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Now I don't have a sweet-tooth. And were I taking advise on something yummy for dessert would I listen to someone who didn't have a sweet-tooth? Perhaps not. But then again, perhaps it makes sense?

 

Anyway, my wife picked up something called a Danish Kringle the other day. OMG!

 

It is a large and sort of flat-ish pastry. I bit like a pie, but thin. No maybe more like a strudel.

 

Anyway, delicious. Tastes a bit like apple pie (but better). I asked, "what culture is this from?" Both wife and son piped up, "It's Dutch." Both, upon looking at the label, which clearly says "Danish Krugel," appear to be geographically challenged. But for bringing home such a delicious concoction they can be forgiven for this error (and then some).

 

I had more than a few samples before I looked at the wrapping paper to see it says "pecan kringle." i'd not have guessed it had pecans, and am not ordinarily a fan of pecan pie, but this stuff is delicious!

 

Hold on, I'm going to have another little sample to see if I taste pecans? Hmm...what every it is I want more.

 

you every have one of those items where you cut of a little piece hoping no one will notice. Then keep taking off more little pieces (even though no one has come home in the intervening time) figuring if it worked once, it should work again?

 

I don't have a sweet-tooth, but kringle is killing me!

 

If you have a problem stay away from OH Danish Kringle  made in Racine Wisconsin.

 

ohdanishbakery.com

 

Fair warning 

 

Bill

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TJ's now has these little frozen churros, too.

 

Oh...and their Koenig Amman croissant-like thingies are incredibly good.

 

It's hard to believe that the first time I visited Trader Joe's, I had no idea what the appeal was.  LOL

 

Some Wisconsinites opened up a bakery in South Florida where i used to live.  They had Kringle of the month.  My favorite was almond....and then the one they did for 4th of July which was cream cheese, strawberries, and blueberries. 

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On my list for next week's TJ's run.  :D  

 

So I looked on the bakery's website (where the items didn't really look so good to me) and under Peacn Kringle is clearly states:

 

You will be hooked after the first bite.

 

So they know what they are doing. We (wife) got a sample at TJs. The classic "first ones free" maneuver of the pusher-man.

 

Grounds for a lawsuit, I say...if I can't regain self-control :D

 

Bill (be careful out there)

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You know I guess this is one of those things where when you grow up around it you assume everyone else has it too.  They come in lots of flavors.  I think raspberry or cream cheese are my favorites.  There are many different companies around here that make them.  Every grocery store has them and even Costco has a large display of them.  I just wish they weren't so expensive.  Of course that is probably better for my health so I don't buy them often.

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You know I guess this is one of those things where when you grow up around it you assume everyone else has it too.  They come in lots of flavors.  I think raspberry or cream cheese are my favorites.  There are many different companies around here that make them.  Every grocery store has them and even Costco has a large display of them.  I just wish they weren't so expensive.  Of course that is probably better for my health so I don't buy them often.

 

I was in the dark. And happy in my ignorance. Now what? :D

 

Bill

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This is another company based in Racine. 

 

http://www.kringle.com/index.lasso

 

 

They have a Kringle of the month delivered to your door. Or 30 individual flavors if you care to pick your own flavors. Your taste buds can thank me later.

 

The odd thing is I look at pictures of kringle, and think, "no way I'd want to eat that stuff."

 

Strange. 

 

So Wisconsin is the land of kringle?

 

Bill

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Well good grief. I just walked in the door, back from a trip to TJ's, sans kringle. I saw them, though. In that flat wrapper I assumed it was a sort of lavosh, I didn't realize it was pastry. Next time...

 

On the upside, dh is traveling and dd is allergic to nuts, so I suppose I avoided the inevitable of devouring the entire thing myself.

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We always had Kringle for holidays when I was a child. Pecan was my favorite. And apple-cinnamon. Probably cherry, too. I thought you couldn't buy them around here, but I never even thought to look at TJs. This may be dangerous information for me to have...

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One of those websites says  Kringle is the official state pastry of Wisconsin. 

