Danish vegan raspberry dessert (hindbærsnitter)

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Danish pastries are great! Danish vegan desserts and pastries are even better. A Danish has basically become a verb referring to the what the Danes call a “spandauer”, which was actually brought to them by the Austrians. When I first moved to Denmark, I was not a big fan of Danish food, but one thing that would always make me happy was their pastries. I come from a country where celebrations usually equal cake, but in this case, cake equals pastry.

When I was working in a café/bakery when I first moved to Denmark we had hindbærsnitter leftover almost every day and let me tell you this – I gained 3 kg after a month of working there.

The Danish word kage (cake) itself is used all the time referring to anything sweet. The word for cookies is literally translated to small cakes and you can imagine the look on my face when people told me they are bringing cake and showed up with cookies and pastries. Still happy, but definitely not what I was imagining. Danish vegan desserts have a special place in my heart since they are the first vegan desserts I tried – I recommend you give them a chance if you can.

I really hope to be able to share more Danish dessert recipes as many of them can easily be veganized.

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I know it is quite annoying when the blogger writes their whole life story before giving the recipe so without further talk, enjoy this veganized recipe for one of my favorite Danish vegan raspberry desserts. In order to make this recipe a bit more accessible I will offer some alternatives so that you can find all ingredients locally.

danish vegan raspberry dessert

Danish Raspberry Dessert (made vegan)

One of the most classical Danish desserts called hindbærsnitte turned vegan! One of my all time favorites and pretty easy to make.
Servings 14 pieces

Ingredients
  

For the raspberry jam (you can also use store bought to save time)

  • 2 tbsp potato flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2.5 tbsp water
  • 1.5 cups raspberries or another berry of choice

For the dough/pastry

  • 1 3/4 cups regular flour
  • 60 / 8 ml/ oz water
  • 150/ 5 ml/oz vegan butter
  • ¾ cup sugar

Frosting

  • 1 ¼ cup icing sugar
  • 50 / 7 ml / oz water

Optional toppings

  • frozen raspberries
  • sprinkles
  • anything else you like

Instructions
 

Making the marmalade

  • Cook the frozen berries and sugar together under low heat.
  • Mix water and the potato flour together and pour it where the berries and sugar are cooking.
  • Let the mixture cook 4-5 minutes while stirring and then let it cool off.

Making the dough

  • Put the water in a big bowl and add all the ingredients in.
  • After you mix everything together, use your hands to knead the dough a bit.
  • You can roll the dough out on a flat surface right away but it is best if you let it cool off in the fridge for at least half an hour. If you don't have the time you can just roll it out.
  • Roll out the dough as long as a piece of a baking sheet, it should end up being quite thin, maybe 1-2 cm.
  • Bake it under 180°C/360°F for around 15-17 minutes.
  • When it is ready, cut it out into squares immediately and then let it cool off.

Putting it all together

  • Put marmalade on one of the dough pieces and then close with another one.
  • Put frosting on top and then optionally decorate with sprinkles, raspberry pieces or whatever else you like!

Frosting

  • Mix the icing sugar and water together under low heat.
  • The frosting is ready! Keep in mind it will harden as soon as it cools off so make it as a last thing when you are ready to immediately pour it on top of your desserts.
  • Also remember to put your additional toppings before the frosting has hardened so they can remain on top.

Hope you enjoy this recipe and please let me know how it went. If you happen to visit Denmark, you can check out lots of cool vegan places around the city. I personally recommend you don’t miss out on visiting Cafe Kaf which offers so many amazing vegan pastries and cakes!

Hindbaersnitter are some of the first Danish pastries I ever tried when I moved to Denmark (Danish raspberry dessert). I definitely recommend you try them out if you are visiting Denmark. You can find some in Landbageriet – a plant-based bakery in the heart of the city.

Is there a Danish dessert recipe you want to see a vegan version of? Let me know and I will try it out and let you know how it went.

More about Danish Hindbærsnitter

  • A similar dessert to Danish Hindbærsnitter is known as Alexandertorte. The dessert was created to commemorate a visit of Tsar Alexander III in Riga, Latvia.
  • Hindbærsnitter are a very common dessert in Denmark which you can find in most bakeries. If you are visiting Copenhagen, you can find a vegan version in Landbageriet.

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