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They’re the perfect combination of sweet and crispy and in our home country of Denmark, they’re the taste of Christmas. Let the sugar icing fall like fresh Christmas snow and put a smile on the face of your loved ones with traditional Danish Klejner.


• 2 cups flour

• 1/3 cup sugar

• 1/2 stick butter

• 1 free range egg

• 1 cup lukewarm milk

• 1/3 cup heavy cream

• 1 tsp baking soda

• ½ tsp crushed cardamom • The zest of ½ an organic lemon

• ½ tsp vanilla bean seed

• oil for deep frying


Combine flour and baking soda. Add all the other ingredients and knead until the dough feels smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Roll out the dough to approximately 1/4 inch thick. Cut out into squares or diamonds that are approximately 2 by 4 inches. Cut a small slit in the middle of your klejne. Fry in hot oil until golden brown and remember to turn. Rest on a paper towel (or oil absorbent paper). Serve with a sprinkle of sugar icing.