Kirsten’s Danish Specialties & Kringles

Danish SpecialitesKirsten’s Danish Bakery was founded on replicating the old-world taste of Danish specialties like their authentic Kringles and Seven Sisters Danish.

Uses only the finest ingredients and well- trained Danish bakers, Kirsten’s brings you these traditional, authentic, old-world baked goods right here in Burr Ridge, IL (suburb of Chicago).

Our Kringle /ˈkrɪŋɡəl/: is a Scandinavian pastry, a Nordic variety of pretzel, which arrived with Roman Catholic monks in the 13th century, especially in Denmark. It developed further into several kinds of sweet, salty or filled pastries. The Award Winning Kringle has been bringing in hungry Danes and local Chicago area residents since Kirsten’s Danish Bakery opened in 1989, but what is a Kringle?

In Danish and Norwegian, the word is kringle, plural kringler; The word originates from the Old Norse kringla, meaning ring or circle. Or, simply put, a delicious large pretzel-shaped pastry with lots of history!

In 2005, Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, held a Kringle Contest, which was won by Kirsten’s Danish Bakery in Burr Ridge, Illinois.


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