Legendary | Worth driving from anywhere
Review by: Michael Stern
Bendtsen’s Bakery in Racine, WI |What to eat
Kringle is a pastry with Danish ancestry, but little-known on this continent beyond Racine, Wisconsin.
If you don’t know what one is, think of an ordinary Danish, like you have with morning coffee. Now, imagine its crust buttery and feather-light, almost like a croissant; and imagine it filled with a ribbon of pecan paste and chopped nuts, or a layer of almond macaroon paste, or a low tunnel of cherry and cheese. Picture it as a huge ring like a Christmas wreath, about a foot-and-a-half across and iced with sugar glaze or flavored frosting.
Finally, imagine it served warm with butter melting on top, accompanied by a cup of coffee. There you have one of the great breakfast (or tea time) treats in America. Bendtsen’s is a great place to try one.
It is not a full service cafe, but there are some seats for customers to sit and eat pastries and drink coffee. This is a good thing, because we must warn you that kringle is not car food. It’s unwieldy (crumbles and oozes), and it really should be served warm and eaten with a fork.
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Dessert|
|Credit Cards Accepted||Yes|