Warm, flaky, delicious Danishes are sometimes all you need to awaken your taste buds. Deco found a spot that sells authentic Danishes… so authentic in fact, they’re made in Denmark. How do you say, "Watch this," in Danish?
We may be far from Denmark, but a little bit of Denmark is oh so close.
Diana Asklof: "Denmark is known for sweets, cheese and candy. We are very big in pastries. We have a lot of bakeries– pretty much one on every block."
If you want the best pastries Danish people can offer, step into this little shop in Hollywood.
Diana Asklof: "Danish Pastry Company has been in Hollywood now for three years. It is the very first of its kind, and it was based on a small store in Copenhagen."
This is Danish heaven.
Diana Asklof: "We offer a large selection of pastries, all made with our signature 24 layers of dough."
The 24 layers of dough are made by experienced bakers abroad.
Diana Asklof: "We get them all imported from Denmark. They are actually made there in a smaller bakery, flash frozen and then we bake them fresh throughout the day."
These folks are all about variety too.
Diana Asklof: "We have two types of fans."
With lemon custard or blackberry cream…
Diana Asklof: "We have three different types of crowns, or as we call them in Denmark, ‘spendowel.’"
There are large pastries and mini pastries…
Diana Asklof: "We have a salted-caramel braid, a dark chocolate cherry, a lemon cheesecake, apple, cinnamon swirl, coconut swirl with chocolate icing."
And — this most famous Danish.
Diana Asklof: "That’s the maple pecan plate. That is our number one seller. It has a brown sugar filling with toasted pecans on top, and it’s drizzled with maple syrup."
As for a more traditional approach?
Diana Asklof: "It’s called a ‘tealdkfabakis.’ It is a very light, very flaky, very buttery dough with almond cream inside."
So sit down with a pastry or a croissant…
Diana Asklof: "Our butter croissant is delectable."
Pick out candy from all over Scandinavia, and — maybe take some Danishes home.. you know, for later.
Diana Asklof: "The dough basically just melts in your mouth, and it doesn’t feel heavy in your stomach, like a lot of pastries over here do. It doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable. It’s just buttery, light, flaky and amazing."
FOR MORE INFO:
Danish Pastry Hollywood Company
2031 Tyler St
Hollywood, FL 33020