Over the past two and a half years, we’ve been proud to bring a taste of Danish food culture to Wales. This week however, is a bit special, as we get to bake a traditional Danish cake - known as the Waleskringle - here in Wales for the first time.
The cake - a choux pastry filled with fresh cream and raspberry jam, topped with chocolate icing, cream and fresh fruit - is a real treat, and we’re excited to be able to bake it as we mark of St David’s Day.
The origins of the Wales Kringle are unclear - and we’ve asked many bakers across Denmark about this. One theory suggests that it was first baked in the late 1800s following the marriage in 1863 of Princess Alexandra of Denmark to the then Prince Of Wales, Edward, son of Queen Victoria. Alexandra later become queen-consort Queen Alexandra when Edward become King Edward VII following the death of Queen Victoria in 1901.
However, we’re open to any further suggestions or theories. It’s clear that many in Denmark know the cake, even if they don’t know it’s origins. But we’re happy to create a new tradition for it, here in Wales, on St David’s Day. Enjoy/Mwynhewch!