The Danish often make it through long, cold winters by including simple yet cozy pleasures. However, at Christmastime, their love of hygge (pronounced “hew-ga”), the quality of warm, welcoming friendliness that helps people feel content and happy, escalates to a whole new level. Danish people customarily follow traditions at Christmas to encourage this mindset, including Advent calendars, Christmas trees (with real candles, when possible), beautiful paper star lanterns, Christmas markets, opulent Christmas tablescapes, and, of course, holiday get-togethers with plenty of delicious, traditional Christmas baked goods.
At O&H Danish Bakery, we love all kinds of food, but we’re particularly passionate about Danish sweets, especially during the Christmas season. That’s why we make a variety of homemade Danish sweets to share with our friends in Racine and throughout the country. Here is a checklist of some you might want to order to take the hygge in your home to new heights this Christmas.
Bread Puddings and Pastries
When it comes to our Christmas bread pudding and pastries, we craft each pastry by hand using only the best ingredients, making these treats a lovely way to make life a little more festive. Some of the desserts in this category you may want to include in your Christmas pudding lineup are:
- Danish Cinnamon Apple Bread Pudding
- Christmas Present Brownies
- Sinful Chocolate Eclairs
- Danish Dream Cake
Danish Crown Cakes
Denmark is built on royalty and mystery, two ideas we’ve blended as our inspiration to create our unique Danish Crown Cakes. We use a secret family recipe to make incredibly moist and soft Bundt cakes with perfectly balanced Danish-inspired flavors to suit any holiday gathering. Our tempting selection of Crown Cakes includes:
- White Christmas Crown Cake
- Santa’s Donut Pout Cake
- Scandinavian Almond Crown Cake
- The Imperial Chocolate Crown Cake
With details and flavors such as eggnog, cinnamon, classic almond, and chunks of bittersweet chocolate, our Crown Cakes are ideal for festive gatherings whether you’re the host or need to take something along to a potluck.
Danish Layer Cakes
Our handmade and hand-decorated Danish Layer Cakes are a great example of our attention to detail and expertise in baking traditional Danish desserts. Handmade just for you, our Danish Layer Cakes are crafted individually to ensure that each cake is baked to perfection. These desserts are light and fluffy with the perfect balance of cake and frosting, thanks to each one made by hand by our expert family bakers. Why not choose a Danish Layer Cake this year for your Christmas dessert?
- Ohhhh Fudge! Layer Cake
- King’s Poinsettia Cake
- Christmas Danish Layer Cake
- Santa’s Chocolate Peppermint Cake
- Merry Little Christmas Cake
We also make a Gluten-Free Trinity Layer Cake, a beautiful hand-decorated confection made with layers of silky-smooth cheesecake, Wisconsin cherries and cranberries, and delicious gluten-free cake, shipped frozen for maximum freshness.
Danish Coffee Cakes
Nothing says hygge like a warm slice of coffee cake and a steaming mug of our Gokstad Premium Coffee. Our coffee cakes are truly unique, the products of an authentic family recipe we’ve passed down through many generations. Be sure to try our Almond Custard Seven Sisters Coffee Cake, Danish dessert pastries featuring creamy almond filling and smooth custard, baked into seven spiraled rolls. For 70 years, this has been an O&H Danish Bakery favorite. We also offer a variety of traditional coffee cakes with flaky layers of pastry and irresistible scratch-made fillings to help you welcome all your holiday guests. Try our:
- Pecan Custard Coffee Cake
- Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake
- Cinnamon Swirl Braided Coffee Cake
- Wisconsin Christmas Coffee Cake
- Dark Chocolate Croissant Pie
This holiday season, stock up on coffee cake and Gokstad coffee, and keep both ready to warm at a moment’s notice for drop-in guests. Or serve them at your family get-togethers, office parties or any other festive Christmas events you’re part of this year.
Authentic Danish Kringle
When it comes to traditional Danish desserts, there’s nothing like a Kringle. It’s the foundation of what we do and our best-selling bakery item. We focus on everyday favorite Kringle flavors and seasonal items to match the time of year, its theme, and what’s fresh and available locally. Kringle makes an excellent meal or snack anytime of day, from breakfast and brunch to afternoon tea, the end of a traditional Danish supper, and even a midnight snack. Be ready for guests with a slice of our Christmas pastries:
- A Very Danish Christmas Kringle
- Almond Kringle
- Apple Kringle
- Cherry Kringle
- Christmas Fudge Kringle
- Cinnamon Roll Kringle
- Cream Cheesecake Kringle
- Christmas Cookie Kringle
- Pecan Kringle
- Santa’s Secret Christmas Kringle
- Turtle Kringle
When it comes to planning your desserts for Christmas dinner and other holiday menus, we have your back. We know how to make authentic Danish desserts fresh and homemade just for you. We also focus on outstanding customer service and unmatched quality in everything we do. Browse online or visit one of our Racine store locations to explore our extensive range of goodies — and be prepared to have trouble choosing just one or two. We wish you and yours a very happy holiday season.