Danish Poppy Seed Crescents

Preparation info
  • Makes


    10 cm pastries
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Bake!: Essential Techniques for Perfect Baking

By Nick Malgieri

Published 2010

  • About

Unlike croissants, which are often plain, Danish crescents always have a filling. Poppy seed filling is one of the most popular in Vienna, where Danish pastry originated. There are also variations with walnut, apricot and prune fillings, as well as several variations on the shape of the crescents. Before poppy seeds can be used in a filling, they must be ground. Eastern European shops sell the seeds already ground, or you may grind them yourself in a spice grinder, but the seeds are quite h