Where Local and Global Appetites Collide

Kringles – Sweet Treats from the heartland

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I know sweets aren’t exactly what one thinks of when it come to food that’s good for you, but quality baked goods in moderation are good for the soul.

I grew up in Racine, Wisconsin, a city known for its bakeries, Danish bakeries to be specific. Sticky buns, kolaches, napoleons, breads all are a part of the action. But the signature item is something called kringle. Kringles are a little hard to explain, but once you’ve has one you’ll never forget.

Basically a kringle is buttery layers of thin, sweet dough filled with any number of goodies; fruit, nuts, chocolate, custard r a combination of any of those. They are formed into a large ring, baked to a golden brown and then iced.

Three bakeries, O & HLarsen’s and Bendtsen’s will ship kringles world-wide. We’ve been sending kringles to friends for Christmas presents or for special occasions for years. Our friends look forward to the arrival of their kringles with much anticipation.

We usually send the a combo pack: one raspberry and one pecan. Other favorites are blueberry, apple and cherry but those are only a few of the flavors.

Send yourself a couple. But be warned these sweet gems are addicting and they will disappear quickly. 

Rita Connelly
Rita Connelly

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