Danish Pastry Traditions - 5 Traditional Danish Pastries You MUST Try

What are the Danish pastry traditions?

The traditional Danish pastry is highly recognized work in Denmark and it's almost a whole culture of itself. Our pastry chefs use time-honed techniques and classic Danish flavors to produce our traditional Danish pastries. Each pastry is carefully hand-crafted to achieve the perfect lamination, texture, and authentic taste that Danes have come to expect from Ole & Steen. Baked throughout the day, Ole & Steen pastries are as delicious in the afternoon as they are in the morning.

Ole and steen Cinnamon social slice
Ole and Steen cinnamon social

Cinnamon Social™

Comforting cinnamon, chocolate and old-fashioned Cinnamon Social™ are the height of hygge. Our signature pastry, Cinnamon Social™ are layered pastry dough, soft flavorful fillings, and topped with just the right amount of icing or sugar. Cinnamon Social™ are made to be shared with good company or enjoyed by the slice at any time of day.

Vanilla Or Raspberry Spandauer

A spandauer is an airy piece of pastry and our spandour is baked with light, flaky pastry, and filled with either vanilla custard or raspberry inside and topped with chopped hazelnuts. It is typically eaten for breakfast, but is also often eaten with your afternoon coffee.

Ole and steen spanduaer
Ole and steen cinnamon swirl

Cinnamon Swirl

There is a great tradition in Denmark for the famous Cinnamon Swirl. Our true Danish cinnamon swirl is baked with a base of flaky pastry with cinnamon paste, vanilla custard and topped with icing. This is a Danish classic and a must try if you want a real Danish treat.

Chocolate Swirl

Our chocolate swirl has roots in the cinnamon swirl, but with a twist of chocolate. It is baked with the same flaky pastry base, but with brown sugar instead of cinnamon, custard and it's topped with chocolate icing. This makes a perfect midday snack or goes fantastic on the breakfast table for something sweet.

Ole and steen chocolate swirl
Ole and steen traditional butter croissant


Our croissant doesn't need much explanation, it's a croissant in it's best form. It's an amazing traditional butter croissant, that you can spice up as much as you want. Take it home and fill it with chocolate, or enjoy it with butter and ham.