Træstammer – Danish Tree Logs
I know the blog focuses on Italian food, but sometimes I can’t help sharing a recipe from my native Denmark, like these træstammer (Danish for tree logs) that can be found in every bakery in the country.
While Italian bakeries sell trays of bite-sized pastries, Danish cakes for afternoon tea are generally more substantial and you only have one per person. One of the most popular Danish tea cakes is træstammer. A classic that would make any thrifty Italian housewife proud. Træstammer are made from leftover cakes and biscuits like the Italian chocolate cake with biscuits, Tuscan zuccotto or Bonet from Piedmont. In træstammer poundcake, fruitcakes, pastries, muffins or cookies can be processed and recirculated, and the result when wrapped in marzipan and dipped in chocolate is really delicious. An ingenious way of using leftover sweet bits and pieces.