the yeast well with the cream, water and eggs. Combine the yeast mix with the crumbled mix and leave the dough to raise. After 30 minutes make 24 pretzels. The pretzels are brushed with egg and sprinkled with cumin seeds. Leave the pretzels to raise for another 30 minutes before baking them at 200 gr. in 12 - 15 min.

Mead fromage

4 egg yolks
100 g. granulated sugar
6 sheets of gelatin
1 tsp. ginger
2,5 dl mead
Orange peel (1 orange)
Juice from 1 orange
3 dl cream
2 egg whites

Whip egg yolks and the granulated sugar to a white mass. Add ginger, orange peel and juice. Whip the egg whites and cream. Heat up the mead. Then dissolve the gelatine into the mead. When the mix is cold stir it in the egg yolk mix. When it curdles whip in the egg white whipped cream. Put the fromage in a bowl and dress with whipped cream.  

Mead marinaded pork chops

8 Pork chops
1 tsp sage
2 dl mead
Salt and pepper
Oil for frying
4 apples in slices
1 can of apricots
1 can of mushrooms 
1 dl cream

The pork chops are placed in a marinade of mead and sage in 6-8 hours. The pork chops are then grilled on the pan with oil and seasoned with salt, pepper and paprika. The apple slices, apricots and mushrooms are grilled in the leftover grease and placed over the pork chops in an ovenproof dish. The pan is boiled of with the marinade, 2 dl apricot juice, 1 stock cube and approx. 1 dl heavy cream. The mix is added poured over the pork chops. The dish is placed in the oven at 185 gr. in approx. 20 min.

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