Monday, December 20, 2010

Tip 2 - A Danish pastry is not a Danish pastry

One of my first thoughts and that of most when thinking of Denmark was the Danish pastry.  I was so excited to be coming to the homeland of seriously yummy pastries. Little did I know that the Danish pastry is not actually a Danish pastry but rather it is Austrian (Viennese) brought over to Denmark by some Danish bakers working in Vienna.

That is why, in Denmark the 'Danish pastry' is actually still called to this day "wienerbrød"- translated to Vienna bread. Do not worry though, if you ask for a Danish pastry the people in the bakery will give you a little smile and  place the delicious golden pastry with jam or custard topped with icing on your plate - and all is still good in the world.

1 comment:

  1. Well hello Miss H. I am enjoying your updates thus far and am now wondering if your search for a decent coffee has been as successful as that for pastry. I also need to know if you bought the must have boots!