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’!
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!
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!)