Hygge is the Scandinavian word for a feeling of comfort and warmth, a cozy moment. Just like a Danish pastry.
Since the start of the pandemic, sales have exploded as we have come to slowly enjoy the delight of foods that are produced with care and love – foods that not only serve to satisfy hunger, but that evoke emotions. And now we’re ready to queue for them too (maybe Covid has taught us to slow down and be patient), especially on weekends, to enjoy with premium coffee. How lucky we are if that’s all it takes to cheer us up.
Danish pastries are often not too sweet, even when loaded with fruit. They also have some nutritional value. The dough is enriched with milk and egg, often streaked with almond paste – rich in protein and minerals – all good in small doses. As with all treats, it’s best to enjoy them once a week, when we can take a deep, relaxing breath and immerse ourselves in the hygge.