 

So, does every state have an official pastry? 

 

Because if so, US geography might come back in my hs curriculum. 

 

Here in California I think it is vitamin-water :D

 

Bill

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One of those websites says Kringle is the official state pastry of Wisconsin.

 

So, does every state have an official pastry?

 

Because if so, US geography might come back in my hs curriculum.

I don't know if it's official, but I'd say Texas' is the kolache. I dragged some co-workers through Bush International Airport to get one. You can get both savory and sweet kolaches. I missed them when I lived outside the state.

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So, like, just eat one skinny piece at a time? :D

 

Back-to-back.

 

Bill

 

Growing up in the Land of The Kringle, there is nothing more vexing than people who bring a kringle to a gathering of large people.  Because then that gorgeous loop of pastry gets cut into the tiniest slivers, and everyone takes just one to be polite, but what we're really all thinking is that as soon as no one is looking we're going in to scoop up anything that remains.

 

Seriously, every potluck involved ONE kringle for 100 people.   :mellow:

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I don't know if it's official, but I'd say Texas' is the kolache. I dragged some co-workers through Bush International Airport to get one. You can get both savory and sweet kolaches. I missed them when I lived outside the state.

 

oh, I had to google them. They look yum.  I see they're Czech and they look similar to Polish pastries I'm familiar with. I have a vegan recipe for sweet cream cheese ones....  

 

 

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Growing up in the Land of The Kringle, there is nothing more vexing than people who bring a kringle to a gathering of large people.  Because then that gorgeous loop of pastry gets cut into the tiniest slivers, and everyone takes just one to be polite, but what we're really all thinking is that as soon as no one is looking we're going in to scoop up anything that remains.

 

Seriously, every potluck involved ONE kringle for 100 people.   :mellow:

 

I'd always thought there was "nice" and then there was "Wisconsin-nice."

 

ONE kringle for 100 people makes me think there's a dark-side to these Badgers that no ones talking about :D

 

Or is this just how they practice politeness? Got to be made of stern stuff. 

 

Bill

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oh, I had to google them. They look yum.  I see they're Czech and they look similar to Polish pastries I'm familiar with. I have a vegan recipe for sweet cream cheese ones....  

 

 

 

 

Most local donut shops in the cities I've been to carry them. They are delicious.

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If we had kringles here in Los Angeles they probably be stuffed with kimchi.

 

Bill

 

Long, long ago I dated a Korean guy. The only good thing about his mother was her ability to make kimchi. 

 

A kringle stuffed with kimchi would be a disservice to both. Much better to let them both shine on their own.

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I've never had a kringle; never even heard of them. Should I be glad I live about an hour from the nearest TJ? Or should I be sad that I've lived all these years kringle-deprived?

 

Oh well, I did get some yummy lemon cookies from Aldi and *may* have eaten more than a serving or two while on my way to pick dd up from school.  :blushing:  They're just so yummy and bite-sized too! :drool5:

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Bill, I went to TJ's tonight and the size of the kringle shocked me - I went looking for something the size of a donut or a bear claw and this thing would not fit into the regular shopping basket when laid flat. Everyone at home liked it (everyone at home spent some time googling kringles and having discussions on the origins of kringles), it reminded the family of other desserts that we have tried in the past which have "stuffing" in them. I prefer kringles to pecan pie. Not sure if I will ever buy a pastry that has 10,000 calories again! I am going back to drinking Vitamin Water :)

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Bill, I went to TJ's tonight and the size of the kringle shocked me - I went looking for something the size of a donut or a bear claw and this thing would not fit into the regular shopping basket when laid flat. Everyone at home liked it (everyone at home spent some time googling kringles and having discussions on the origins of kringles), it reminded the family of other desserts that we have tried in the past which have "stuffing" in them. I prefer kringles to pecan pie. Not sure if I will ever buy a pastry that has 10,000 calories again! I am going back to drinking Vitamin Water :)

 

Despite the massive size of the kringle, it doesn't seemed to go unnoticed when someone nibbles away on it (even if they only eat a little bit at a time) :D

 

Last night after dinner my wife asked, "who wants some kringle?" The boy was an immediate "yes." I said, "no thanks." Which resulted a surprised look (somewhere between admiration and incredulity). Unfortunately any bonus points for self-restrain disappeared when I heard the word, "who's been into the kringle?"  

