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Authentic Danish Pastry

This is a wonderful pretzel shaped Danish pastry. With a delicious filling made from butter, brown sugar and marzipan. Topped with pearl sugar and chopped hazelnuts for the incredible crunch.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Proof2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 35 mins
Course: Desert, Snack
Cuisine: Danish
Keyword: authentic danish pastry, danish, danish pastry, kringle, pretzel pastry
Servings: 2 pretzels
Calories: 4120kcal
Author: Unknown



  • 2 dl lukewarm water
  • 300 gram margarine
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3 egg
  • 450 gram all-purpose flour
  • tsp salt


  • 225 gram brown sugar
  • 225 gram butter
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 200 gram raisins
  • 150 gram marzipan



  • Add water, yeast, margarine cut into ½ inch cubes, sugar and salt to a bowl. Cover with a dish towel and leave on the kitchen counter for 30 minutes
  • Add flour and mix it together
  • Flour your work space liberally, knead the dough thoroughly, add as much flour as needed so that you have a nice cohesive dough, slightly sticky
  • Put back in the bowl. Cover with a dish towel and let is proof for one hour
  • Put butter, brown sugar, marzipan and cardamom into a bowl. Massage it with your fingers until it is completely combined
  • Flour the work space extra liberally. You don't want the dough to stick to the table. Flatten the dough into a rectangle and roll it to about 1 meter x 12 cm, 3 feet by 5 inches
  • Put the filling in the middle of the rectangle. Sprinkle raisins over top and close the pastry at the ends
  • Fold the upper flap of the dough down over the filling.
  • Crack an egg into a bowl and beat it thoroughly. Brush the lower part of the dough.
  • Fold the lower part of the dough over the filling. Tap it with the palm of your hand to seal it.
  • Move the dough to two different sheet pans lined with parchment paper.
  • Shape each of the dough pieces into a pretzel. 
  • Turn on your oven to 220°C/430°F and leave to rise for 30 minutes under a cloth or cling film
  • Brush the pretzels with beaten egg. Sprinkle with pearl sugar and chopped hazelnuts
  • Bake them separately. 
  • Bake for 5 minutes then turn down to 180°C/350°F and bake for 10 minutes more. Watch it and take it out if it gets too brown
  • Take out of the oven and let cool on a wire rack.



Serving: 1pretzel | Calories: 4120kcal | Carbohydrates: 424g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 256g | Saturated Fat: 88g | Cholesterol: 487mg | Sodium: 4151mg | Potassium: 1802mg | Fiber: 18g | Sugar: 159g | Vitamin A: 8535IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 337mg | Iron: 17.7mg