Friday, 30 August 2013

Great Dane-ish Pastries! (Part Two - Frøsnapper)

Last time I introduced you to my all-time favourite Danish pastry, the Spandauer. Not to be confused with my other favourite Spandauer…Martin Kemp, hee hee! And swoon! ;)

Today we have….en frøsnapper – a ‘seed snapper’!

En frøsnapper - a frog snapper!

Frø is the Danish word for ‘seed’ and – as you can see from the above – this Danish pastry certainly lives up to its name, catching all the sesame and poppy seeds that cross its path. [The name did confuse me at first though, because frø is also the Danish word for 'frog'...] As you can also see from the above, it’s a bit of a whopper – a long, low log – and doesn’t fit onto a normal sideplate.

Now, you might think – selvfølgelig – that it doesn’t look particularly sweet. There isn’t any icing, jam or obvious custardy cream type stuff. But don’t been fooled because it has a very sweet and sticky bottom! And you’ll also need to watch out (or at least come prepared) if you’re planning to eat one of these at a café or wandering around town. Because all those little seeds are going to get stuck right into your teeth. So bring a toothbrush, avoid completely or enjoy behind closed doors! ;)

Seeds galore!

FRØSNAPPER – The final verdict!

Sweetness: 3 out of 5
Messiness: 5 out of 5,
Current price: approx. Dkr 9 ($1.61 or £1.04)


Join me next time for more wonderful. wonderful Dane-ish pastries!

Velbekomme! (Bon appétit!)

Diane :)

1 comment:

Susie Simerly said...

This really made me laugh. I found this website because I'm looking for a recipe. Reading this really tickled my tummy! Thanks.

I was in Denmark for my second visit in January 2014 and look forward to going back again.