 

Oh the feelings of shame!

 

Then there is the whole portion in the center that is nothing but air.

 

The good news is I'm not hankering for more kringle (so far) this morning. And vitamin water is sounding better than ever :p

 

Bill

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Anyway, my wife picked up something called a Danish Kringle the other day. OMG!

 

It is a large and sort of flat-ish pastry. I bit like a pie, but thin. No maybe more like a strudel.

 

Anyway, delicious. Tastes a bit like apple pie (but better). I asked, "what culture is this from?" Both wife and son piped up, "It's Dutch." Both, upon looking at the label, which clearly says "Danish Krugel," appear to be geographically challenged. But for bringing home such a delicious concoction they can be forgiven for this error (and then some).

 

 

 

Fair warning 

 

Bill

 

Considering that Danish, Dutch, Swedish and Norwegians have a lot of intermingled traditions and recipes, your dw and son were probably partially correct.

(I was going to include Finland in this but I know better.) ;)

 

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Guess it's good that dh is never with me on the TJ trips. Sounds like something he would like, and I'm trying to get him to eat better.

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I live very near where your Kringle was made. I'm not a big fan..

 

For some reason I think it's hysterical that this has become a TJ's sought-after item. They are all over out here. Now I've got to make a TJ's trip to see how much they've marked them up.

 

 

$7.99 in California.

 

 

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Bill!  LOL!   Yes, we have a TJ down the street from us (3 miles).  DD and I are frequent customers!  In fact, many (and I mean MANY) of the people know us.  We have known about the ohdanishbakery's Danish kringle for a few years now.  And, we learned of the Pumpkin Danish Kringle a year or two ago; that's when I started buying them.  Right now the Pumpkin Danish Kringle made it's seasonal debut a couple of weeks ago.  I bought one.  Yep, it was gone almost immediately.

 

I went to TJ to shop for my "big buy" (buying for 2 weeks in one visit).  I asked if there were any more left and they said, "no".  Should I be shocked?  NO!  TJ contracts with this bakery (as I was told by mgt) and the bakery produces the "full" amount and ships out to the stores.  When it's gone, it's gone.  OH no!  I can't have that b/c dd asked for another one today.

 

I asked mgt to call the next closer location.  They called and they have several left.  I asked for 2 to be put on hold with my name on it.  So, after I returned home and exercised, dd and I drove down to pick them up.  Sure enough, they were on hold and all is well as they now reside in our kitchen.  :)

 

A TJ employee told me she cuts them up in to small (yeah, right!) individual portions/servings and bags them in individual freezer bags.  I thought that was a good idea!

At TJ I also picked up more fall harvest salsa.  It's good!  And, the Autumnal Sauce and pumpkin-shaped pasta (forget what it's called).  The pumpkin cream cheese is ridiculously good.  Try on a bagel.

 

It's all good though.  Anything pumpkin. 

 

eta:  pumpkin is followed by pecan which is followed by raspberry (I think) around Valentine's Day.  I don't remember the other flavor/s.  I think there's 4. 

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Wisconsin is where you can find ridiculously delcious home-baked pastries and cookies. Ask anyone in my family what their favorite memory of Old World Wisconsin is and each of us will answer delicious cookies. (Old World Wisconsin is a village reenacting settlers' lives.) That was ten years ago and I still remember those cookies.

 

If you like the Kringle, you might also like The Elegant Farmer's pies in a paper bag. They are a mess of pie, very sweet, with a thick, buttery crust edged with carmelized sugar. Baked in a paper bag.

 

Our house is now gluten-free and low carb. I may have to see if I can find some substitute recipes.

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