Spandauer Recipe

Spandauer is a sweet and delicious authentic Danish pastry. Learn how to make/prepare Spandauer by following this easy recipe.
Spandauer Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 25 g Yeast
  • 150 ml Water
  • 1 Egg
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 300 g Flour
  • 250 g Butter
  • Jam or Cake Cream
  • Icing Sugar (for the final glaze)
  • Water (for the final glaze)
How to make Spandauer:
  • Preheat oven to 440°F (225°C).
  • Mix yeast with water, as given on the package.
  • Add egg, salt and sugar. Mix well.
  • Add the flour slowly, until the dough is light and flexible. Set the dough aside for 15 minutes.
  • Roll out the dough into a large square.
  • Roll the butter between 2 baking paper sheets, up to thickness of 1 cm.
  • Put the butter in the center of the dough.
  • Fold each corner of the square into the center. Let it stand for 15 minutes.
  • Roll the dough out again and repeat 4 to 5 times.
  • Roll the dough into a large square once again and cut into small squares of 12 x 12 cm.
  • Place a little jam or cake cream in the middle of each small square.
  • Fold each of the four corners into the middle. Leave the pastry to rise for 15 minutes.
  • Glaze each pastry with beaten egg and put if for baking for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Mix icing sugar and water into a thin glaze.
  • Remove the pastries from the oven and coat each pastry with the icing.
  • Serve.