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Danish Poppy and Sesame Seed Twists

Traditional Danish Twists also known as Frøsnappere. It is a part of the traditional Danish pastry family. Find outher great Danish Pastry recipes on 
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Danish
Servings: 20 Danish Twists


  • 1 portion of Danish pastry dough (Find recipe on
  • 100 g poppy seeds (3.5 oz)
  • 100 g sesame seeds (3.5 oz)


  • 125 g butter (4 1/4 oz)
  • 4 tbsp sugar


  • Start by making a standard Danish Pastry Base Dough. I have a recipe for this here on - search for Pastry Dough or click this link.
  • On a flour cover table, use a rolling pin to flatten the pastry dough into a 60x30 cm (24x12 inch) rectangle.
  • Make the sugar/butter filling by mixing the two ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Use a knife to smear out the filling lengthwise on half of the pastry dough.
  • Now fold the other half of the dough over the part with the butter/sugar filling. The dough should now measure 60x15 cm (24x6 inch). Use your fingers to assemble the edges so that the filling is sealed inside.
  • Brush the top of the dough with a beaten egg. Save any excessive egg for later. Sprinkle the dough with poppy and sesame seeds. The dough should be completely covered with seeds.
  • Use a knife to cut the dough into 15 pieces measuring 15x4 cm (6x4.5 inch).
  • Now twist the dough one revolution along the long side and place them on a parchment paper covered oven plate.
  • Cover the twisted dough with a clean dishtowel or similar and let them rise for about 30-40 minutes.
  • 10. Use the rest of the beaten egg to brush the parts of the pastry that has not been covered with Poppy seeds.
  • 11. Preheat the oven to 220 C (430 F) and then place the raised pastry at the oven's middle location. Bake the pastry for 5 minutes then turn down the heat to 200 C (400 F) and continue baking for about 15 minutes or until they are nice and golden.
  • 12. Let the baked Twists cool off on an oven grid.


Keep this danish pastry in an airtight container to keep them fresh and crisp for a longer time.