Great Dane-ish Pastries! (Part Three - Snegle)

Last time we looked at the frøsnapper – a ‘seed snapper’ - guaranteed to leave you with black and white bits between your teeth.

Today we have en kanelsnegl (a ‘cinnamon snail’) and it comes a very close second to my all-time fave (which you met in Part One – en spandauer).

It’s a good choice for eating on the hoof because a) it doesn’t contain seeds that fall off, b) it doesn’t contain jam or creamy stuff that can fall out of it and c) it’s more of a bread than a flaky pastry, so it doesn’t leave crumbs all over your clothes. Though – like it’s animal namesake – it will leave behind a sticky trail, so you’ll still need your wits about you. Here’s one I bought at the station – which I ate in about three bites ;)

En kanelsnegl ('cinnamon snail') from the underground station

But if you are really hungry. Or just feeling extravagant. Then you need to try en direktørsnegl (a ‘director’s snail’). Also goes by the name høj snegl (‘tall snail’). Which contains all of the above, plus whatever the baker thinks is fit for a boss. In this case some slivered almonds, chocolate and white icing…

En direktørsnegl ('director's snail')
Yup, the direktørsnegl is not for the faint-hearted – this is a real whopper. It’s not only larger in circumference than your regular garden snail…it’s also very tall. The kind that requires a knife to cut it into smaller pieces!

A tall order...
Whew, I need a glass of water…

SNEGLE – The final verdict!

Sweetness: 4 out of 5
Messiness: 3 out of 5,
Current price: approx. Dkr 13 ($2.30 or £1.47) – KANELSNEGL
Dkr 15 ($2.65 or £1.69) – DIREKTØRSNEGL

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

Diane :)