Sunday, 1 September 2013


Delicious Danish pastries have become popular in many parts of the world. These sweet rolls are rich, flaky and often iced.

Because of the name of popular pastry, the Danish is frequently assumed to originate in Denmark. In fact, the Danish actually originated from Austria.

It was because of the pastry’s massive popularity in Denmark that it was called the “Danish.” Today, the Danish remains one of the most popular goods sold at bakeries. In Denmark, the word for pastry is “wienerbrod”, or “Viennese bread.

The ingredients include flour, milk, yeast, eggs, and copious amounts of butter or margarine.The Danish can be topped with chocolate, sugar and icing and may be stuffed with either jam fruits or custard. Shapes are numerous including circle with filling in the middle, figure- eights, spirals and the pretzel-like kringles. In UK, various ingredients such as jams, custard apricots, raisins, flaked almonds, pecans or caramelized toffee are placed on or within sections of divided dough, which is then baked. Cardamom is often added to increase the aromatic sense of sweetness. Such a heavenly taste, is addicted for sure.

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