These, everyone, is the foundation that the kingdom of Denmark is built upon. I’m serious, you’ll find these in just about any Danish bakery and everyone knows what they are. The name, roughly translated, is: “hindbær” = raspberry, and “snitter” = slices, so basically raspberry slices. Raspberry jam is essential for this one. I used some homemade stuff, but you don’t have to take it that far. Traditionally hindbærsnitter are served with colourful sprinkles on the icing on top of it, but I decided to go for freezedried raspberries. Danish colours and all, gotta represent.
- 250 g. soft butter
- 250 g. sugar
- 500 g. flour
- 3 eggs
- Icing made from water and confectioner’s sugar
- Sprinkles/whatever you’d like
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celcius.
Stir together sugar and butter. Add the flour and mix as well as possible, before adding the eggs. If your dough is a little hard to work with, leave it in the fridge for a while.
Divide your dough into two, and roll each out on a baking sheet, try and make them into square shapes about the same size. Bake the first square for 15 minutes. Once that’s done, do the same with the other one. While the second round of dough is in the oven, spread out a generous layer of raspberry jam all over the first square. Once the second square is done, place it (carefully) on top of the first, raspberry covered square. You’re half done now.
Mix your icing and spread it all over the top square, and add your sprinkles/raspberries/whatever before it’s all dry.
Now all there’s left to do, is cut out your hindbærsnitter in the shape you like. I went with the traditional rectangle approach, but you can make them into circles, triangles, squares, dinosaurs, you name it.