One of the great things to do when you go to someplace you’ve never been before is to taste to local cuisine. (Or so I can guess, being a person who hasn’t done much traveling or gone much of anywhere out of my normal experience in my life; I suppose I am not one to say much on the subject. But that’s why I’m away, is it not?) My family has been trying to find the tastes of Denmark, through eating stinky cheeses (though I think tasting and shunning would be a more accurate description of our experiences with them), going to local restaurants (a little bit more often then we should), and enjoying pastry Sundays.
We’ve just finished our first week here (on Friday), and today we went into town and got some treats, for it is one of these fabled pastry Sundays! We got this bread called kanelstang (which means cinnamon stick), and these intriguing pastries called chokolade snegle. The kanelstang wasn’t much of a stick- it was more of a loaf, with nuts and chocolate and cake frosting drizzled on top. It was quite good, and I might just get it again when we get the chance.
The other pastries, the chokolade snegle, were very interesting, and as I’m sure you may have guessed, chokolade snegl means chocolate snail. They were made of thin cinnamon cake bands twisted into a spiral, with chocolate frosting. Now, I can tell you they were good, I mean, from that description you could’ve told me they were good, but still I feel it is my job to explain. They had a nice crunch, and the chocolate frosting would partially melt in the warm sunlight, and it would all mix in your mouth. And, well, I basically ate sugar for breakfast.