A frøsnapper is a Danish twist pastry served with poppy seeds and sesame seeds on top. One bite into the golden brown puff pastry will reveal a sweet, flaky texture that's simply perfect with a cup of coffee on the side. Even better, this Danish pastry is quick and easy to make.
I first tried frøsnapper during our holiday in Denmark and fell in love with it. Such a simple concept that works so well for a quick breakfast. Furthermore, the frøsnapper is fluffy, filled with a sugar and butter content and presented in such a gorgeous twist sprinkled with seeds on top. You will find frøsnapper everywhere in Denmark and for your daily dose of hygge, simply make them and enjoy them with a coffee on the side. Your home will also smell like a bakery, so that's extra points for making these sweet Danish twists.
What are frøsnapper?
Frøsnapper or frosnapper are Danish twists. They are baked goods made with laminated dough (puff pastry dough), filled with sugar and butter and decorated with poppy and sesame seeds. You can find a variety of frøsnapper filled with poppyseed filling, jam, custard or even nuts. But the best way to make this Danish pastry is to keep it super simple.
They are rapid and easy to make, and we served them to friends who paid us a last-minute visit. This is how great they are for parties and gatherings. This traditional Danish pastry is so recognizable thanks to their twisted shape and toppings.
Ingredients for frøsnapper
You have two options to make the perfect frøsnapper. You can either make your own pastry dough or you can purchase a ready to bake dough from the shop. The good news is that these pastries are just as delicious when made with store bought pastry dough.
I recommend purchasing a vegan puff pastry from your local shop.
You will also need unsalted butter (vegan) and a little sugar.
Add poppy seeds and sesame seeds to your shopping list and you are basically ready to make the best Danish pastry ever. How easy is that?
How to make frøsnapper
Frøsnapper are so effortless to make. First you will want to preheat the oven.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Meanwhile, mix the butter with the sugar and using a hand held mixer, mix until they are fully incorporated and you get a sort of creamy consistency. It will look like a fluffy butter.
I like to use a fully rolled puff pastry dough, and I recommend that you do the same. This way there's no need to involve the rolling pin and try to get the perfect rectangle.
Have the puff pastry dough on your counter with the short sides facing you.
Add your butter-sugar mix to the bottom half of the dough.
Leave the other half of the dough as it is. Now fold the dough down to cover the cream entirely. You can use your fingers to smooth the edges.
Sprinkle the poppy seeds on top of the dough and gently press on them to ensure they stick to the dough.
Turn the dough around and now sprinkle with sesame seeds. Gently press to ensure they stick to the dough.
Now make straight cuts lengthwise down the dough. You should get 6 even strips.
Lift each strip and twist twice, then place on the baking sheet.
Wonderful, your frøsnapper are now ready to be baked in the centre of the oven for about 10-15 minutes until they are golden brown and ready to be eaten. Puff pastry can burn rapidly so do make sure you keep an eye on your frøsnapper while they are baking.
Allow them to cool just a little, then dig right in. They taste so good, you are going love their crisp flaky exterior and delicious sweet interior. The poppy seed is there to give your frøsnapper a slight nutty taste with the perfect crunchy texture. The sesame seeds add extra nutty flavour and are perfect for adding to the texture of your pastry. Besides, both seeds are healthy so that's always bonus points for using them.
That's it, you are now ready to try this recipe and make the perfect frøsnapper.
This recipe has been developed entirely by Yuzu Bakes. Any resemblance with other recipes is purely coincidental.